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The Joy of (Train) Sets

Timeshift, Series 12 Episode 7 of 10

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.

Release date:

1 hour


Tuesday 22:30


Role Contributor
ProducerAndy Hall
DirectorAndy Hall
Series ProducerWilliam Naylor
Executive ProducerMichael Poole
ParticipantPete Waterman

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