The Great Model Railway Challenge

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby 4472 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:34 pm

Magazine tv guide for next week and Virgin V6 box guide concur
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby Buelligan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:59 pm

I saw a post on Facebook from Corby and district model railway club, stating that airing had been postponed until september sometime.

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:40 am

It's not on the programme listing for the 6th September according to the Channel 5 website.

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby Buelligan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:22 am

It’s scheduled to start on Friday 13th September, I’m not sure on the time.

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby 4472 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:16 pm

Scheduled for 2000. Got my box programmed
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby NedFlanders » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:50 pm

Watching it with the family, everyone enjoying it so far.

Final day just starting in episode 1.......
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby End2end » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:27 pm

Thanks for the reminder Ned. Almost missed it! :?
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby Lysander » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm

Enjoyed it once it got going. As usual though, the presenters and judges annoyed me somewhat!

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:43 pm

The producer kept the camera on the faces too much, we would have still heard them if he pointed the camera at what they were doing a little more. Otherwise I think it should go well.
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby b308 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:37 am

There's only so many times you can show someone ballasting track, though, John!! It was ok, though...

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby footplat47 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:13 pm

I quite enjoyed it as the programme gained momemtum. The novices did some great landscaping for beginners. I think he had done it before maybe.
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby footplat47 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:15 pm

b308 wrote:There's only so many times you can show someone ballasting track, though, John!! It was ok, though...


Balesting, yuk,,,,,,,,,,,For me it is the worst job to do while building a layout. :) :)
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm

The novices raised a giggle for me at the start, some of the bottles of chemicals they were shown using in their day job are those made by the company I work for, I use the reject bottles for paint, glue etc!! :D

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby b308 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:53 am

footplat47 wrote:
b308 wrote:There's only so many times you can show someone ballasting track, though, John!! It was ok, though...


Balesting, yuk,,,,,,,,,,,For me it is the worst job to do while building a layout. :) :)


Completely agree, and my new layout is just getting to that stage... Aaaargh!

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Postby Dublo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Hello all
Well the series has started and having now watched the first episode I must admit that I was not as engaged with it as I was with those from the first series. I thought that longer running time was primarily for additional adverts. Personally I thought that there was to much emphasis on the special effects. There was some really interesting scenery being constructed that was practically glossed over. I do understand that the programme is not necessarily aimed at people like our self's. I guess it has to appeal to a wider audience and the effects can be scene stealers.


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