(1) Flying train. Dahir Insaat – YouTube
It’s been a while since I last paid a visit to this subject but when I came across this video in Facebook a week ago it just screamed for inclusion. It actually took a bit of effort to find the clip – Facebook had dropped it and my Google searches would just dig up clips about airliners, high-speed trains and why airlines hate high-speed trains.
Luck – or more rather perseverance – won out and I found the video…and as I look at it again I find it difficult to believe that wasn’t a prop from an episode of Thunderbirds or Captain Scarlet. Given a choice I’d have picked the first show – I always thought the switch from the big-head puppets to the smaller/more correctly proportioned small puppets was a mistake. Not only were the more life-like figure unsuitable for “walking” they looked creepy.
All I have to do is squint my eyes and I can see wires moving models and canned freon standing in for rocket exhaust….
My wife’s name is Sylvia Anderson, and she’s a devoted fan of S and G. Sometimes I think it’s the only reason she married me. She’ll like these…
There’s a section on this blog page covering my rework of Fireball XL5 – personal favorite of Sir Gerry’s work. You both might enjoy it.