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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #210 on: October 24, 2018, 01:03:19 PM »
As an RM Web user  :uneasy: I will say that they aren't all bad but then I mainly exist in the Pre-Grouping section and have found them to be a great bunch if a little  :laugh3: in the best possible way  :beers:

I am looking forward to the next episode, despite thoughts about it, it's nice to have something that is actually railway related that isn't someone walking down a disused track saying how nice it is the trains have gone (There was a Julia Bradbury program to that effect a few years back)

Do we actually know if you are not allowed to use anything but OO in the heats? I know there was some 009 in Episode 2 but just a thought

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #211 on: October 24, 2018, 01:50:56 PM »
it's reported elsewhere they were required to use OO as the main railway. The production company had at one time thought of connecting all the layouts together as one giant layout.. Also I believe the train had to be able to carry their camera
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 01:55:37 PM by The Q »

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #212 on: October 24, 2018, 02:54:56 PM »
it's reported elsewhere they were required to use OO as the main railway. The production company had at one time thought of connecting all the layouts together as one giant layout.. Also I believe the train had to be able to carry their camera
Hi there,

What you have said is almost correct....

If you entered you could use N Gauge for the model.

However, if you got to the final you had to have 00 as the finished models are meant to join up into a 'supersized' layout.

This is the one reason why there is no totally N gauge layout in the competition.

It would have meant building a totally new layout in 00 for the final.

I did think about something along the lines of the layout that has both 00 and N on it, but time was against it.

Thanks
Thanks
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #213 on: October 24, 2018, 10:42:33 PM »
Well, just watched episode 2 (8 am Aus time!) and quite enjoyed it. I quite liked the wok on the fishing rod!

I think the trick is not to take the show too seriously.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #214 on: October 24, 2018, 11:07:06 PM »
I suppose it was a Dalek  'Wok'et.   :doh: (I'll get my coat and hat now).
Still planning a layout...

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #215 on: October 24, 2018, 11:08:18 PM »
Good idea  ;)
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #216 on: October 25, 2018, 04:50:20 PM »
Press release from Bachmann about products used on the last show including the GF line.
Winners will be on their stand at Warley...

http://news.bachmann.co.uk/2018/10/bachmann-products-as-seen-on-screen/

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #217 on: October 25, 2018, 05:58:38 PM »
I got caught reading "Steam World" in the Air France lounge at Birmingham airport today, by one of the ladies who works there.

She mentioned that she really enjoys this program so it seems that it's a hit with ordinary folk whatever we may think  of it.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #218 on: October 26, 2018, 06:01:47 AM »
Just had a look at episode three, and agree with most of the comments on page 13.

Marginal TV at best.
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #219 on: October 26, 2018, 06:27:04 PM »
Just had a look at episode three, and agree with most of the comments on page 13.

Marginal TV at best.

Is that rubbish still on the TV?

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #220 on: October 26, 2018, 07:22:22 PM »
I believe one of our own is on tonight's episode  ;)

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #221 on: October 26, 2018, 08:43:32 PM »
Come on Lawrence donít keep it a secret I wonít be able to watch untill later tonight so I will look out for whoever.
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #222 on: October 26, 2018, 09:11:28 PM »
Come on Lawrence donít keep it a secret I wonít be able to watch untill later tonight so I will look out for whoever.
Bob Tidbury

It's a secret, but he does have a very wide centre parting and dapper specs a-dangling  ;)

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #223 on: October 26, 2018, 09:49:04 PM »
just watched on my5, and I must admit to being baffled at the result.

one minute it was 'great modelling, but rubbish on the fire & ice' next it was 'they are the winners'.

will need to inbibe some scottish water and rewatch in the hope that I will understand  :beers:
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #224 on: October 26, 2018, 10:35:58 PM »
Some excellent modelling by one team this week. If only all the teams in the series were of the same calibre, and the editors were a lot fairer in the way they portray them, this would have the makings of a good programme.

So I didnít waste an hour watching it. Maybe just 30 minutes.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 10:50:16 PM by daffy, Reason: Clarity. »
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