The great model railway challenge

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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by RogerB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:22 am

I've given two episodes a try now and if I stay with it, which is unlikely, I will whizz to the end and watch the result. You don't really get to see a lot of the modelling take place and the presentation style is poor in my view. However two members have said E3 is the best so far - so it gets one more chance as far as I'm concerned. R-
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by HarryUK » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:17 pm

It's entertainment for people who probably don't do railway modelling, & like other shows of a similar kind it needs a sense of jeopardy & over blown judges to 'work'. It was never intended to be a learning experience on "how to", & its unlikely you'll ever see that on TV.

Set your expectations low enough, its just a quirky alternative to Bake Off, or Strictly.

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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by RogerB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:07 pm

Well, having just watched E3 albeit in the truncated from (FF'ing past presenter chat and adverts) I have to agree with earlier comments that this one was the best so far. Also very clear the best layout won. R-
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by teedoubleudee » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:28 pm

HarryUK wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:17 pm
It's entertainment for people who probably don't do railway modelling, & like other shows of a similar kind it needs a sense of jeopardy & over blown judges to 'work'. It was never intended to be a learning experience on "how to", & its unlikely you'll ever see that on TV.

Set your expectations low enough, its just a quirky alternative to Bake Off, or Strictly.
How true. Unfortunately some members just don't get it. It was just the same with the cross highland series discussion on the old forum.
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 pm

It’s an entertainment programme for Joe Public not a course on building model railways.
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by yelrow » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:26 pm

Do you think the watching public find it interesting. %0% of our household, prefer Masterchef australia.

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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by RogerB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:33 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 pm
It’s an entertainment programme for Joe Public not a course on building model railways.
This "Joe Public" found E3 very entertaining - I actually laughed out load a couple of times. R-
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:15 pm

I can’t comment on whether Joe Public likes it because he won’t be on here to tell us. :lol:
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by RogerB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:18 pm

Surely we're all "the public" - not "all of the public" obviously. :D R-
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Re: The great model railway challenge

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:27 pm

Yes we are but not all of the public play trains. I like watching programmes about things I don’t know anything about, which is quite a lot. :)
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