Port Rowan in Cannes

Buzzard film shoot  - July 2018

It seems my model railway is going to make it to Cannes before I do…

Longtime readers will recall that last summer, my layout room and workshop were used as locations for Buzzard – a short film co-written and directed by Joy Webster. Today, I learned from Joy that the film has been chosen as one of 16 to be featured as part of Telefilm’s Canada: Not Short on Talent market showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, May 20-23.

Joy and her co-writer Ben O’Neil will be in Cannes to represent the film as part of this showcase. (More information about the films that make up this collection can be found on the RDV Canada website.)

Congrats to everyone involved!

SP 1010 at work in California

I visited my friend Pierre Oliver this week to take photos of my HO scale model of Southern Pacific 1010 for an article I’ve prepared for the June, 2019 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine. (I’ve written previously about this model on this blog, but only in the most general terms as I knew I would be doing a construction article on it.)

There’s more about my trip to Pierre’s place on my Achievable Layouts blog – and you can read about it by clicking on this image of the SW1 earning its keep on his layout…

SP 1010 - Clovis van hop

Enjoy if you visit!