The Joy of (Train) Sets

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Timeshift, Series 12 Episode 7 of 10

Duration: 1 hour

The Model Railway Story: From Hornby to Triang and beyond, this documentary explores how the British have been in love with model railways for more than a century. What began as an adult obsession with building fully-engineered replicas became the iconic toy of 1950s and 60s childhood. With unique archive and contributions from modellers such as Pete Waterman, this is a celebration of the joys of miniaturisation. Just don't call them toy trains.

Credits

Producer
Andy Hall
Director
Andy Hall
Series Producer
William Naylor
Executive Producer
Michael Poole
Participant
Pete Waterman

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