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A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« on: May 20, 2020, 01:25:01 pm »
One of my favourite cartoonist/inventors !      www.rowlandemett.com/
  Some of his work    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgvRouHJiro
and   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tYoayiGBH0
  and this too   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O6UI8fSvAM
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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 12:25:22 am »
Event the Society's rules read like ours! :o
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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 02:32:19 am »
I remember seeing that sculpture clock in Basildon Shopping Centre as a kid. Very strange to look at, and Emmets work was odd too!  ;D

The Cats Cradle Pussiwillow III Clock is in the middle above a fountain. https://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2018/06/basildon-heritage-trail.html
This is the one in Nottingham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqDhkI5fKPw

Coincidentally Basildon is where I was first amazed at the sheer range of kits in a model shop and the Hasegawa or Fujimi boxes looked so much brighter than the Airfix offerings.

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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 06:28:28 am »
I've certainly got memories of the man's work, probably from the old Battersea Festival Gardens back in the 50's when we used to go up there quite a lot on a Sunday. I don't think either the tree walk or Guinness Clock were his work but they are what stuck in the mind of a 5/6/7 year old.
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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 06:36:20 am »
Emmett's 'Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Railway' was one of the attractions at the Festival of Britain in 1951. Apparently over two million passengers rode on it during the Exhibition, me being one of them!  ;D

The 'loco' was an 0-2-0, a most unlikely and improbable configuration for a loco, but it worked just fine. I suspect the real motive power was elsewhere though.  ;)



This one of his 'trains' was on show at the Locomotion Museum, in between the two halves of the APT-E, which made an 'interesting' comparison....  ;)
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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 06:40:12 am »
Emmett's 'Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Railway' was one of the attractions at the Festival of Britain in 1951. Apparently over two million passengers rode on it during the Exhibition, me being one of them!  ;D

The 'loco' was an 0-2-0, a most unlikely and improbable configuration for a loco, but it worked just fine. I suspect the real motive power was elsewhere though.  ;)


Lucky chap, getting to ride on an Emmet.     An 0-2-0 loco sounds like the railway equivalent of a unicycle, but for a whiffmaster like Emmet, I suppose it's nothing out of the ordinary.
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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 09:07:27 am »
Event the Society's rules read like ours! :o

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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 11:42:57 am »
As a coincidence , on last nights BBC programme , The Repair Shop, a chap bought in part of an Emett model railway .The loo , coach and a truck appeared very similar to those in Kit's photo , but it  looked to my untrained eye that they ran on gauge 1 track. The owner said they had been made by Emett as part of a large layout for an exhibition and that after it was over the layout had been given by Emett to his uncle, with orders to destroy it, luckily he had saved a few pieces.

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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 12:19:34 pm »
quite impressive, here in Belgium we had a similar artist by the name of Panamarenko, he passed away last year.
one of his designs, known as the Adamki Saucer, was clearly based on the Haunebu (or vice versa).

see here: https://ludionmasters.be/en/prints/adamski-saucer

https://www.panamarenko.be/
https://www.art-gallery.be/en/artist/Panamarenko

more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamarenko
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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 12:56:00 am »
Event the Society's rules read like ours! :o

We have rules?

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Re: A famous (early) Citizen of Whiffworld
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 02:28:56 am »
quite impressive, here in Belgium we had a similar artist by the name of Panamarenko, he passed away last year.
one of his designs, known as the Adamki Saucer, was clearly based on the Haunebu (or vice versa).

see here: https://ludionmasters.be/en/prints/adamski-saucer

https://www.panamarenko.be/
https://www.art-gallery.be/en/artist/Panamarenko

more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamarenko

Panamarenko's work is called the Adamski saucer because it is based (as is the Hanebu design) on this photo taken by George Adamski in 1952.

Adamski was a con man who profited out of claims he made purporting to be an abductee.
I have read his book "Inside the Space Ships" and it makes laughable claims about visits to earth's moon and to other planets.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Adamski

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