Day 1009: Emerging

Day 1009: Emerging 


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Found this really nice image for day 1009 of a tube train emerging from one of the many tunnels that make up the network. Love how tight a fit the tunnel is and can only assume that either they didn’t have such stringent health and safety measures back then or the trains have grown over time. Either way if it made a lovely looking and fun sketch which came out well (interestingly enough my favourite part I think is the cabling down the side of the tunnel).

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Day 1006: Ruston Turntable demo Yeovil Railway Centre

Day 1006: Ruston Turntable demo Yeovil Railway Centre


Reference image: Personal photo

Another sketch from a photo taken at Yeovil, this time looking at a turntable display that they put on using a small Diesel engine and some carriages. Quite a nice little demonstration on a turntable that has seen the Flying Scotsman turn around on it as well. Anyway a nice little sketch to show off the demonstration.

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Day 1005: Old Acid Truck

Day 1005: Old Acid Truck


Reference image: Personal Photo

So, a little while back now we took our son to have a look at one of the Yeovil Railway Centre open days where they had some activities there mainly for children but also a short ride on the old local branch there. Anyway, I managed to get a few photos of the day including this one of an old acid container wagon (or at least I think it said acid truck on the side, not entirely sure). Quite a nice little truck sat there on a siding, I just wish that I’m given a bit more contrast to the actual sketch. Might come back and try again at some point though.

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Day 1001: EMD F3

Day 1001: EMD F3 


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So, to start off the next 1000 sketches we have, surprisingly enough, a train sketch. This time this American locomotive which was another request on a discord channel I’m a member of. Love the look of these engines and really liked how the sketch came out even though I do wish it was easier to see what was on the nose of the train as it came out a bit busy in that area. Still, definitely one of the better locomotive sketches I have on here and a good way to start off the next 1000!

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Day 986: Japanese Metro Train

Day 986: Japanese Metro Train


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Did this sketch of this train while on a bit of a Japanese binge having just watched a fair few of the Japanology series on youtube and found this lovely little photo of a Japanese Metro train to sketch with a nice wall backdrop, liking how it came out!

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Day 982: Waiting at St Pancras (Pre Eurostar)

Day 982: Waiting at St Pancras (Pre Eurostar)


Reference image: I’ve unfortunately forgot to actually save this reference image.

Another sketch of some trains this time several (what I think are Voyagers) Waiting at St Pancras before it became an international station serving Eurostar. Bit of a weird crop on the sketch but I didn’t really know what I wanted to focus on so just cropped it like this and think it came out quite nicely!

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Day 980: Class 421

Day 980: Class 421


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Another request and another train, this time a EMU (Electric Multiple Unit), powered by a third rail, set in the tracks . This one is currently not in service but is wearing my local livery of the South West Trains. Other than that not much else to say about it so on to the next sketch!

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Day 979: Voyager Train

Day 979: Voyager Train


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More trains, this time a Virgin Voyager DEMU (Diesel Electric multiple Unit) in this case in a Virgin Trains livery. This was another request form the discord server as well and again made for a lovely little sketch (I think its safe to say I might be developing a fondness for trains) though I do have a bit of a soft spot for the signals in the sketch of this one.

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Day 978: Silverlink Class 150/1 at Bletchley Station

Day 978: Silverlink Class 150/1 at Bletchley Station


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Another train request this time of a 150/1 Diesel Sprinter Multiple Unit with the silverlink livery, in this case stopped at Bletchley Station. Quite a nice little unit that was used a lot by British Rail when it was first introduced but has now been widely replaced and a nice little train to sketch.

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