Model Train Set single work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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'The Eighth Doctor isn't satisfied with his model train set any more, as it was built by his seventh incarnation as a model of clockwork timing, and that just isn't him any more. Instead he re-engineers the entire set to work by itself without needing his constant attention and is delighted by the complex patterns that result. Unfortunately, after leaving it alone for a time he returns to find that a group of impatient clockwork passengers have started a chain reaction which has resulted in the total destruction of the train set. But a few of the clockwork engineers have survived and are beginning the process of reconstruction, and the Doctor helps to get them started, still hoping against all the evidence that this time they'll get it right.'

Source: ( Sighted 20/5/11

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    y Short Trips : A Collection of Short Stories Stephen Cole (editor), London : BBC Books , 1998 Z1780609 1998 anthology short story science fiction

    'From Neolithic Earth to the furthest reaches of the universe in the far future, Short Trips brings together established Doctor Who authors and first-time writers in a collection of stories exploring the ever-changing worlds of the Doctor and his friends.

    Witness the last days of the siege of Masada with the First Doctor and meet the Fourth Doctor's extraordinary 'old flame'. An evil enemy makes life difficult for the Seventh and Third Doctors, and while the Fifth Doctor is under attack on a sinister ship shrouded in fog, the Second may soon be guilty of a grave error of judgement... The Sixth Doctor's hopes of a holiday are dashed when he discovers a pleasure planet is hiding a shocking secret, and the Eighth Doctor is caught up in a deadly drama played out during the construction of Stonehenge.

    And of course, that just the beginning...'

    Source: ( Sighted 20/5/11

    London : BBC Books , 1998
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