A story about a man who combines art and mechanics to create animated models which he exhibits.
M/S of 68 year old Francis Deeks in his workshop, he is working on a wooden model on a bench in front of him. C/U of the model of a cart and his hands filing one of the wheels. C/U of his face, C/U of his hands fitting the wheel to the cart, C/U as he turns the cart the right way up and fits a model of a man holding a sack to the top. He lifts the sack up a couple of times to make sure the mechanism works. C/U of his face as he works, he lifts the cart up and looks underneath. The narrator tells us he makes "animated dioramas".
Exterior. M/S of a large sign saying 'Exhibition You Should Not Miss' with various models of mechanical men attached to the sign sawing and painting it. The camera pans over to a small marquee with the sign 'Working Models' outside it, this is in the grounds of Chester House. A man, woman and little girl walk towards the entrance. M/S of the interior of the marquee, Mr B Modley and his daughter and son, Peter, are looking at a working model of mechanical horses and hounds. Mr J Cook and his daughter Sheila are in the background looking at another picture. C/U of the mechanism making it work, with wire going round various pulleys and motors. C/U of another similar mechanism. M/S of the hunting scene, the horses and hounds appear to be walking along, the camera pans across the model. C/U of the horse and rider moving, C/U of one of the hounds moving and wagging its tail. C/U of Peter watching. M/S of a miniature farmyard scene with many different buildings animals and people, the narrator says there are over 50 moving pieces to the model. C/U of part of the model with the figures doing various things. C/U of a moving conveyor belt used to take hay up to the loft, there are various moving figures working up there. Various shots of the model farm. C/U of Mr Cook and Sheila watching the scene.
M/S of a red gypsy caravan model being pulled by horses, C/U of the horses moving, C/U of the horses and dog at the back. C/U of Sheila looking. M/S of a mill with a turning wheel and a stream running by it. C/U of Peter. M/S of mechanical race horses. C/U of one horse moving along.