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CRWS No. 3: DnD's JBS Pt2: Stuck at the Steelworks
Stuck at the Steelworks
    After the moment of excitement had passed, things resumed as per usual. The twins sang their favourite tunes together, they joked back and forth and had some banter and deep discussion.
    “Oi, Donnie.”
    “Ya, Dooggie?”
    “What's sae special abit Manc lain anyway? Ah dunnae kinn much abit th' place other than we passed ben it oan th' way tae th' shaw lest year.”
    “Beats me, Dooggie. Ah ken they've got thes warld famoos fitba team thaur. Manc lain United ur somethin'. Ne'er pure understuid human things loch sports.”
    “Bah, me neither, Donnie. Jist some silly gam kickin' aroond a dumb baa. Cannae kin wa uir crew loves it sae much. Eh'd raither listen tae those radio tunes we're aye singin' noo.”
    “Aye, 'at bowie laddie is "da bomb" as th' wee lads say noo.”
    “Bah, aw thes new lingo
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Note: I've recently reorganized my gallery. Older works have gone into the old folders. Please don't comment or fave anything in the Old Trainz folders unless I have a copy of it in the New Trainz folder. There are very few shots I've previously taken that I'm currently satisfied with. Please do not comment on the old shots- it's too much of a hassle to go through them all and disable comments. Old ones that I am satisfied with however are being added to a new folder- those ones you can comment on.

My gallery is mainly based around my childhood; made of Thomas Trainz screenshots, episode adaptions and original works written by moi. I also have several pictures made with Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2, as well as Gmod shots about MLP: FiM. I felt that my gallery needs to reflect more than just my interests from childhood. Very rarely I'll upload shots from my 3DS camera, self-portraits, traditional works or whatever else I feel like.


Cubone - Osselait by AlouNea Cubone - Osselait :iconalounea:AlouNea 557 60 TTTE - How to NOT make an OC by Percyfan94 TTTE - How to NOT make an OC :iconpercyfan94:Percyfan94 56 68 Thomas [Text Art Edit] by KiaraDGPaws Thomas [Text Art Edit] :iconkiaradgpaws:KiaraDGPaws 13 4 DG Syndrome: Thomas James Scott by ScorpioKun DG Syndrome: Thomas James Scott :iconscorpiokun:ScorpioKun 141 45 Uncle Thomas The Tank Engine - Properly Recolored by newThomasfan89 Uncle Thomas The Tank Engine - Properly Recolored :iconnewthomasfan89:newThomasfan89 12 6 A Silver Streak Passes By by TrainsAndCartoons A Silver Streak Passes By :icontrainsandcartoons:TrainsAndCartoons 16 2 Two Engines Talking Things Out by TrainsAndCartoons Two Engines Talking Things Out :icontrainsandcartoons:TrainsAndCartoons 17 2 Hanannie Day | 18 by Yamio Hanannie Day | 18 :iconyamio:Yamio 1,171 39 Dino Parade by Mr--Jack Dino Parade :iconmr--jack:Mr--Jack 597 14 Queen of the Dragons by Naschi Queen of the Dragons :iconnaschi:Naschi 1,318 48 That Party Was a Blast by Underpable That Party Was a Blast :iconunderpable:Underpable 3,619 383 Nymph 8 by Mirish Nymph 8 :iconmirish:Mirish 1,381 82 Superhuman by Ctreuse109 Superhuman :iconctreuse109:Ctreuse109 9,467 365 The apprentice by Picolo-kun The apprentice :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 3,719 134 Erza Scarlet - optional NSFW on Patreon by evandromenezes Erza Scarlet - optional NSFW on Patreon :iconevandromenezes:evandromenezes 356 35 Erza Scarlet - optional NSFW on Patreon 2 by evandromenezes Erza Scarlet - optional NSFW on Patreon 2 :iconevandromenezes:evandromenezes 411 27
Contains lewd things every now and then. You've been warned!

Journal History

Hi all;

You may know by now that often times I'll go back and fix up parts of stories I've published here on DA. There's various reasons for these. Sometimes it's to add something I forgot, sometimes it's to fix a contrived plot and make it easier to understand, or just to fix general errors like spelling and grammar. I'm not perfect.

And despite my somewhat successful overhaul of TGR into Gordon and the Great Race, I still feel like it's a bit contrived and lacking in sense. Mainly in terms of the shunting competition. Typically for TGR, I have kept engines' gauges their real gauges, with of course the exceptions of Hiro, whom I've always kept as standard gauge (his class is huge for a 3'6'' gauge engine!) and Sir Malcolm (my interpretation of Shane). Everyone else was kept the same, albeit rebuilt to suit the British loading gauge if they were standard gauge already. I had kept Raul and Ivan the same as their real life counterparts. For this, I had to rewrite the shunting comp not only for only one engine to go at a time to avoid accidents, but also for a separate area of the expanded Bridlington Yards to be laid out for Raul and Ivan- a custom dual gauge set of rails for the two broad gauge engines.

In practice, this idea seemed to work and was even approved by :iconladyengineer: of Russia, whom again I can't thank enough for her input and her encouragement and praise. Even now it still blows my mind that people from half a world away can enjoy something I've put out.

But, I've recently been doing some research on Ivan's basis- the TGM23 diesel shunter; as I was originally planning to have Ivan visit Sodor as an exhibit due to his gauge and give him some kind of interaction with Phillip. I've been wanting to write a story about diesels for a while. This is also evident by my recent use of :iconsirfowler:'s reskin of the TGM23 class- which to my surprise was not built to Russian gauge but runs on standard gauge track in game- so I did a quick, crappy little shot of him talking with Phillip.

