James May is out to prove why traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant today when he pushes them to the limit in two hour long spectacular, supersize challenges.
The Great Train Race (2011) James attempts to run a Hornby model railway between two towns. He races against the German owners of Hamburg's "Minatur Wonderland", the largest model railway exhibit in the world. Explosions, crashes and a battle of wits and technology drive th erace to a dramatic, yet emotional conclusion. Flight Club (2012) James embarks upon a daunting quest: to build and fly the first toy glider to cross the English Channel. To help James in this huge challenge he calls upon school children, spitfire pilots, plane designers and Oz Clark. This ambitious attempt provides a dramatic yet beautiful finale, all in honour of the millions of balsa wood planes that inspired a generation of children.