Scouts help build 'longest model railway'

SCOUTS from across Torridge and North Devon have joined Top Gear presenter James May in his preparations to break the world record for the longest model railway line. Following a briefing from James May, the scouts gathered at the 2nd Bideford Scout HQ a

SCOUTS from across Torridge and North Devon have joined Top Gear presenter James May in his preparations to break the world record for the longest model railway line.

Following a briefing from James May, the scouts gathered at the 2nd Bideford Scout HQ and started building scale models to go alongside the track.

As well as constructing from kits, they came up with their own inspirational ideas including a "Jamboree activity site" and a replica of North Devon Scout camp site at Snapper.

The attempt to build a 10-mile line along the Tarka Trail from Barnstaple to Bideford is to be made on Monday next week and the scouts will be helping out there too.


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It is anticipated that the building of the track will take about six hours and another six hours for the model train to travel from Barnstaple to Bideford.

The activities were filmed by a BBC crew as part of the series James May Toy Stories.

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