Tuesday, 26 May 2009

"Deltic's Director's Cut"



"Day of the Deltic" - Director's Cut

It is a few weeks after the silent night when Nigel disappeared, and all the engines are wondering about how and why it happened.

Gronk, the diesel shunter, is feeling guilty for his part in the affair, when a magnificent blue diesel arrives and starts causing trouble.

It is only after a heated argument with the steam engines, that the Deltic reveals Gronk's infamy...and the engines are shocked to the core.

Pulling an express, the Deltic fails, leaving Allen to take the train. Gronk removes the diesel and is interrogated by the engines. It is only with Stephen's timely intervention that Gronk is allowed to leave for the safety of Leeds Central...

...And Stephen issues a blunt warning to the other engines: "Our time has come".

The contents of these videos, including all text and photos (except where credited otherwise) are ©Simon Martin 2007-2010

Music Composed by Kevin Macloed.

N.B. Wait a little after the credits for a secretive scene...

Saturday, 23 May 2009

"Deltic's final day"



Goodbye to both Deltic and Gronk...

The series will return in July.

Until then - these are the stories we tell!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

"The Cathedral and the Jubilee"

A few locomotives have passed through the works recently while Part Three of The British Railway Series: Episode 15 has been worked on.

First up, 8009, St.Paul's Cathedral, the fictional ex-GWR Cathedral locomotive has been finished:







...and looks rather amazing, given its humble origins. This is the first entirely fictional locomotive I have built, and it probably won't be the last...!

We have a new Jubilee locomotive being repainted - its an older Bachmann split chassis model, not up to the standard of the recent release, but decent enough that it warranted a repaint into BR green as 45742 Connaught (and the late crest is a mistake - it needs a cycling lion emblem to be accurate).







It's progressing nicely and currently awaiting numberplates and tender transfers. It'll also be weathered. But not quite as weathered as this Dapol kit:



Which I have used as weathering practise for this:



...which going to look really realistic I hope, in the final part of Day of the Deltic.

Until next time!

Friday, 8 May 2009

"Deltic Drama!"



What will happen to Gronk?

Is the Deltic really dead?

Will Nigel ever wake up?

Join us for part two of The British Railway Series, Episode 15: "Day of the Deltic"!

Until next time.