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!
The Exhibitionists (with World of Railways)
The ongoing global pandemic has seen the cancellation of nearly all model exhibitions across the country. To keep the spirit of the event season going, several 'virtual exhibitions' have been organised. This episode, I sit down with Andy York, Phil Parker, Debbie Wood and Howard Smith from the World of Railways team to talk about their upcoming second virtual exhibition, plus the highs and lows of real-life exhibiting.
HUGE thanks to the team for coming on the podcast, be sure to tune into the show on 7th and 8th November 2020 at:
Monster Trains and Cheap Trips
Thomas Cook ceased trading in 2019, 178 years after Mr. Cook organised his first excursion train. This podcast episode looks into the early years of excursion travel and the explosion in popularity of ‘cheap trips’ opening up a world of experiences for the working classes throughout the mid 19th Century. Who were these people, how did it come about, what was the experience like?
(Please note there was an error in uploading which caused episode 1 to be played instead of episode 15. This has now been corrected, apologies!)
(You)Tube Trains (with Adam Ashford and Callum Willcox)
Callum Willcox (SDJR7F88) and Adam Ashford (82A Studios) return as guests on the podcast. This time we are talking about railway channels on YouTube, Callum and Adam have both been in the game for many years and share their insights on how it came to be, and what the future holds.
Kids Making Kits (with Maggie Gravett)
Children are the future of modelling, and we as a community need to nurture their interest. How to help them move up a gear and go from playing trains to building their own models?
Maggie Gravett has been running children's modelling sessions for 21 years joins us to explain how it's done and why it's so important.
Thanks so much to Maggie for taking the time to come on the show!
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009 - Licence to Build (with Daniel Thomas and Pat James)
Anorak Rating: 4/5
009, which features 1:76 scale models on 9mm gauge track, has undergone something of a boom in recent years. I sit down with 009 fans Daniel Thomas and Pat James to talk about their personal experiences, and how the fact 009 was not served in ready-to-run form until recently pushed them to build their own stock.
Thanks to Pat and Daniel for coming on the show!
A tribute to Pat James:
Pat James was one of the most interesting and talented people I’ve ever met. Pat and I interacted online for several years before we met in early 2019, but he was one of those people who you instantly felt like you’d known for years. We’d talk about trains for hours on end and he was kind enough to be the first guest on the Railway Mania Podcast, as well as contributing the artwork for this and the 3rd episode.
Sadly, Pat passed away in March 2020, well before his time. The modelling world lost one of their brightest and most promising people, a loving husband and father, and a good friend. I wanted to keep a record of his work for all to enjoy. I will miss him greatly.
Steam Locos In Profile In Profile (with Chris Eden-Green)
In Episode 11 of RAILWAY MANIA we sit down with Chris Eden-Green, creator and presenter of long-running series Steam Locos In Profile, and chat about how Chris came up with the show, the production process, views on preservation and volunteering, as well as producing online railway video in general.
Many thanks to Chris for being on RAILWAY MANIA!
Visit Chris’s YouTube Channel to see Steam Locos in Profile and many more videos:
Thanks for listening!
Customer ReviewsSee All
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.
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.
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.