Title ID 7039Collection ID873
TitleWhat’s My Line?
Date[ca. late 1950s - early 1960s]
CollectionMaurice Puttock
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeLeisure Transport
KeywordsBuilding Construction Children Domestic Gardens Leisure Time Activities Men Railways Rural Areas Sport Steam Locomotives Social Class Fathers Handicrafts
NationalZambia Africa
ProductionMaurice Puttock
CameraMaurice Puttock
EditorMaurice Puttock
NarratorPeter Shipway
ParticipantsMaurice Puttock; Clifford Puttock
FormatColour Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A detailed exploration of one man's hobby and his fastidious attention to detail. This amateur documentary about the film-maker's hobby of "0" gauge model railways shows the design and build of his own line in his garden in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). The film includes the construction of the track from concrete, building the intricate locomotives and carriages. The film has a detailed voice-over narrative and instrumental music throughout.