'Steam Locos In Profile - In The USA' 
Crowdfunding Campaign

CURRENT TOTAL:

£7,368.82

 

DEADLINE: 23:59 March 31st 2022

 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR!

 

Last updated: 02/08/21 at 07:32 GMT

PLEDGE OPTIONS BELOW!!!

Project Outline

Since I began producing 'Steam Locos In Profile' in 2012, fans have tuned in from all over the world. As our audience grew, it became apparent that half of our regular audience were from the UK, while the other half come from all over the world.

Subsequently, we have received requests to review steam engines from overseas; including popular demand from America.

 

But because the logistics of producing SLIPs are very complicated, venturing further than Europe has been impossible for my crew and I to undertake. 

 

But with your help, we can change that.
 

We would like to commemorate our Tenth Anniversary by producing a number of films about steam locomotives in the United States of America.

After months of planning, we have estimated we can review

UP TO NINE TYPES OF AMERICAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVE. However, in order to do this, we need to raise UP TO £30,000.

 

This is where you can help.

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-For £5,000, we can review the Jones & Laughlin Steelworks 0-4-0 Porter Switchers.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

-For £10,000, we can review the above, the Mount Washington Cog locos and the Forney

0-4-4s of the Maine Narrow Gauge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


-For £15,000, we can review all of the above, the Denver & Rio Grande Mikados and the classic ‘American’ 4-4-0s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


-For £20,000, we can review all of the above and the numerous Shay geared locos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


-For £30,000, we can review all of the above, the Union Pacific Big Boys, the numerous Berkshire 2-8-4s and Sierra Railway No3.

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PLEDGE OPTIONS

We would like to release our USA Specials in time for Christmas 2022. In order to do this, we need to reach our goal by the end of March 2022; to allow filming to commence immediately afterwards.

We may require the best part of a year travelling all over the USA. As such, we need enough financial backing to allow for this.

 

How You Can Help & What You Can Get

 

While we sell DVDs and Digital content, there is nowhere near sufficient income to make special trips like this AND keep producing SLIPs at the same time. This project simply cannot happen without your support. 

 

You can pledge to our campaign by selecting one of the donation options on this page. Payment is made via PayPal, allowing you to contribute from all over the world. 

There are many rewards up for grabs for our pledgers, some of which are exclusive to this campaign. 
Including:
-Certificates Of Thanks*
-Signed Posters*
-MP3 Soundtracks*

-Digital Copies Of Films
-Digital Photo Album

-SLIPs In The USA DVDs

-SLIPs In The USA Blu Rays

-SLIPs In The USA Mugs & T-shirts*
-SLIPs 2023 Calendars

-SLIPs In The USA Crew Diary

 

*Reward specific to this campaign. Shall not be made available to public otherwise

 

 

Cost Breakdown

 

Our budget has been broken down into stages

 

Film Production:

This is required to cover the following expenses:
-Flights
-Fuel
-Car Hire

-Accommodation

-Museum & Railway Tickets
-Food

-Photo Charters

-Crew Insurance

-Music production

-Drone operators*

*Subject to location. Some places may not allow Ariel Photography.

 

We estimate this will cost UP TO £24,700

 

Reward Production:

This is required for the following:
-Printing Reward Certificates

-Printing Reward Posters

-Issuing copies of SLIPs 2023 Calendars

-Issuing copies of SLIPs In The USA DVDs and Blu Rays

-Issuing copies of SLIPs In The USA Crew Diaries

-Production of Mugs & T-shirts

-Delivery of rewards around the world

 

We estimate this will cost UP TO £4,400

 

Fees:

Paypal shall charge a commission of 3% per transaction fee assuming the target is met. FEES MAY ADD UP TO APPROXIMATLY £900

 

£24,700 + £4,400 + £900 = £30,000

 

Can I Give More Than Once?

 

Of course! 

You can set a monthly donation via the 'Donate' option. Or you can pay for more than one 'Perk' option throughout the course of the campaign. We shall simply add up the total you have contributed and reward you with what you have paid for. 

Other Ways People Can Help

 

If you cannot contribute, you can still share our campaign to those who can. If our previous crowdfunding campaigns have taught us anything, it's that a little word goes a long way. 

Why Did You Choose These Locomotives In Particular?

 

On 'Steam Locos In Profile', we have always tried to review a blend of popular and well-known types alongside a selection of more understated and lesser-known ones. The choices we made represent a cross section of interest and variety. The world is very likely to be familiar with the Big Boys, Shays and 'American' 4-4-0s, due to their representation in railway circles. But engines like the Mount Washington fleet and the J&L 0-4-0STs do not get quite so much attention. 

