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    • Expect to pay around €100, these yokes make good money.
    • Reality TV is all about personalities (the more extreme the better) and impossible timeframe/challenge to spice things up.  I always loved the garden make over programme where they sealed a freshly plastered garden wall with polybond and immediately painted it, the paint was almost guaranteed to fall off in a couple of days. Combination of the X Factor and Hell's Kitchen would do wonders for the image of the Hobby🤣. All that's needed is celebrity modelers as judges & team mentors, Neil Young, Pete Waterman & Rod Stewart would fit the bill though not sure if they meet the extreme personality test. Wonder do Simon Callow & Gordon Ramsey play trains?
    • I would agree that while it is great to have a TV programmes about model railways, I think it lost the plot and only reinforced the vision of so many people who just don't get model railways, at work they used to say that I should not forget to watch my Thomas the tank engine programme, for me the highlight was always the scratch built challenge, it was a pity that some teams refused to take part in that part of the show. While they covered quiet a bit of ground in some of the basic areas, I don't thing it went deep enough to help anyone who was getting in to model railways for the first time or what is more than likely would be a return to it after having had the family and finding themselves with a lot more me time . I guess the old adage will apply here, that being -  you can't please all the people all the time. Yes there have been much better TV programmes about modelling in general and I would think that there is a market for that as well on TV. Colin
    • I hear you David, imperfect indeed, but it was massive exposure for the hobby on mainstream media targeted primarily at the mass audience rather than hobbyists. I thought the local teams work was stunning especially in the heats. 
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    • leslie10646  »  murrayec

      Eoin
      E-Mail Richard on
      richardvmcl@yahoo.co.uk
      re his source of brass.
      I'll warn him that you'll be in touch.
      Have a Good Show!  Sorry I'll not be there.
      Leslie
      · 0 replies
    • Mayner  »  Colin R

      Hi Colin
      Send me an e-mail to majral@xtra.co.nz and I will send you a Paypal invoice for the deposit for the 2-4-0. I am not taking deposits on the 4-4-0 at this stage.
      John Mayne
      · 0 replies
    • mfjoc

      I am an early to mid 80s' man up to Mk 3 era so am really interested.
      Haven't ordered yet as was waiting to decide what to do so I will definitely buy 2 plough in CIE finish.
      Likewise with the Tara's I have held off. Not so much by the colour but by the roof.
      Any pointers?
       
      · 1 reply
    • amdaley  »  iarnrod

      Hello.
      I'm interested in the following.
      Can we make a deal ?
      Limerick and Kerry Railway
      The North Kerry Line 
      Rails Through North Kerry
      Regards.
      Tony Daly.
      Caherciveen.
      · 0 replies
    • warb

      Recent gantry made by absoulte aspects for barrow street layout approching pearse station
      regards
      w
       
       
       

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