Ok, so it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the second series of The Great Model Railway Challenge.
Similar to The Great British Bake Off, the show manages to produce tension and drama over something that doesn’t really matter in the scheme of things. It is total escapism TV – you can forget about the world and just worry about whether or not the scratch build challenge is done well or not.
The programme has lots of subtle humour, mainly thanks to the presenters, James and Tim.
The judges, Steve and Kathy offer intense soundbites that draw you into the builds.
The models are really impressive. Like REALLY impressive. The first series had great models. Every single design this year was incredible.
You can read more about the finale here.
If nothing else I have an ambition for my retirement.