During this research partly spurred on by playing Trainz, I found something absolutely fascinating; something that makes the TV series' depiction of Ivan as a standard gauge engine actually completely plausible and more realistic.

To find information on the TGM23, I had to dive into the Russian part of the Internet, specifically Wikipedia. On the page for the TGM23 class, I found a section labelled "TGM23BE". Apparently, TWO of Ivan's class had been built for export, and sent to Wustermark Germany. These two engines, numbered 9 and 10 (what a weird parallel to Donald and Douglas!) were never seen again- at least according to Russian Wikipedia which did not apparently look into the German part of the internet for further info. I've since delved into the German internet, and I found them! Both of them worked together in Wustermark and Berlin as well, doing shunting work for a station and factory I believe. As far as I've seen, the last known photographs of them were in 1996- in a siding and covered in graffiti. From what I could gather from the German part of the internet, they were out of service in the early 90's and scrapping began in December 1996. (I later found photos of 10's remains- a lonely chassis.)

How is this relevant to my TGR? Well it's obvious, isn't it? My TGR takes place in 1995. I've got two TGM23s in my take on TGR- Ivan and his unnamed brother (whom I've decided now to call Misha, after Team Fortress 2's Heavy. After all, I based Ivan's personality, minus the killing machine part of course, on the Heavy.) I'm now planning to go back to my TGR story and completely rewrite Ivan and Misha's role in the story as being standard gauge engines. If two TGM23's were built for export to germany, the most logical thing to do would be to build them to standard gauge. Russia has the largest broad gauge in the world (though there are narrow gauge railways in Russia too). A Russian-gauged engine would be useless anywhere in the world unless either A- special rails wide and strong enough were laid for it as per my current version of TGR), or B- the engines were built to standard gauge. Other TGM23's have been exported to other Baltic countries like the Ukraine and Latvia, all fitted to their gauges. As I've now seen the engines in photographs, it's clear that the engines are standard gauge, complete with couplings and buffers. And the date works perfectly. They were out of service in the early 90's and basically on their deathbeds by 95. So, given we're talking about the realms of Thomas, naturally it would make sense for them to become preserved by a private owner to save them from an untimely demise. Yay for altering history!

I think this idea of Ivan and Misha being the German exports works quite well. Not only does it make my version of TGR less contrived with the track layout, but it also gives context as to why Ivan seems to know Freida in the YouTube shorts. If Ivan worked in Germany, it would make sense if he had met and made friends with a German steam engine. And while we're at it, since we have two diesels, why not two steam engines? Long ago I already had written out plans to give Belle a backstory of being preserved by a German enthusiast who brought her back to his country. So, it would make sense in my book to have Belle be friends with the diesels and Freida. And if we're to go a step further, why not personify the Marklin Engine. Countless fans probably have attempted this idea and I'm no different; it was one of my earliest attempts at a story for those of you who REALLY know my history in this fandom. Yech. So. Ivan, Misha. Freida. Belle. Mark. What an interesting group of friends. Anyway, despite my stalled progress on DnD's JBS, now I have some more fuel for my Internationals stories- and can probably very easily write the second story for the first book. Of course, they won't be published on DA until I finish DnD's JBS. I can't wait for you guys to see what I've got in store.


Day 1 of Colossal Con pics are now uploaded. Day 2 is in the St.ash to be uploaded later and Days 3 and 4 are being uploaded there atm. Will submit them later.

And again, people, please stop faving and running. It does nothing but lower my confidence and is useless as feedback. 

Though that's kind of hypocritical of me to say, since I do that too sometimes. That or a work is so popular that my comment wouldn't really contribute much nor am I good at constructive comments.

But anyway, I would appreciate some actual commentary, folks. I mean, I just uploaded a ton of photos I took at the biggest and best convention of my life, and I want to know what you guys think of the cosplayers' work.
People, please. Don't fave and run, just don't, please. Faves are a useless way of giving feedback to me and I would rather know what you think rather than just "I like this!" Commentary is far more important to me.


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Yikes. Haven't updated this in a long time.

Amateur graphic designer. Trainz TTTE user and Gmod player. Also interested in Dragon Ball, Legend of Zelda and many other shows and games. Have two trans best friends. Not sure what else to say, aside from this:

If I've ever done something to bother you, please, fucking TELL me. How the fuck am I supposed to improve myself as a person if I don't know what my mistakes are?! So don't keep that shit bottled up. Tell me what I've done wrong. I don't understand what is so hard about that.



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HeatherAfterCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaah you're welcome! I had no idea you had a DA page until just then!
OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That was due to what's being referred to as "The Great Jimdo Purge." Inactive sites that have not been logged into for years have been wiped out, unless said owners log back in finally. Some sites have not been affected, such as Sudrian Community, other have, such as Sodor Railroading Builders and The Whistle Works, but NicTrain123 recently logged back into those sites and brought them back, even if their quality is a bit lackluster compared to modern sites. Sadly SI3D Classic was also swept up in the purge.

In order to access those sites now, you will have to use the Wayback Machine.
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Thanks for fav :)
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thanks a lot for the fav! :D (Big Grin)
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You're welcome!
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Thanks for faving again! :)
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Thank you for the :+fav: on the god of destruction GEENE B-) GEENE God of Destruction Universe 12 by Goku-Kakarot
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You're welcome! I'll have to check out more of your artwork!
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Which one?
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All of them
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Thanks for faving :)
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OkamiTakahashi can you please send me a link for the si3d 2006 sodor steamworks model
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