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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Paxton MK II - Work in Progress!

A good morning to all this 1st of May.

We've been very busy updating pages and links the last few weeks, but now have some new work in progress images of Paxton the Diesel, courtesy of the Sodor OO Works.

The model is being made using Bachmann's Devious Diesel as opposed to the UK Bachmann's 'Gronk' shunter, the Thomas 'Diesel' is more accurate for Paxton, and seems to be a far smoother runner, with better detail to the body and chassis.

We will post more photos of the work in progress model as they come, but this is what you can expect once he is fully detailed and weathered down! :)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bluebell Railway visit video to be posted!

A video from our trip to the Bluebell Railway will be posted tomorrow via our community YouTube account.

We are moving all videos to the new account and deleting the old one, so we will subscribe back to those who are community friends and general friends of ours.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Please give your thoughts for the victims of Boston.

It's terrible that this has happened during a marathon, please give your prayers and thoughts for those who have been caught in this horrific attack, which has already claimed several lives, including an 8 year old boy who was waiting for his father to cross the finish line..

Monday, 15 April 2013

Stephen Sheredy Productions joins Community Media!

We are delighted to add Stephen's work to the community members media page, the quality of his work is really eye-catching, and very realistic. He has done some amazing home videos of 'Something in the Air' and 'Cranky Bugs', with 'Horrid Lorry' to follow very soon!

It's quite stunning how much work Stephen has put into his models, something i couldn't do on such a large scale, but i adore his modelling because of the time he has taken with making them and giving them their classic faces, old and new. :)

We hope that you will enjoy seeing his work showcased here, as he deserves much credit for what he has done and produced.

Homemade 'Thomas & Friends' Sequences join Community Media Page!

Stephen Sheredy has posted up some wonderful videos of his Homemade 'Thomas & Friends' Episode Sequences using his OO/HO scale layout and models to re-create some well-known episodes from the classic series of Thomas the Tank Engine.

These videos have been made so well that we have now added them to the community media page alongside other well-knwon YouTube friends of ours.  Please had over to the Community Media Page to see more of Stephen's work!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Become and affiliate with us!

Want to become an official friend of the community?

All you need to do, is link to us. Add our banner to your site/forum, let us know your weblink, and we'll add you to our community friends links.

It's as easy as 1,2,3.. you add us, we'll add you. :)

The Sodor OO Works - Facebook Update!

It's been a while since the page for the Sodor OO Works was updated, but we have now gotten round to adding new photos of recently completed works. Including Boco, Dennis, Whiff and a few others.

The page for the Sodor OO Works here on the community blog, is also getting updated with new photos, so be sure to check those out if you haven't already. :)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Homemade 'Thomas and Friends' Video by Stephen Sheredy

It's amazing what you can do with time and patience, and once again, our friend Stephen has captured the Skarloey Railway's image with his superb modelling. They are dead accurate to the television series models, and are truly some of his best work ever to be showcased.

Also shown in the video, Stephen has captured and feel and setting of the episodes 'COWS' and 'SOMETHING IN THE AIR'  from the classic stories and scaled them down in OO gauge, again, it is quite something, and it is definitely worth watching if you are a fan of Thomas.

Be sure to check out his channel and subscribe to it!

Blog Updates - 13th April 2013

Spent a fair bit of the day updating the pages with new media and affiliates.

First up, some videos courtesy of ThomasFan247, a couple of Trainspotting at vids plus Watching Trains and Thomas the Really Useful Engine. These have been added under the 'Barry the Rescue Engine' saga videos, so there is no confusion about who they belong to!

Secondly, the homepage has been updated with some banners linking to our communities official friends, plus updates and news. So far, they updates are slowly taking effect, currently working on updating the background and getting the rest of the pages updated with new photos courtesy of Skarloeyfan and Stephen Sheredy.

Whiff and Boco - Ready for testing!

Both recent models, Whiff and Boco are now ready for testing on the layout, both models have taken great time to make, and are now here and ready to be useful. Whiff was the most annoying model to do, but finally in working order are months of fiddling.

Boco was completed a week ago, after months of work, and will hopefully be shown on a video test later today.

Friday, 12 April 2013

New Affiliates!

We are happy to welcome and add Vision Scale Modeler to our list of friends and recomended links. Vision Scale Modeler has been kind enough to share his model interest with the community and has also told us about his models of the Skarloey Railway locomotives.

One of the finest examples of his work, is a classic scene featuring Stuart, Duke and Falcon on the Mid-Sodor Railway from the episode 'Granpuff', where Duke goes on about his grace.

We give our thanks to Stephen Sheredy, the owner of Vision Scale Modeler, for sharing his Skarloey Railway modelling with us, and wish him all the best with his model of Rheneas and any other skarloey characters he undertakes. :)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Rosie and Molly, next to come from the Sodor OO Workshop!

Rosie and Molly, are the next new models in line for work from the Sodor OO Workshop.

There is a large gap in the Thomas & Friends market for female characters, and since Molly and Rosie are not currently available from Bachmann, Hornby e.t.c.  It is only fitting that they are undertaken as a personal project, the models chosen for these two have been decided already, and both will be built using well known kitbashing methods and some scratchbuilding.

Molly i am hoping to render using a B12 bodyshell, with some heavy modifications made to it, to ensure the belpaire firbox and running plate are identical to the above image of Molly from Season Nine.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Thomas has a new Storyteller - Mark Moraghan!

For as long as i can remember since 1992 when Series Three of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends came to Telelvision with a new voice, Michael Angelis, after previous Storyteller, Ringo Starr, stepped down to continue work with his music career. Angelis brought a new meaning to Thomas, with bold and exciting voices for Thomas and his many friends.

Over the years since telling the stories, Michael Angelis has been an idol to many fans, purely for the way he told the stories and gave the characters their own personalities, for me, James was a personal favorite  the way he spoke and the accent Michael Angelis gave him.
Though now, we are in the 21st Century, it's a time of great changes, and many are sad to hear that Angelis has stepped down from the series after many long years, as the longest standing storyteller in the history of Thomas and Friends.

But now, a fresh new talent has stepped up, and from the preview clips found on YouTube from the new Railway Mischief DVD, the new storyteller looks to be set for life, and has received much positive feedback from fans on Twitter and Facebook in the last couple hours. :)

So it is with great pleasure, that we welcome Mark Moraghan, as the new Storyteller for the future Thomas and Friends Series! And wish him all the best with his new job on the show, with best wishes from all at The World of Thomas Modelling Community.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Boco the Diseasel MK II - Complete!

Greetings to all

It's been a while since i updated you on Boco's progress, but i am happy to say that he is now finished and ready to be a really useful engine. Here are the photos of the completed model.

Video will soon be posted to YouTube showing how he copes with the workloads.