On The Rails | Documentary

The members of the Plymouth & South East Cornwall Model Railway Club place emphasis on representing the ‘real’ and the importance of creating a layout to entertain the public. A portrait documentary, “On The Rails” explores the feelings of the men who build the tracks in a nostalgic trip through the model railway community.

WINNER – Royal Television Society Devon & Cornwall Student Awards – Best Camerawork (Factual)
SCREENED – 2018 Super Geek Film Festival (Florida, USA)
SHORTLISTED – 2018 Dirigo Film Festival (Bristol, UK)

Roles: Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colourist

Also available on YouTube here.

Many thanks to the members of the P&SECMRC for allowing me to work with them on this project.

Full English subtitles available.

Track Layout Videos

In addition to the main documentary, a series of promotional videos were created for the Plymouth & South East Cornwall Model Railway Club. These videos were designed to describe the creation of each track layout and encourage exhibitors to book the layouts for their exhibitions.


    Find out more

    The P&SECMRC are a small model railway club, based in Torpoint, Devon. To find out more about the club and their model layouts, please visit their website.

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