Aircraft of Tintin – deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

"The Black Island" openes with Tintin taking a walk with Snowy when he sees an aircraft in emergency. The aircraft landed in a field, however, when Tintin approached it, the two men who de-boarded from the aircraft shot at him and escaped. The aircraft in question was a red and cream twin-seat plan with a … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

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Aircraft of Tintin – Carriedas 160 (TU-134?)

Tintin, Captain Haddock and professor Calculus accompanied by Snowy were flying to Sydney to attend the International Astronautical Congress aboard Qantas Flight 714. This is how the penultimate Tintin book got its name - "Flight 714". At Jakarta airport they were introduced to Mr Carriedas, the billionaire who never laughed. Mr Carriedas developed a fancy … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – Carriedas 160 (TU-134?)

Aircraft of Tintin – Macchi MC 94

Tintin had saved the state of Syldavia from a coup against the King Ottokar in "King Ottokar's Sceptre". He had flown in in a Ju 52. At the end of his adventure he was given a state farewell and left for his home with Thomson and Thompson in a yellow flying boat. As happens with … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – Macchi MC 94

Aircraft of Tintin – Junker Ju52

Tintin had started his adventures in the Eastern Europe in “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets”, after travelling through Africa, North and South America, Brirain and the Orient he returned to East Europe in “King Ottokar’s Sceptre”. He had to travel to Klow, the capital of the imaginary kingdom of Syldavia with Professor Alembick. … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – Junker Ju52

Tintin’s Shark Submarine

Professor Calculus, the hard of hearing genius created by Herge built several innovative products and gadgets in various books of Tintin. His biggest achievement was the nuclear powered rocket in "Destination Moon" and "Explorers on the Moon" which took Tintin, Captain Haddock and other characters to the Moon and back. A very ingenious invention of … Continue reading Tintin’s Shark Submarine

Trains of Tintin – The Last Train – Baldwin 2-8-0

Herge published the first Tintin, "Tintin in the Land of Soviets" in 1930 and the last "Tintin and the Picaros" in 1976. How people travelled across the world changed a lot over these 46 years. Travelling on land by train and long distance by sea was the norm in the 1930s, and 40s, and the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – The Last Train – Baldwin 2-8-0

Trains of Tintin – LNER Peppercorn Class A1

"The Seven Crystal Balls", a Tintin adventure about the scientists who studied the pyramids of South America and the curse on these people. When I read it for the first time, this was a book that scared me as a kid. There were some scenes in the night, dark scenes with a mummy roaming about. … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – LNER Peppercorn Class A1

Trains of Tintin – British Rail Class 42

Tintin is on his adventure to the British Isle. He had somehow escaped from Dr Muller and a burning house. In my last post Tintin had boarded a train - though unconventionally by jumping onto the roof from the foot over bridge - pulled by a Class 27 diesel-electric locomotive. Once onboard, he encountered Dr … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – British Rail Class 42

Trains of Tintin – Class 27 Diesel Locomotive

We were with "The Black Island". Tintin had taken a train pulled by an SNCF 2D2 9100 electric locomotive. He was attacked and arrested and finally escaped. His adventure took him across the English Channel into United Kingdom. If you observe the details of Herge's drawings, the colour of the passenger coaches changed to the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Class 27 Diesel Locomotive

Trains of Tintin – SNCF 2D2 9100

After his adventures in South America, Tintin went for his next adventure in Europe, Scotland to be specific in "The Black Island". This was one of my favourites as a train lover because it has two long sequences aboard 'modern' trains. One on mainland Europe and the second in Britain. This was the first Tintin … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – SNCF 2D2 9100