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Layouts in tv drama
« on: August 25, 2018, 03:52:54 pm »
I quite enjoy watching Morse and  A Touch of Frost. In the past few days a couple of episodes
have featured characters who have large 00 layouts. In Morse there was a mummy's boy
who threw a strop because his mum forgot to order a new guards van for him and in Frost
the murder victim was a  seedy and neurotic pawnbroker/moneylender . Hope they're not
based on real people !   :D

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Re: Layouts in tv drama
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 09:40:54 pm »
I think there was an episode of Hinterland were the local weirdo was into model rail.

Anyone notice a theme

It's a bit like when they portray the local perve or nonce and they are always into photography.

Stereotypes I don't make them I just observe them ;)

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Re: Layouts in tv drama
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 09:43:17 pm »
I must admit I probably annoy SWMBO when I spot model trains in the background of Antiques Roadtrip etc.

The Two Ronnies sketch about the little trains of Wales  holds particular interest as the 009 layout they used  (see especially the end of the sketch) was "The Dovey Valley Railway", one I used to help operate at shows in the late 70s and the 80s.   I believe it still exists though is retired from exhibiting.

« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 09:45:18 pm by ntpntpntp »
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Layouts in tv drama
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 07:55:56 am »
Thanks Nick for the early morning laugh with the Two Ronnies.

The 'Endeavour' series episode, Passenger, also featured a train buff who was portrayed as a bit weird. Factual errors* aside, it was a good episode, with lots of interest for those who enjoy trains in all shapes and sizes.

https://mountainlake.org/endeavour-passenger/

* errors in this episode discussed elsewhere on this Forum
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Re: Layouts in tv drama
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 11:41:00 am »
Paul -H,  note your point, in  predigital times pro photographers were regarded as glamorous
showbiz types whereas amateurs were regarded with suspicion as either perves or nerds .
Nowadays every man and his dog are taking selfies in the street.

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Re: Layouts in tv drama
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 12:16:28 pm »
Nowadays every man and his dog are taking selfies in the street.

Seems that way, especially the dogs....


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Re: Layouts in tv drama
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2018, 06:21:48 pm »
Not N gauge, but the OO gauge underground layout was featured in an episode of Sherlock

 

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