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The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:41 pm
by RailwayRobbo
Episode 1
Friday 28th September 2018
8 p.m.
Channel 5

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 pm
by mjb1961
Thanks ,,,,must watch ,,I'll set the virgin box to record :D :D

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:12 pm
by RailwayRobbo
I'm going to have to record it as well mjb 1961. Wife is taking me on a long weekend down to Blue Anchor in Somerset for my birthday. The place we are staying is 50 yards from the West Somerset Railway station and it's also their Gala Weekend (Friday to Sunday). I'm hoping we get a bit more of this sunshine we've been having lately.

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:51 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Found this blog online by "the Mary Berry of Model Railways" (and yes at least one Soggy Bottom Joke)

https://www.kathymillatt.co.uk/blog/2018/06/22/great-model-railway-challenge/

Jim

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm
by mjb1961
Just looked in the TVs mag for next week and it shows that ,,Rameses,Moses and murder is on at 7pm for 2 hours ,,,,I'm hoping it's a misprint in the magazine ,,,,,,can anyone confirm anything??

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 pm
by 4472
I think you will find it is a week later according to Peco when I googled it

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:40 am
by alex3410
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, The Great Model Railway Challenge is now coming to Channel 5 on Friday 5th October @ 8pm! In the coming weeks we will have some teaser photos for you all
Source: Metcalfe via Facebook

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 am
by End2end
Seems like one of the challenges is to actually get it on the tv schedule. :lol:
Looking forward to watching.
Thanks
End2end

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 pm
by CasperGriswoldBacon
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.

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:03 pm
by Bufferstop
Given that it had to avoid turning off the casual viewer I reckon that didn't do a bad job. Mrs W was rooting for the eventual winners at the end.

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:06 pm
by alex3410
She did better then my other half who fell asleep about 15 minutes in :lol:

I was also rooting for the eventual winners, really impressive the progress they made given the time - didn’t chuck the rule book out the window either :wink:

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:44 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Well the big cynic watched it tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it! looking forward to the next one

Jim

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:18 pm
by Kentishman
I greatly enjoyed the programme, it came over to me as very well made and entirely objective about the hobby. I thought that the way that the judges dealt with Gt Missenden team stretching the rules beyond the spirit of the competition was very fair and placed Gt Missenden back on a level playing field with the other two teams. The choice of 'films' as a theme for the first round was interesting and exciting, giving ample scope for teams to choose an era and location that suited them. It also stimulated imaginations and enabled the viewing public to see what can be achieved, especially when the shoe and lipstick were introduced. I and Mrs K are really looking forward to the rest of the series.

Finally: go for it Tonbridge MRC, I'm with you in spirit!!

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:09 am
by TimberSurf
I think it should have had the planning and prep time shown and a longer period allowed. At least the arrogant Captain got his comeuppance.
But like any project, if the team is given a wishywashy scope, don't expect to get what you wanted or completed on time!
But then ridiculous aspirations, controversy is what makes light entertainment!
'Any publicity good publicity'
Personally, I can only applaud the emphasis on the animated devices and sounds.

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:33 am
by Mountain
I thought that the one teams effort in the scratchbuilders challenge was hilarious. Cover the shoe in green and hope it blends n... :lol: It made it look like the cookie monster.
To be fair though, the team that did this did some amazing modelling. The whole layout was transformed from white plaster into green using spray paints in a very short time which was amazing. I was actually surprised that they didn't win that one as I preferred it to the one that did win as their hills didn't look so good with the grass mats, even though they did brilliantly in the challenge and very well in general. I think that they actually finished may have won it for them.
The team who bent the rules a bit did end up with a good layout, but they were taking the biscuit a bit regarding the prebuilds. Most of their layout was prebuilt though I can sympathise as there was a lot to build in a short space of time.

I actually found the competition exciting and fun.