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Author Topic: The Biggest Little Railway in the World  (Read 1812 times)

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Offline emjaybee

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2018, 11:10:46 pm »
For better or worse I may end up hiding behind the sofa during the next episode....

I am sure I caught s glimps (during the aforementioned “previews”  >:() of “Silver Lady” sinking upside-down in the canal?

If that does happen (and given the awful idea of it being plonked on a small boat it might well), surely that’s the end? If they simply replace the loco it’s not at all in the spirit of the task and I will call time on the show.

Well, if it did go in, they might fish it out, clean it up and carry on running it - that would not only be acceptable, but would mimic real life (Tay bridge and No. 224)!

More like The Three Stooges meets The Great Egg Race!
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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2018, 11:36:56 pm »
For better or worse I may end up hiding behind the sofa during the next episode....

I am sure I caught s glimps (during the aforementioned “previews”  >:() of “Silver Lady” sinking upside-down in the canal?

If that does happen (and given the awful idea of it being plonked on a small boat it might well), surely that’s the end? If they simply replace the loco it’s not at all in the spirit of the task and I will call time on the show.

Well, if it did go in, they might fish it out, clean it up and carry on running it - that would not only be acceptable, but would mimic real life (Tay bridge and No. 224)!

Didn't hear them mention they had a diver in the team !
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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2018, 11:41:29 pm »
For better or worse I may end up hiding behind the sofa during the next episode....

I am sure I caught s glimps (during the aforementioned “previews”  >:() of “Silver Lady” sinking upside-down in the canal?

If that does happen (and given the awful idea of it being plonked on a small boat it might well), surely that’s the end? If they simply replace the loco it’s not at all in the spirit of the task and I will call time on the show.

Well, if it did go in, they might fish it out, clean it up and carry on running it - that would not only be acceptable, but would mimic real life (Tay bridge and No. 224)!

Didn't hear them mention they had a diver in the team !

I noticed all the minions had to wear life jackets because they were in sight of water, whilst the Celebs didn't.

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 12:50:49 am »
The whole show is so contrived.  The mention of the Great Egg Race above is exactly the right grouping for this.

But more specifically, yeah, that truss bridge was a total farce.  It would have been possible to build a suitable bridge, with much reduced deflection, with the materials and the tools available.  I wonder how much of what we saw was dictated by the director... "You have to make it look like a trussed bridge!"

I'll watch another one to see if it picks up but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.
It's a manufactured task to build a show around and, so far, doesn't have much to build on.  Shame.....

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 01:57:06 pm »
I wasn't able to watch this on Sunday, so set the recorder. I finally sat down to watch it last night... well, it had recorded something for an hour but it was a complete blank, as was the Dave Attenburg programme on BBC1. Disaster! Or so I thought until I read the above reviews. Now I don't know whether to watch it on my laptop or not... Help me out chaps, is it worth it?

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 02:04:30 pm »
Well, on the one hand, if you watch it you'll understand why many are so disappointed.

On the other hand, if you don't watch it...

...no, sorry, I thought I was going somewhere with this but I've lost it.

As you were.

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 02:08:23 pm »
In a word, no.

I'll be watching paint dry when the next episode is on. :D
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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2018, 02:30:01 pm »
I'll give the next episode a go but only because a colleague of mine is one of the volunteers. It's a shame that the producers don't seem to know what they wanted it to be so it's not really a railway or engineering programme.

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2018, 09:24:10 pm »
Just watched the 2nd episode and I thought it got a bit better to be honest.

Apart from the predicted farce with the model boat (did the owner lose bits of his model boat there?!), was more interesting.

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2018, 09:45:39 pm »
According to my 13-year-old it wasn't a patch on James May.  At least they've now admitted that the real railway got half way through the Great Glen, distinctly contrary to what they implied in the title sequence. 

That viaduct across the weir is going to float away if it rains before the train gets there (which being the Highlands is quite likely).  And I agree the truss bridge looks like Bouch on a bad day.  Haven't they heard of Dexion? 

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2018, 10:25:41 pm »
Fell asleep  ???
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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2018, 10:43:28 pm »
They haven't actually made a succesful crossing of the lock. They may just as well have carried it across the lock gates.

They also seem to have a fixation with ply! It's losing credibility faster than a politician that's just been elected.

I probably won't bother watching the third episode, I only watched bits of this one.

Shame. Good idea, poorly executed.
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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2018, 10:50:08 pm »
I found it disconcerting that the engine or coach seemed to fall off every fifteen minutes

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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2018, 12:11:59 am »
Much better than the 1st,
 apart from the unnecessary bully boy   shouting at  abusing  the volunteer (again!)

Disappointed that we didnt get to see DS in full aqualung gear retrieving a lost Lady :) Instead in good model rail fashion, we had 'the Hand of God' in the form of the lock keeper wading in  :D
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Re: The Biggest Little Railway in the World
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2018, 12:45:30 am »
The young nerd spouting H&S is starting to get on my breasts, I can see him having an 'accident' and walking into a tree before the series finishes
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