|The B awaits Norris McWhirter.....|
Next month, our friends at Bigjigs Rail will be attempting to secure a place in the Guinness Book of Records . . . .
To do so, they'll have to build the longest wooden railway the world has ever seen.
The current record, set in Japan in 2006, stands at 1,650 metres.
The Bigjigs team are aiming to pass the two kilometre mark and will have more than 10,000 pieces of track at their disposal.
Needless to say, The B and I are rather disappointed at being unable to attend . . . .
But fear not because a little earlier this morning, The G dispatched to nursery, we made our own attempt to write our names into the record books.
Utilising all his track (even the surplus stock that has to be kept in the garage), and incorporating, among other things, his train washer, windmill, coal mine and docks, our attempt proved to be a valiant one.
Ultimately, The B and I fell a kilometre or so short in our efforts, although our main problem was not, as one might suspect, a shortage of track . . . .
You see, long before we ran out of railway, we ran out of room.
It has to be hoped that Chatham Dockyard - where the Bigjigs builders will be making their own ambitious attempt next month - turns out to be a little larger than our playroom . . . .