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#726 Prometheus

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Posted Yesterday, 00:04

But who is Guy Martin?

 

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Posted Yesterday, 00:05

The young lad who lost his mum should get his own show, he's the next Guy Martin!, Must admit I am really enjoying this show.
Pity they did not show all the help they had with the James may one, felt like we where just in the way once we put down the track.


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Posted Yesterday, 00:09

I was disappointed by two things

(A) the whole ferry boat thing was a joke , just carry the loco to the other side , the whole thing was fake

(B) the fact the loco falls off every 10 feet , ( did someone say they have multiple " silver lady's ") suggests the concept of " track " is very far fetched , better fit the loco with wheels and drive it to Inverness , in no way can this really be considered a railway , model or otherwise

Other then that , vaguely amusing TV.
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Posted Yesterday, 00:12

Poor track laying causing the loco to fall off the track quite a lot is actually a good thing. By the time Silver Lady gets to Inverness she will be battered but still running - she will look like a hero who has been through a big challenge but come through. If she arrived looking shiny and unmarked it just wouldn’t have the same impact. I’m really looking forward to seeing her arrival at the end of the line having succeeded against the odds (I’m assuming she made it). So, great for the TV programme but of course if it was your own you wouldn’t allow it. It’s also great and well deserved publicity for Roundhouse assuming the programme ends up with a very battered but still running Silver Lady.


Haven't they multiple " silver lady's ".

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Posted Yesterday, 00:37

But who is Guy Martin?

 

Tony

 

Someone who would have laid a track and then built a motorcycle/train hybrid and completed the journey in less than an hour. :)

 

 

He's an ex motorcycle racer that is heavily involved in restoring and fixing things, and unafraid to get his hands dirty. Think Fred Dibnah with leathers.

 

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Guy_Martin

 

 

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:05

[quote name="Steamport Southport" post="3008508" timestamp="1516322264"]
Someone who would have laid a track and then built a motorcycle/train hybrid and completed the journey in less than an hour. :)


He's an ex motorcycle racer that is heavily involved in restoring and fixing things, and unafraid to get his hands dirty. Think Fred Dibnah with leathers.

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Guy_Martin Jason [unquote]

He also appreciates the value of proper engineering and design. His programmes tend to revolve around getting someone who genuinely knows what they are doing, and letting them do it. That’s probably because most of his projects end up being ridden down a mountainside at 100mph, or something of the sort, with him inside.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:19

Haven't they multiple " silver lady's ".


For the main run. No.
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Posted Yesterday, 17:58

You wait ages for one... Broadcast

C5 steams ahead with model railway series - Knickbockerglory wins order for competition show


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Posted Yesterday, 22:01

You wait ages for one... Broadcast

C5 steams ahead with model railway series - Knickbockerglory wins order for competition show

Any idea what format that one is going to take? The page was rather sparse on detail. I've had a hunt for the production company and there is no mention of it on their website.


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#735 rue_d_etropal

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Posted Yesterday, 22:45

Any type of competition show can either be very mundane or bring out the worst in people. The hobby covers such a wide field that I would want it to not be too narrow focused. 

Anyway, it is good that mainstream TV is looking in our direction.


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#736 raymw

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Posted Today, 00:21

Any type of competition show can either be very mundane or bring out the worst in people. The hobby covers such a wide field that I would want it to not be too narrow focused. 

Anyway, it is good that mainstream TV is looking in our direction.

Well, it's easy, low cost tv. With a bit of a competition, there could be prize money, like snooker or darts.



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Posted Today, 08:03

too narrow focused. 

 

Oh I don't know... Much more interesting than all that standard gauge! :)


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#738 Chris M

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Posted Today, 08:37

Judging by the waiting lists even Roundhouse haven’t got multiple Silver Ladys
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Posted Today, 10:36

[quote name="Steamport Southport" post="3008508" timestamp="1516322264"]
Someone who would have laid a track and then built a motorcycle/train hybrid and completed the journey in less than an hour. :)


He's an ex motorcycle racer that is heavily involved in restoring and fixing things, and unafraid to get his hands dirty. Think Fred Dibnah with leathers.

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Guy_Martin Jason [unquote]

He also appreciates the value of proper engineering and design. His programmes tend to revolve around getting someone who genuinely knows what they are doing, and letting them do it. That’s probably because most of his projects end up being ridden down a mountainside at 100mph, or something of the sort, with him inside.

The WW1 tank project wasn't capable of 100 mph.....

 

But very moving, with the end being filmed on a WW1 battlefield on Remembrance Day.

 

(He wanted to do it in Lincoln but permission was refused, allegedly because it would get in the way of "Christmas Shoppers")









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