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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

King of the Railway - Next Feature-Length Special!

The next direct-to-DVD and blue-ray special confirmed for 2013 is titled 'King of the Railway'.

Though nothing is yet known about this new special, the only clear evidence is a book that will be released in 2013 that tells the story of the new movie. The other fascinating thing about this movie, is the strange locomotive behind Thomas, that seems to be based on and represents Stephenson's Rocket.

One can only assume that this is prior to the release of Season 17, which will have a new series writer and new animation format which has moved to Arc Productions, there is also talk of bringing back several original characters from past series, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Railway Stories from Sodor - Now on Facebook!

All the episodes of Railway Stories from Sodor, are now also on Facebook via the new page.

We will keep the page updated with news of upcoming episodes, short films and auditions for characters.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Railway Stories from Sodor: Episode 6 - Now on Blog!

If you have not already seen Episode 6, it is now live on the blog.

Sentinel Diesel 0-6-0 - Won on Ebay

I never thought it would happen, but after looking through Ebay for some new diesels, i came across an obsolete Knightwing 0-6-0 Sentinel Diesel kit, and won it for a lovely £74.00.

So it looks like Den will have a brother that's a class 0-6-0 (even though Den is an 0-4-0), who will be painted in a similar color, bearing the Vicarstown Diesel Works logo on his sides, with a possible Bachmann 08 or 04 shunter chassis.

Railway Stories from Sodor - Episode 7 in the works!

Episode 7 of Railway Stories from Sodor is set to be based on the annual story 'Old Groaner' but with a twist to feature Splatter and Dodge. These two have not been seen since the Magic Railroad movie, and since their models are now 'Arry and Bert in the Television Stories, i hope to give them a little bit of background, and make them useful, instead of silly and unreliable.

The script will be released and sent out to the voice cast, as soon as it's been finalized.

Den Project - Chassis Update!

Den's chassis is almost finished, the last few details are being added before the motion can be painted. Once this is done, the main body can be primed and left to set.

Questions have been asked if i would consider building models of Sidney and Norman to complete the current Diesel clan, and my answer is yes, they will be made once i have sorted out a few other personal projects. At present, Den is one model i would like to get finished off, and then rework the claw on Diesel 10.

Molly however, is expected to be done in early 2013, if not sooner, but again, i will keep you informed of the latest happenings in the Sodor OO Works section of the blog, for those wanting to know what's new.

Dennis the Lazy Diesel - Project Complete!

After months of work, Dennis is finally ready to be a useful engine.

The project has been rather complicated, but, with help from friends, support from other modellers and positive feedback from members of the community, the 11001 'Dennis' project is now done!
The jackshaft proved to be the most complicated, but, it was worth the effort to get him sorted out and made into a fully functional working OO model.

We will post photos of the complete model to the gallery, as soon as we can.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

World of Thomas Modelling - YouTube Update!

We are now gradually updating our community YouTube page with new videos, it will take a few days to post all current work that has been completed, but we hope to have all new completed project showcase videos submitted by the end of October.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Main Upgrade to Blog Completed!

The main blog has been upgraded with a whole new look for easier browsing, we hope to get the rest of the pages updated with new content as soon as possible.

If you have any model rail based works you'd like to see displayed or have any suggestions for further improvement, please feel free to forward all messages via the World of Thomas Modelling - Facebook page or send me a personal message on YouTube at either SacredWolfie or WorldofThomasModels.

Blog Upgrade!

The blog is going through an upgrade with some changes being made to the layout and pages.

The new homepage banner has already been installed, with images courtesy of those who have been kind enough to allow us to use them, the pages are all getting an update with new head images and content, with the addition of more new model based media being showcased.

Check back soon to see what else is new from the World of Thomas Modelling, and feel free to follow us via twitter @ThomasModels.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Bachmann Duck postponed till early 2013

It has been confirmed by Bachmann US that Item No. 58010 'Duck' with M/Eyes has been postponed and now due out in early 2013.

We will update you further with more news as it comes.

Railway Stories from Sodor - Episode 6, now live!

Episode 6 is now live on our YouTube channel @ MrRailwayStories.

Den making excellent progress in OO!

Den is nearing the completion headline, the body just needs a few tweaks here and there, and the chassis just needs to be wired up to the motor, first glimpse pics are here.

It's looks a tad iffy atm i know, but, with some tender work and attention, he will soon be ready for work on the Sodor Railway.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Mountain Engine by Thomasfan8, joins media in Members Media!

With kind permission from stop motion creator, Thomasfan8.

We are proud to display his latest work, Mountain Engine, a story from the famous Railway Series books by the Rev .W. Awdry, and captured here in marvelous stop-motion animation, it truly deserves a place on the blog, as one of the most entertaining model series videos to date.

If you are a fan of the Railway Series stories, you will want to check out his video, guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of any Thomas fan. :)

View the video, HERE!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

'Arry and Bert Projects - Complete!

Completed models of 'Arry and Bert, are now viewable in the Complete Projects page.

We thank you for coming back often to see what's new from The World of Thomas Modelling and The Sodor 'OO' Works, and hope that you will continue to enjoy seeing all our latest projects, news and updates as they come.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

'Arry and Bert - Almost Done!

'Arry and Bert are almost ready to start smelting steamies.

Ordered another pack of Vinyl lettering to letter the sides of Bert, so once they have been applied, both diesels along with Dennis, will be ready for a camera test.

Photos © 2012 The World of Thomas Modelling

Thomas the Privatised Tank Engine - Page Coming Soon!

Recent i have obtained a very funny book that was released in 1994 during the debate over the privatisation of britain's railways. Whilst the book is entertaining, it has also some marvelous ink illustrations by Nick Clark, which could be worth alot of money in years to come.

The World of Thomas Modelling, hopes to have a page up soon, with some samples of the book on display, these will be marked to prevent theft from the tedious users of YouTube and other non-Thomas modelling communities.