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'Train Set' by Timedancer 'Train Set' by Timedancer
Private commission.

The brief was to illustrate the short story by Jon Blum('Train Set').

Acrtlic paints on watercolour paper A3. 2003

Now in a private collection.
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I very much like this painting. However there's a couple errors as I see them. One, the Doctor's layout was said to be O-gauge, meaning that the presumably OO Hogwarts set in the foreground wouldn't fit at all with the Lionel Mickey Mouse handcar in the back. I know this because the layout was said to have several Lionel sets, including the Mickey Mouse handcar. Second, the Hogwarts Express model has some fairly awkward proportions for a GWR Hall Class locomotive. In fact it's not even a Hall class, it's a Castle! Then again the engine's name is Hogwarts Castle so I guess that fits a little better though, lol

Other than that little bit of railway nitpicking, this is absolutely wonderful. I especially like the attention to detail on the station, the layout, the trains and the various Doctors and the Tardis waiting on the platform.
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Andrewnuva199 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
It amuses me how the train resembles the Hogwarts Express as visualized by the movies. As this was made in 2003, I wonder if inspiration came from that.
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Last-of-TimeLadies Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read Model Train a couple of weeks ago and I loved it =D

Great work!
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014   Writer
Incredible details! I tried to find the audio-tale somewhere but I wasn't lucky.
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Sslaxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Nicely done little touch with the miniatures.
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Becky617 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the figures of the other doctors standing on the station platform.
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LadyWarwick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the little boy playing with his train set….gorgeous.
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LadyWarwick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh shit i just realized …the people on the platform hHAHaHAhAh HAh A HAHAH…so that's where they go when they pass on
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my all-time favourite paintings!  I love all the tiny Doctors waiting for the train.  Hee!  Never realised there was a story to go with it.  Any idea where I might find that?

~D~
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SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This is wonderful :heart:
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StellaBrettiana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So wonderful drawing... impressives details and the locomotive is beautiful
So marvellous remembering of the short story who was so great ^^
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lucasmanlucas Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
thats coll haha!
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TomradeM Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I had a feeling 8 had a few hobbies, that is mind blowing a TARDIS within a TARDIS
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Raligorn1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Hi from the owners of the above painting. Glad you like it. We absolutely love it & are still enjoying it today.
Pat & Brian
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
That's great to hear, many thanks. :-)
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crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Two Tardises, a whole line of Doctors and a awsome artwork. neat. :woohoo:
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TheChrisOfFenric Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought a print of this a few years ago. It's beautiful.
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Wowee thats stunning
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thank you. :o)
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
You are most welcome my little friend, welcome indeed.
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isaakfvkampfer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
In Vampire Science,the women doctor who went into the Tardis saw a train set running,is this the one?In that story the mention of the train set almost makes me cry.He is such a child.

Which series does this story belong to?
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
It probably is the same train set, as Vampire Science was written by Kate Orman and her partner, Jon Blum, who wrote the short story 'Train Set', which this painting is based upon.
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Phead Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Look at all the little Doctors waiting for their train^^
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Are those all figurines of the Doctor at the station? Neat!
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Yes, go for it. :o)
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TARDISman1000 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Can I use this for my jigsaw Blog? [link] I will link to your profile. :)
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is very nice. Are those tiny figurines the Doctor by any chance?
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
They are the Doctor and my friends.
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Doghcat Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...O_O
THIS IS FANTASTIC. :D
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Yep, I'm a fan. ;o)

The line-up of people on the platform are indeed past Doctors, but with them are a group of good friends of mine(who are fond of dressing as their fave Doctor) ...and me.
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Gothica-Freakshow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Another beautiful picture of 8. You're a big fan of him too? I want to ask though, what's the line up of the people at the train station? I recognize many Doctors, but it looks like you have two 8's and lots of people i don't know.
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ladycatkin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I win the lottery, I will be commissioning you all the time for 8th Doctor works! Gorgeous :) I love how you capture him. He even looks like Paul McGann (not many 8th dr artists can do that!). Love it x
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
WooooW! Great idea... well done!
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Marvellous :)
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Hartnellfan2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Another brillaint piece! It is one of my favourite stories and, oh, I just noticed the Doctors at the station! OMG!!!!!!!!!
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I just now noticed the little Doctors in the crowd!
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Oh yeah, I remember that story.

Beautiful detail work.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional
I've been a fan of this pic for a while- glad to see it on DA. And it's always lovely to see 8's TARDIS.
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Again, I love the colours and the detail.
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Jinnxx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wow that is absoulutly amazing!
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