I've finally been able to do some test footage for an upcoming film, to be made during the course of 2017. I am not putting any release date on it: it could be as far away as 2018.
However I couldn't let the 10th anniversary of The British Railway Stories go by without showing that I am still here, and I still care about our fans.
May I say, to everyone who has messaged me this week on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, by email and elsewhere, welcoming the new footage and giving us all some great feedback, thank you.
It is truly humbling to know we're held in such esteem, and I want to reassure you that we won't let you down.
The original cast will return, with new additions, in due course.
For now, please enjoy the test footage, and let us know what you think of Allen's new look, which will match his form in Tale of the Unnamed Engine.
Simon A.C. Martin