Round the Twist

 
  cipher124 Junior Train Controller

I saw on old episode of Round the Twist on ABC3 today, called "Copy".
In this episode, the Twist kids find an old machine in the lighthouse that can duplicate physical objects.

Also in this episode, Lynda and her copy twin "Adnyl" take a train ride.

The locomotive hauling the train was a flat-top T in VR livery, but I was unable to make out the number. The cars were E and/or W type, non air con. There were interior and exterior shots.
One carriage had a kiosk not dissimilar to 80BW, which is disused and stored at Newport. Could this be the car used?

Carriage numbers were never in shot, but there are enough station shots to determine the filming location at least, although I do not know where it is. Keep in mind this was first aired in 1989 though.

So, just out of curiosity, does anyone know what the loco and cars were? and the train station too, and was is a tourist railway?

Cheers, Marshall

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  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Goulburn
Your going round the twist mate!
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

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I know the episode he's on about. It's been about 15 years since I've seen it, and I always wondered where it was filmed.
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Fits that it was probably T320 with 5ABE from the then SLSPG.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
That machine could be useful in the Railway Preservation arena... Wink
  Henry Herby

Location: Victoria
I saw the t and so on today when my sister was watching it, and there were steamrail brochures in the background!
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
I remember seeing "Round the Twist" years ago so you got me interested.

Had a look and it's at the YVTR. The station shots are at Yarra Glen. The internal shots in the compartment are in a short W car (you can tell from the horizontal bar on the windows). In an external scene at Yarra Glen, you can see the number 1BW. The train is two cars and a C van. Both have the yellow stripe. One has a semi-eliptical roof while the other is 1BW. Was 80BW at the YVTR during the late 80's?

I think it's safe to assume that the loco is T341.
  Henry Herby

Location: Victoria
I remember seeing "Round the Twist" years ago so you got me interested.

Had a look and it's at the YVTR. The station shots are at Yarra Glen. The internal shots in the compartment are in a short W car (you can tell from the horizontal bar on the windows). In an external scene at Yarra Glen, you can see the number 1BW. The train is two cars and a C van. Both have the yellow stripe. One has a semi-eliptical roof while the other is 1BW. Was 80BW at the YVTR during the late 80's?

I think it's safe to assume that the loco is T341.
"VRfan"



I did see a T341 number on the T so I would think so... i was thinking Yarra Glen or even Nyora.
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
There was also an episode that featured an NA class on the Monbulk trestle.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Exit...Stage Left!
8A from memory.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
It mentioned the YVTR in the credits.......... I only saw the last 30 seconds then credits while TV channel flicking. Noticed the rail scenes in the closing sequence as well.

Regards,
David Head
  cipher124 Junior Train Controller

Thanks for the info guys, it really fed my curiosity lol

I think the channel was changed on me before I had a chance to see YVTR in the credits.

I take an interest in any preserved Victorian locos and rollingstock I see on television programs or films, don't know why, just curiosity I guess.
Its a good thing though, film companies pay a lot to use heritage rollingstock and tourist railways.

Cheers, Marshall
  hotdogpants1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Here.
Would this have been it?

PRESERVATION
Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
Negotiations are continuing with the Australian Army to assist with the removal of J516 from Greensborough to Healesville. Meanwhile HSV7 hired the YVTR for the day on Mon.29.5 for filming a segment of a new show to go on air in the new year. An early start saw T341-1BW-35BW-63BW-40C leave Healesville at 05 30 to be at Yarra Glen at 06 15. Due to a problem with dump sand in the sand boxes the train was 60 minutes late into Yarra Glen. After a quick breakfast for the film crew, filming began and continued through the day at a feverish pace. Filming concluded at 20 00 and the train was back at Healesville at 21 00.
"Newsrail, August 1990- Page 253"


Best I could relate to it, but the filming description makes it sound a little different from Round the Twist....

Cheers
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
"Round the twist" was an ABC show and the train in the episode is only 2 cars plus the C van.

I wonder what show this was?
  vx255 Junior Train Controller

Location: Berwick, Victoria
"Round the twist" was an ABC show and the train in the episode is only 2 cars plus the C van.

I wonder what show this was?
"VRfan"


Perhaps one was detached at Yarra Glen and setup for interior shots, while the remaining did the running scenes?
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Round the Twist was an ABC show, not a channel 7 show.

Also, 63BW does not have a kiosk and the interior shots of it clearly show a semi-eliptical roof. AFAIK the only semi-eliptical roof car to be fitted out with a kiosk was 80BW, which is now in storage at Steamrail. I'm happy to be corrected though.
  perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
Well find yourself standing corrected.

63 has a kiosk.
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Can't see any hint of a kiosk in these photos:

http://www.steamrail.com.au/gallery/v/rollingstock/operational/cars/w+cars/63BW/
  Henry Herby

Location: Victoria
There is no kiosk in 63BW.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Goulburn
Can't see any hint of a kiosk in these photos:

http://www.steamrail.com.au/gallery/v/rollingstock/operational/cars/w+cars/63BW/
"VRfan"


63 doesnt have a Kiosk, 80 does.
  perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
do beg my pardon, i misspoke. Ill call the heat in my defence.

63BW, from steamrail, does not have a Kiosk, as correctly pointed out in this forum already.

62BW, which, at the time of the round the twist series, was owned by YVTR, does have a kiosk.

I would assume that the consist of the day was T341-1BW-35BW-62BW-40C as all of those items of rolling stock were at Healesville in July 1990.
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
If 62BW did have a kiosk in the 1980's, I still assume the original report was for something else as it said HSV7, not ABC and the original air date for the episode in question is listed as 20 June 1989 on IMDB, which was over a year prior to that report in Newsrail.

I think it is logical to assume however that 62BW may have been the kiosk car in question. Just out of interest, what happened to the carriage if it's no longer with the YVTR?
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
This thread brings back memories when I was younger was often hiring this show out from Civic Video and or watching it when it came on ABC was about 13 years ago now.

Frankie J Holden was in this show to.
  perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
I seem to have always thought that round the twist was filmed using steamrail stock hired by the production company and taken to yarra glen in 1988 for the filming. I dont accuratly recall however so this is up for debate.

62BW did and does have a kiosk, although i am not sure if it was ever finished to a high standard. It was sold to a private owner in early 2000 and remains in a stripped state in healesville.

There is a very good chance that the 1990 train was for a totaly different production.

If the stock in question had a yellow stripe down the side it was evidently steamrail stock, as YVTR's have never had this applied.

Theres also the chance that some was filmed at yarra glen, some at newport and the whole thing thrown together.
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
I seem to have always thought that round the twist was filmed using steamrail stock hired by the production company and taken to yarra glen in 1988 for the filming. I dont accuratly recall however so this is up for debate.
"perks"


I can clearly see the number 1BW in one of the shots, but this carriage was originally allocated to Steamrail in the 80's and I remember seeing it with a yellow stripe at Healesville in the early 90's.

Peter Vincent's site also lists 62BW as being allocated to Steamrail, so it's possible that it recieved the kiosk and steamrail livery at that time. Someone with a better knowledge of this cars history prior to the YVTR would have to confirm that assumption.

Does anyone know when these cars were transferred from Steamrail to the YVTR?

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