Monday 22 October 2018

A 71-mile model railway in Scotland is set to become the biggest in the world

Finally, a reliable service for woodland creatures and other tiny animals.

Model trains at Model Rail Scotland, the biggest model railway show held in Scotland, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow
Model trains at Model Rail Scotland, the biggest model railway show held in Scotland, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow

By Max McLean

There’s just something incredibly appealing about model trains and railway tracks, so the news of an attempt to build the world’s longest model railway seems, ironically, pretty big.

A Channel 4 programme on the attempt to build the model 71 miles along the Great Glen Way in Scotland will air on Sunday January 7 at 8pm.

The coast-to-coast route is apparently an unfulfilled dream of Victorian engineers – will the current generation get a chance to see it come true?

Dick Strawbridge and Claire Barratt will present The Biggest Little Railway In The World, which will see model railway enthusiasts work with engineers, builders and volunteers in an attempt to make the dream come true.

Perhaps if it’s a success it could complete tiny deliveries across Scotland in 2018 – now wouldn’t that be just lovely?

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