This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 14th Feb 2019
A look at the challenges facing the model railway hobby and industry in 2018/19, and at how a new generation can be encouraged to enter the hobby – as well as find a bargain if they know where to look.
The talk will feature behind-the-scenes photos from the recent TV show ‘The Great Model Railway Challenge’ and a look behind the scenes of ‘The Biggest Little Railway in the World’. Alexander Croft is a third generation modeller and Sheffield Hallam University graduate. He established Online Models Ltd while at university, acquired the popular Eckon and Berko Colour Light Signal ranges and added a new range of yard lamps. In 2016 Online Models acquired the Railway Films DVD range with Alexander becoming producer and editor. In summer 2017 he was one of 54 volunteers who took part in the epic TV show‘The Biggest Little Railway in the World’.
As editor of the online model railway magazine Model Railway Express, he aims to help the hobby reach a new generation. In 2018 he captained ‘Team Sci-fi’ in ‘The Great Model Railway Challenge’ TV show.
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2019-02-14 2019-02-14 Europe/London Rising to the Challenge A look at the challenges facing the model railway hobby and industry, and at how a new generation can be encouraged to enter the hobby. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/02/14/rising-to-the-challenge-193028 The Model Railway Club,Keen House,4 Calshot Street,London
The Model Railway Club,
4 Calshot Street,