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RAILWAY MANIA is a podcast covering everything to do with trains and railways. Each episode, Corwin takes you on a bite-sized journey through many topics and tales of the Iron Road, including everything railway modelling to railway history, interviews with fellow enthusiasts and experts. Pop the kettle on and let's talk about trains!

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RAILWAY MANIA is a podcast covering everything to do with trains and railways. Each episode, Corwin takes you on a bite-sized journey through many topics and tales of the Iron Road, including everything railway modelling to railway history, interviews with fellow enthusiasts and experts. Pop the kettle on and let's talk about trains!

    10: Bend It Like Beyer Garratt (with Huw Jones)

    10: Bend It Like Beyer Garratt (with Huw Jones)

    Garratts were one of the most successful articulated locomotive types worldwide. In this episode, we briefly cover the history of Herbert W. Garratt's brainchild, followed by a chat with Huw Jones of the Welsh Highland Railway, who works full time keeping the NGG16s in traffic. Huw tells us about the idiosyncrasies of the Garratt design, and what makes them different to a regular loco.
    Anorak Rating: 4/5

    • 45 min
    9: Great Model Railway Challengers (with Callum Willcox and Adam Ashford)

    9: Great Model Railway Challengers (with Callum Willcox and Adam Ashford)

    Season 2 of Channel 5's Great Model Railway Challenge has drawn to a close. The show has been divisive amongst enthusiasts, but what is it like to be part of such a programme and what do the contestants think of it? I sat down with Callum Willcox and Adam Ashford of The Railway Video Division, runners-up in Season 1, to find out.
     
    Anorak Rating: 2/5 

    • 42 min
    8: Making a Scene (with Gordon Gravett)

    8: Making a Scene (with Gordon Gravett)

    Expert modeller Gordon Gravett joins us in this episode of Railway Mania as we discuss scenery on model railways, how to construct a scene, good methods and tips, what to do when a project goes wrong, among many other topics...
     
    Anorak Rating: 4/5 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    7: Best Job in the World? (with Will Stratford)

    7: Best Job in the World? (with Will Stratford)

    Steam railways are often run by armies of volunteers, but some people can be paid for it!
    Today we're talking to Will Stratford, who has been working on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways (often branded as 'best railway in the world') on his day-to-day experiences.
     
    Anorak Rating: 2/5 
     
    RAILWAY MANIA is a podcast covering everything to do with trains and railways. Each episode, Corwin takes you on a bite-sized journey through many topics and tales of the Iron Road, including everything railway modelling to railway history, interviews with fellow enthusiasts and experts. Pop the kettle on and let's talk about trains!

    • 37 min
    6: 100MPH Tornado (with Huw Parker)

    6: 100MPH Tornado (with Huw Parker)

    In 2017, 60163 Tornado made history by being the first steam locomotive to officially hit 100mph in the UK since 1967. Huw Parker of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust tells how this came about, what it was like on the night, and what's been going on since the speed run.
     
    Anorak Rating: 2/5 
     
    RAILWAY MANIA is a podcast covering everything to do with trains and railways. Each episode, Corwin takes you on a bite-sized journey through many topics and tales of the Iron Road, including everything railway modelling to railway history, interviews with fellow enthusiasts and experts. Pop the kettle on and let's talk about trains!

    • 22 min
    5: Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A C Martin)

    5: Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A C Martin)

    Every story from history has its 'goodies' and 'baddies', but how much of our perception of these events is influenced by the storytellers?
    Today I'm joined by Simon A.C. Martin, who is working on a book about the engineer Edward Thompson, who took over from Sir Nigel Gresley as Chief Mechanical Engineer on the London and North Eastern Railway at the height of World War Two. Thompson has often been criticised for his designs and decisions, but how much of this is justified?
    Simon is looking to set the record straight using contemporary reference material.
     
    Anorak Rating: 4/5 
     
    RAILWAY MANIA is a podcast covering everything to do with trains and railways. Each episode, Corwin takes you on a bite-sized journey through many topics and tales of the Iron Road, including everything railway modelling to railway history, interviews with fellow enthusiasts and experts. Pop the kettle on and let's talk about trains!

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

Petelmrg ,

Beautifully eclectic

After the horrors of the TV Model Railway show how nice to get a reasoned sensible programme. So far the breadth of subjects has been extremely imaginative. This type of presentation makes you listen to things you might not have originally taken an interest in; which can only be a good thing.

Stentor38 ,

Railway Mania

Been waiting for a podcast to cover this subject for ages and this one is the hot ticket.
Well researched and delivered beautifully it is brilliant.

JohnMcKenzie12 ,

Come for the trains, say for the voice!

Im a keen history fan and military model maker, so a good friend of mine recommended this podcast to me and I have enjoyed the first episode. Hopefully many more to come. The presenters voice and presentation is an added bonus.

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