20 August 2019
Channel 5 will delay the broadcasting of The Great Model Railway Challenge by a few weeks, producers have confirmed.
Fans of the hit series, The Great Model Railway Challenge will have a little longer to wait for series two as producers have delayed the start until mid-September. It was originally planned to start on August 30.
Channel 5 has extended the episode run to eight instead of the previous six for this year and will now allocate a 75-minute timeslot in the schedule, 15 minutes longer than last year.
They’ll be 15 teams competing in total, three in each of the five heats, made up of a mix of clubs, groups, and single modellers who have been put into teams by the show producers. The full list of teams is available here.
A lot of the show’s format has stayed the same, with the same judges returning to the same location, Tim Shaw and James Richardson also return to presenting duties. There will now also be two semi-finals, with the winner of each heat going through, plus one runner up across the heats that particularly impressed, leaving six teams to go head-to-head in the final.
The overall winner, like last year, will take their winning layout to Warley National Model Railway Exhibition on November 23rd.
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