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Old 20th February 2021, 03:46
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amusing miniature steam tv ad

G'day,
I recently copped a DVD featuring footage of the huge private model railway near Bathurst.
Shot before it was dissected and flogged to the local council.
The DVD producer attempted to make if a Matinee style with a short feature and ad included.
I had not squizzed either previously.
The tv ad being for the RACV (Royal Automotive Club of Victoria).
Utilizing a miniature live steam railway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy4xtbbGodU
I can only presume that I had not squizzed this ad before being that it would be directed towards our Mexicans.
Here in Cockroach country we have the NRMA version for all things motoring.
The short BnW feature was a Yankee model railway comedy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t475_VGa7EE
Would this style of comedy be permitted today ?
Anyhoo, I managed to find both clips uploaded to You Tuber.
Obviously from where the DVD producer snavelled them.
Steve.


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Old 20th February 2021, 12:45
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Boat, caravan, railway.

There's a man who has achieved the right balance in life!

Shame his family don't seem totally enamoured, but hey - you can't please everyone.

Nice find Steve.
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G'day BW,
I luv the expressions on the two teenage kids faces watching the tv when dad puffs past.
Total disinterest.
I enjoy tv ads with some humour and creativity.
Sadly, such tv ads are few and far inbetween.
Steve.
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G'day BW,
I luv the expressions on the two teenage kids faces watching the tv when dad puffs past.
Total disinterest.
I enjoy tv ads with some humour and creativity.
Sadly, such tv ads are few and far inbetween.
Steve.
Yes it's a great ad Steve - thanks for finding & sharing it with us.

Tony
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I also wonder how many takes were necessary to get Dad to duck his head to go through the tunnel while spruiking the commentary.
How many times he snotted his cranium on the tunnel portal.
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I also wonder how many takes were necessary to get Dad to duck his head to go through the tunnel while spruiking the commentary.
How many times he snotted his cranium on the tunnel portal.
Yup, in films and tv, the bits you don't get to see are often far better than the bits you do.

Hence the popularity of programmes like "It'll be alright on the night", which itself is a well worn sarcastic saying from the the industry.

But don't get me started on the awful phrase "from the cutting room floor". In the days of film, during the edit every single frame was logged carefully and kept in the offcuts bin - literally. Nothing ever got thrown away or chucked on the floor because the sound or picture might be needed to lengthen a shot at a later stage. That's one reason why assistant editors got a credit on movies, because they had to have meticulous housekeeping [/rant].

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