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« on: February 28, 2017, 06:49:08 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39114195  Roll Eyes Tongue

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'Ambitious' bid to build model railway in Scottish glen

Model railway enthusiasts and local volunteers are to be recruited to the building project

Model railway enthusiasts and volunteers are being sought for an ambitious plan to lay a model railway track along Scotland's Great Glen.
The bid, to be filmed for a TV show, involves laying 74 miles (119km) of track from Fort William to Inverness.

Love Productions, the programme makers, hope the "slightly bonkers" undertaking will be as popular as its Great British Bake Off.
Engineers and construction workers have also been sought for the project.

Construction is planned for two weeks over the summer and is to be filmed for Channel 4.
The working title for the show is The Biggest Little Railway in the World.

Producer of the project, Charlotte Armstrong, told BBC Radio Scotland's Out of Doors programme the new show would celebrate British enthusiasm for model railways.

She said: "It's massively ambitious. We want to bring together Britain's model railway enthusiasts and all the different skills they have, but also local volunteers, engineers and people with construction experience."
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 07:09:52 PM »

Ambitious is right that's one hell of a length for a model rail track they are trying to better James Mays recreation of the ACE route to the Devon Coast that he did a few years ago.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 07:35:32 PM »

Ambitious is right that's one hell of a length for a model rail track they are trying to better James Mays recreation of the ACE route to the Devon Coast that he did a few years ago.

Does all the track have to be there at the same time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrmZIgVoQw4
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 09:33:18 PM »

Hmmm.  Some of the James May North Devon railway project's track was nicked overnight, as I recall - model life mimicking real life, so to speak?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 10:13:01 PM »

Ambitious is right that's one hell of a length for a model rail track they are trying to better James Mays recreation of the ACE route to the Devon Coast that he did a few years ago.

Does all the track have to be there at the same time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrmZIgVoQw4

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 10:23:42 PM »

I'd always wanted to see a Gromit stuffed toy on the front bufferbeam of the track-laying factory trains on Airdrie-Bathgate, or Borders.  HS2 anyone?
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