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Author Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge  (Read 14093 times)

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #225 on: October 26, 2018, 10:38:00 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:
You need more than Scottish water.....

Even after the whisky it's hard to understand - and I was there....

One thing that was not covered about the winning layout was another pre-buildgate situation.

The whole of the upper layout ie engine shed and yard, arrived complete in one piece track laid ballasted and sceniced, to just pop onto the supports that had been built on the main baseboard.


We had prepared to take a lot more stuff pre-built but, after a 'phone call to the production team, decided we could not take any more as we believed we had used out allocation of '6 pre-built items'.

How wrong we were!

Anyway - good fun for all!

ps - This was actually the 1st heat that was filmed, but we got relegated to the 4th for people to view.

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« Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 12:23:32 AM by ScottishModeller »
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #226 on: October 26, 2018, 11:49:52 PM »
Hi all,

I'm still watching it and sort of enjoying it but the rules do seem to have gone out of the window.

I was thinking tonight's episode was a tricky one to judge as the winner's layout was the best but nothing to do with 'fire and ice' as such and now I know they brought in that (thank you ScottishModeller) I'm losing heart.

The program just doesn't know what it is. Do one or the the other. They say 'the best professional' modellers at the start of one episode, then say on another that they're not, teams who've never met before, last time only one in a team had modelled trains. Then the nothing to do with the theme.

Who's in charge Sepp Blatter?

Rant over. Sorry, still watchable in a strange way, probably that I now know it's not just me that BIG CHICKENS things up AND a guy was allowed to say the other word on the TV and I can't here :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

Sorry again, been on the vino  :doh:






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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #227 on: October 27, 2018, 09:04:14 AM »
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #228 on: October 27, 2018, 09:06:13 AM »
Who is the Septic Bladder chap?? I bet he models GWR

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #229 on: October 27, 2018, 09:10:07 AM »
Can't wait to see this  :uneasy:
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #230 on: October 27, 2018, 10:50:10 AM »

The program just doesn't know what it is. Do one or the the other. They say 'the best professional' modellers at the start of one episode, then say on another that they're not, teams who've never met before, last time only one in a team had modelled trains. Then the nothing to do with the theme.


Totally agree weave.

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #231 on: October 27, 2018, 03:33:15 PM »
The program knows exactly what it is. We're talking about it, and that's all that matters to the people selling the advertising slots.

Having said which, I missed the last 10 minutes of last night's, and so I thought I'd catch up on the My5 app. What a load of rubbish! They expected me to watch 10 minutes of adverts before it would show me the small part of the programme I was interested in. I deleted the app, and am none the wiser on the result.
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #232 on: October 27, 2018, 04:37:33 PM »
@Yet_Another

The Home Team won

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #233 on: October 27, 2018, 04:56:23 PM »
Fascinating to  watch...  winning  team  totally failed to  deliver  the  stated  spec of 'Fire  and  Ice ' and should  have been   third or  disqualified for  not trying!
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #234 on: October 27, 2018, 04:57:13 PM »
ie, the ones who turned up with half their layout pre-built  :veryangry:

"One thing that was not covered about the winning layout was another pre-buildgate situation.

The whole of the upper layout ie engine shed and yard, arrived complete in one piece track laid ballasted and sceniced, to just pop onto the supports that had been built on the main baseboard."

see scottish modeller's post
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #235 on: October 27, 2018, 05:01:07 PM »
Fascinating to  watch...  winning  team  totally failed to  deliver  the  stated  spec of 'Fire  and  Ice ' and should  have been   third or  disqualified for  not trying!

a couple of wagons - yer right, a really embodiment of the requirement.

totally fed up with this, rules broken right left and centre, editing to make people made to look total pratts, can't see a second series happening, only the saddest t***ts would take part to see themselves on tv.
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #236 on: October 27, 2018, 06:02:46 PM »
Does this mean the idea of an NGF team for the next series is stuck in the sidings? :hmmm:

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #237 on: October 27, 2018, 07:12:44 PM »
only the saddest t***ts would take part to see themselves on tv.

Guessing you didn't get accepted then, never mind, you can always apply to be on season 2  :D

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #238 on: October 27, 2018, 07:35:04 PM »
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The Home Team won
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I wonder if that's why they won Ray(?). But as I said to MBH, what is the one trick pony going to do for the next round?!?
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge
« Reply #239 on: October 27, 2018, 07:52:50 PM »
Fascinating to  watch...  winning  team  totally failed to  deliver  the  stated  spec of 'Fire  and  Ice ' and should  have been   third or  disqualified for  not trying!

The Home Team would have won no matter how they abused the rules I think, a whole pre-built shed section, the core of the layout really was taking the Pi** big time and their claim to have embodied the week's theme "fire and ice", to be very generous was tenuous. I guess it is mostly intended as entertainment of a sort, with the "drama" we have become accustomed to in such shows, but yes, it is mostly a carrier to support the adverts that run in between really.


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