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The Great Model Railway Challenge

The Great Model Railway Challenge

You may be aware that Channel 5 has commissioned a brand new TV show, based around the theme of a contest to find Britain Best Railway Modellers. PECO backed this production right from the start as they recognised that this was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the hobby in front of a potentially new audience. Not a bad thing at all if we are to bring in new people into the world of model railways. To reassure those doubters out there, this is not a "mickey-take" programme at all. It is a serious effort to showcase the skills and talents of railway modellers, who have to build a model railway layout in 24 hours to a pre-prescribed theme. Sure, there's lots of fun on the way, and there has to be some entertainment value for the viewer, but the end result will be that the hobby of railway modelling will be shown in what we hope will be its best light.

Channel 5 at 8.00pm

Heat 1: Friday 5th October 2018

Heat 2: Friday 12th October 2018

Heat 3: Friday 19th October 2018

Heat 4: Friday 26th October 2018

Heat 5: Friday 2nd November 2018

GRAND FINAL: Friday 9th November 2018