Scattergun Duck End videos

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by jamiepage, 18 January 2015.

  1. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    A while back, I recall a discussion concerning the two splendid Duck End VHS productions.
    A spot of surfing has pleasingly stumbled across this filmette which has been produced by the same people. I think it is rather splendid.
    This link should work I hope

    If not,type in Seaside Dreams on youtube.
  2. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    Oh, didn't mean that to happen; thought there would be a link rather than the video itself.
  3. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Thats fine Jamie - to be honest, embedded videos are generally preferred to links I think :)
    Great find, roll on summer.
  4. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    Thank you, Steve.
  5. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    You have set me off a little surf to see if I can find either of the Duck End originals Jamie :)
    It appears the SVHS masters are still about but the owner (Peter Strange) doesn't think they are technically good enough for digital conversion.
    Thats a shame, I don't mind things not being razor sharp - I bet they ooze atmosphere, and its G1 in the garden - whats not to like!

    Source of info Classic O Gauge forum, hope they don't mind the link.
    Original discussion started here.
  6. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    That is a lovely film. Thank you for posting it.
  7. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the links, Steve. I too would be happy with whatever standard could be achieved. It would be nice to think digital versions could become available.
  8. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Very nice, shot on the same garden railway as the Duck End duo. (Day trip to and return to)

    The first film is the simplest but also the best, not least as a lot of it is shot in moonlight.

    I thought I had the video around here somewhere but it appears to have gone awol - it's well worth watching.

    The same people produced "Juniper Junction" but I decided not to stock it as I thought it was a bit "twee" to sell very well.

  9. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    Have just stumbled across this new production. Again, I do find it splendid..

  10. Mike Sheardown

    Mike Sheardown Western Thunderer

    That's really good !!
  11. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Magical stuff!

  12. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Brilliant - really funny!!

    And as for the railway - everything that is 'wrong' in scale terms, but so atmospheric!! Admittedly the music & sound effects helped, but it just goes to show that "atmosphere" is elusive, almost indefinable, cannot be glued on, & not reliant on 100% accuracy in modelling, either!!
  13. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Brilliant sound effects.

  14. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Just discovered another video from the masterful Duck End Pictures.

    Wish I could find a copy of Day trip to Duck End though, still not managed to find a copy for sale anywhere.
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  15. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Terrific, I have just spent a very pleasant quarter of an hour or so.

    The technical quality of the filming is incredibly impressive and the railway set in the garden looks incredibly "right" and I love the use of natural materials and the weathered look of things.

    Utterly magical, thank you for flagging it up!

  16. phileakins

    phileakins Western Thunderer