 

Why Are You Not Running This Through A Crowdfunding Website?

 

Traditional crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and IndiGoGo charge higher transaction and insertion fees. Put simply, the higher the fees, the more money we would need to raise. By running this campaign through my own website, the transaction fees shall be kept to a minimum. 

Why Are You Not Funding This Project Yourself?

 

While we sell previous episodes on DVD and Digital Download, SLIPs has never made the sort of money we are asking for. Furthermore, any money SLIPs does make continues to go back into producing the show as it stands in the UK. This leaves nothing for extravagant overseas trips like these. 

 

Why Don’t You Ask USA Residents To Film For You?

 

UK and USA cameras shoot at different frame rates. UK cameras film at 25fps, while USA equipment shoots at 29.97fps. Converting one to the other adequately is a painstaking and defective process.

While we appreciate offers from people to help, we don’t expect anyone to work for free. So, we shall still have to raise thousands of pounds in order to pay for the amount of footage we are trying to capture.  

Also, it won’t be ‘Steam Locos In Profile’ if other people are making it!

 

What Happens If You Don't Reach Your Goal?

 

We have every confidence in the loyalty and support from all of you to allow us to undertake the minimum stages of this project. However, if we fall short of any goals by our deadline, we shall make every attempt to provide the rest of the funds from other sources. If global circumstances occur which may endanger our crew or force us to cancel anything, we shall send a notification via the 'Steam Locos In Profile' Facebook page. This will allow you to request a refund of your donation (minus PayPal fees), provided any rewards received are returned in the condition in which they were sent.

Unlimited Donation

Not interested in one of our reward packages?
Or simply cannot afford the minimum package?


Not a problem. Every £1 you contribute is £1 closer to our goal. Please give what you can.
Thank you

£10 - Certificate Of Thanks

You shall receive a Certificate Of Thanks for your contribution.

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£25 - All Above + Signed Poster

You shall receive an exclusive A4 sized Poster comissioned by Lindsey Thomas, signed by Chris.

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£40 - All Above + Vol 1-5 & USA MP3 Soundtrack*

Digital MP3 recordings of the soundtrack used in SLIPs Volumes 1-5 and the USA specials; exclusive to this campaign!*

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

*MP3s are exclusive to this campaign. They shall not be sold separately or made available via the online shop

£50 - All Above + Wall Of Fame

Your name shall be forever immortalised in the credits of our USA Specials. 

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£70 - All Above + Digital Films

Receive digital download copies of the films we produce in the USA.

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£80 - All Above + SLIPs USA Mug

Secure a 'Steam Locos In Profile - In The USA' Mug, exclusive to this campaign. 

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£90 - All Above + SLIPs USA T-shirt

Secure a 'Steam Locos In Profile - In The USA' T-shirt, exclusive to this campaign. 

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£100 - All Above + SIGNED SLIPs USA DVD

Recieve a signed copy of our 'Steam Locos In Profile - In The USA' films on DVD, ahead of it going on sale

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£120 - All Above + SIGNED SLIPs USA Blu Ray

Recieve a signed copy of our 'Steam Locos In Profile - In The USA' films on Blu Ray*, ahead of it going on sale

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

*Please specify in the 'Contact' Tab at the top menu of our website if you would like a DVD as well as a Blu Ray.

£135 - All Above + SIGNED 2023 Calendar

Recieve a signed copy of our 'Steam Locos In Profile - 2023 Calendar', ahead of it going on sale

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£150 - All Above + USA Photo Album

Recieve a photo album of our coverage in the USA, exclusive to this campaign. 

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£200 - All Above + Crew Diary

Recieve an advance copy of a diary documenting the making of our USA films, prior to it going on sale

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

£5,000 - All Above
+
YOUR LOCOMOTIVE FEATURED!

Any Questions?
Click HERE to contact us.

Own a steam locomotive that you'd like us to feature in one of our films? 
If your locomotive isn't one of the types listed in our plans, then we can still work it in, given the necessary backing to cover additional costs*

 

DUE: FOURTH QUARTER 2022

*US steam locos only as part of this campaign. Please get in touch with us via the 'Contact' tab at the top menu of our website to discuss details. 

ALL ITEMS, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ARE COPYRIGHT OF CHRIS EDEN-GREEN. THESE ARE FOR PERSONAL USE, NOT TO BE BROADCAST, SOLD OR RE-DISTRIBUTED. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS ARE LIKELY TO BE PERSUED WITH LEGAL ACTION.