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by CasperGriswoldBacon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 121
Views: 9057

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I thought it got better as the series progressed. I think the judges and presenters had no choice but to point out the time limits as it was quiet obvious some of the contestants were in their own little worlds half the time, and a load of static layouts not connected together would have been **** t...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 121
Views: 9057

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

TBF i don't see much ridicule of the people doing the lay-outs unlike the "scottish programme" although it has to be said a programme maker would be a fool to not focus on a "character" if he falls into their lap. I thought the bake-off analogy by GWR-fan made earlier was a good ...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 121
Views: 9057

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

My main beef was the challenges. saw a trailer for the next one and its seems to be something involving blackadder! personally it would have been more interesting to me if it was like week 1: an engine shed week 2: mainline station etc.. 3 viaduct etc.. but then i guess you lose the appeal to the ca...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 121
Views: 9057

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I thought it was okay. Not sure of the actual challenges which were a bit pointless to my mind (film sets?!) but a lot of clever stuff i thought, and at least the film crew didn't concentrate on making the competitors look like oddballs as on the scottish thingy.
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The final day of steam
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: The final day of steam

think it just shows the ideology around at that time.. They were also struggling to recuit, there was near full employment at the time and people could walk into better paid and much safer jobs elsewhere, rather than having to clean steam locos in all weathers and hum coal around... Things are neve...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The final day of steam
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: The final day of steam

think it just shows the ideology around at that time. Everything had to be futuristic and steam was very much old hat. The actual last trains organised by BR were nothing short of a disgrace for a celebration of the passing of steam when you consider it had totally changed the world. They just wante...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Bicester Military Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Bicester Military Railway

I remember having a modern railway atlas as a kid (the railway system circa about 1979) and seeing this funny squiggly system in it. Very interesting to finally find out a bit more about it
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Fri May 25, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?
Replies: 47
Views: 1864

Re: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?

think it depends on your expectations, the cost, and what interests you. The one i go to is pretty small in solihull, west midlands (i tend to only realise its on when i drive past on the day its on). To be honest i mainly go for the sellers because you can pick up stuff much cheaper than on ebay. I...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6496

Re: Hornby in the news today

From what I have seen of videos of British model rail events and my own personal experiences of model rail exhibitions downunder, predominantly the people attending are middle-aged men and male baby boomers, with younger adults and very small children representing the few families that attend. Ther...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6496

Re: Hornby in the news today

Well model railways goes in cycles i think. So just as kids growing up in the 60/70's on Triang battlespace etc.. are now the big spenders in the "scale model" market, so those who got thomas the tank engine/Hogwarts stuff as kids in the last decade will be entering the hobby in 20 years t...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wrenn 5 pole armature
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Wrenn 5 pole armature

No problem.
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wrenn 5 pole armature
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Wrenn 5 pole armature

well i found these lot on google. No idea if they're any good. £25 quid i think
http://www.scalespeed.co.uk/
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another TV show?
Replies: 31
Views: 1579

Re: Another TV show?

Got to be good exposure for the hobby. Wish they'd do something similar for RC modelling instead of those old Bob Smythes or the scouse lad who fronted a short series about 20 years ago. How long ago was that Dulverton build series? In Germany, the DMax channel has a regular modeller's series cover...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another TV show?
Replies: 31
Views: 1579

Re: Another TV show?

Got to be good exposure for the hobby. Wish they'd do something similar for RC modelling instead of those old Bob Smythes or the scouse lad who fronted a short series about 20 years ago. How long ago was that Dulverton build series? In Germany, the DMax channel has a regular modeller's series cover...
by CasperGriswoldBacon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another TV show?
Replies: 31
Views: 1579

Re: Another TV show?

Sounds like another variation of scrapheap challenge to me - ie 2 teams build a functioning model solving a problem over 2 days, stick a few trees on at the end and call it a diorama. Lots of focus on the larger than life "characters" interacting and arguing over the "hilarious" ...

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