Much(model railroad)Music

I can’t remember exactly but we were talking and I started thinking about music videos where model trains had roles.

Last Train to Trancentral

Everything about The KLF fascinates me. Still. So begins a list of songs that had music videos made where model trains play a major role in the film: Lima trains and one heck of a successful smoke unit in this case. Gosh, yeah, what an act. Regardless of genre or even medium, The KLF changed the way I think about performance and work and their interrelationship.


I still want one of those Tri-ang clockwork sets. They were strange constants for a very long time in Tri-ang then into later Hornby catalogues. I’m fairly superstitious. I know it’s irrational but I think life would lack context without some silly signature. Anyway, I had a period in my life when something bad always seemed to happen while listening to Peter Gabriel music. I hope that’s over.


You should listen to more Ben Caplan. You should see what he’s up to. I don’t know much about O scale three rail trains but this, well, model trains in music videos.

Trans Europe Express

A lot of actual footage of real trains but mixed with equal footage of what looks like a Märklin set. I feel like this was somehow the video that started the idea for this post.

What am I missing?

Categories: How I think

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  1. “Slow Train to Dawn”, The The.

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