The mice from Bagpuss were much smaller than I imagined. But here they are with the marvelous mechanical mouse organ (no sorry I can't stop saying it).
The dress originally worn by Emily in the opening credits. Well it was the 70s after all.
The rest of the gang were there too.
Professor Augustus Barclay Yaffel - yes that really is his full name
Madeline with Gabriel in the background
Sadly this was the closest I could get to Gabriel Croaker - was trying out a new camera which was great but it has a fixed lens so no zoom facility
Next up the Clangers - they do make me smile but I must admit I didn't watch them as much as Bagpuss or Ivor - possibly as they came out a little earlier than when I was born. But they still make me smile
Ivor the Engine was just brilliant. I could spend hours listening to Ivor puffing along through the Welsh Valleys
Just look at these detailed drawings
Jones the Steam's body parts
And Evans the Song
You could even have a go at making your own short animation using some cut outs from Ivor and an iPad - sadly I didn't have a go - too many boys trying out their animation skills :)
I often feel that Noggin the Nog is deemed the poor relation to Ivor the Engine or Bagpuss but I love it.
It was great to see all the moving parts of the characters which brought them to life
And here is a shot of the equipment they used with a sneaky shot of OH in the background