BBC The Repair Shop and Emmet

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BBC The Repair Shop and Emmet

Postby ijopson » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:43 pm

The BBC afternoon TV show, The Repair Shop, on Thursday. An original Emmet train, (loco, coach and wagon) from 'Emmetland' brought in for repair. Various experts shared their talents to get it running again.
A few of things to note. The owner had it's date wrong, as he placed it after 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (If I heard right), and it seemed as if the group hadn't heard of Emmett before. The owner also said that Emmet's instructions had been to destroy the layout!
Still, a lovely little section.
I believe it can be seen on I.Player.

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Re: BBC The Repair Shop and Emmet

Postby Broadoak » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:36 am

I have been a regular viewer of the repair shop since the series started and always enjoy it.
It makes a pleasant change to see proper craftsmen doing and enjoying their work. As opposed to the overpaid untalented people we usually see.
I was surprised that they originally thought the Emmet locomotive was battery powered.I think they did a superb job of the restoration.
It is always an interesting programme and well worth watching.

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