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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.

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1 hour

Last on

Fri 8 Aug 2014 01:15


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

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