Search found 136 matches

by BertieB
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 125
Views: 12622

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

ge_rik wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:06 pm
“All my locos face Down the line, so an Up train should be hauled by the loco in reverse...”
Gosh. I’m afraid that would never have occurred to me. Thanks.
by BertieB
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 125
Views: 12622

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Very nice. And an agreeably relaxed voiceover too. The ‘deliberate mistake’ will have to be pointed out to me though.
by BertieB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 Photo Gallery LAST DAY TOMORROW (15th)
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: SEPTEMBER 2020 Photo Gallery entries here

idyll_coaches_2.jpg
Rural idyll: I like to see this one as the view down the hillside, through the wildflowers to the branchline below. Note the lush pasture beyond. (It’s from my comfy garden seat)
by BertieB
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon

“...length, width and height of your tanker? I just want to compare to the rest of my stock before i look to buy some. My pleasure. Newquida tank wagon sizes (in millimetres). A bit plus-or-minus, as I’ve just held a ruler up to it. Length 258 (ex buffers, couplings) Width 113-ish (across access la...
by BertieB
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Bulleid 0-4-4-0T actually moving!
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Semi-scale BR: Bulleid 0-4-4-0T actually moving!

Thanks for the encouragement! “...And there was me thinking you had also become a virtuoso on the uke during lockdown” Sadly, no. However, I did commission (and I won’t be thanked for reporting this) the Dodgy Video Electric Ensemble to provide a sympathetically mellow musical accompaniment for this...
by BertieB
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 562
Views: 106655

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

These sort of derailment issues drive me insane. My new locomotive, which was built at least partly because its configuration would avoid it, still liked to come off on some corners (turned out to be a combination of sloppy trackwork AND sloppy loco build though). Lovely pictures of the railway; I’m...
by BertieB
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The G&DLR begins.
Replies: 176
Views: 31103

Re: The G&DLR begins.

Wow. Thank you!
by BertieB
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The G&DLR begins.
Replies: 176
Views: 31103

Re: The G&DLR begins.

Like the bridge very much. I’m afraid I shall be copying it
by BertieB
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Bulleid 0-4-4-0T actually moving!
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Semi-scale BR: Bulleid 0-4-4-0T actually moving!

Blimey! That’s very kind, Peter. I’ll do my best.
by BertieB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Bulleid 0-4-4-0T actually moving!
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Semi-scale BR: Bulleid 0-4-4-0T actually moving!

Welcome to another dodgy Dodgy Video: the homage to Bulleid and Stanley Kubrick that the British Film Institute’s been waiting for. See the train traverse the same few yards of track 26 times! (with noisy music and full-size audio, of course). Hope you enjoy it. https://youtu.be/RkfhSFZ5fps Next job...
by BertieB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A scratchbuilt "big" diesel
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: A scratchbuilt "big" diesel

Terrific. Love the way you’ve organised your build and the crisp, precise subassemblies - with incorporated grills, glazing and stuff. Neat. Have you toyed with it spewing out plumes of synchronised, filthy black exhaust too? (I’ve been seduced by the videos on the forum demonstrating this and have ...
by BertieB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid
Replies: 19
Views: 1879

Re: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid

Thanks again for all the generous comments. "...interesting and refreshingly different" Thank you very much. Anyway, here’s the present Bulleid line up, with (now rather scruffy looking) similarly semi-scale Leader and Q1 tank. It wasn’t planned, it just sort of happened that way (other locomotive d...
by BertieB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid
Replies: 19
Views: 1879

Re: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid

"...I'd suggest one or the other. Green or Black. Malachite? BR green?" I’ve stared dozily at the thing in primer for weeks – and then gone for another interpretation of ‘large logo’, BR mixed traffic, lined black (as usual), which makes sense, sort of. It’s not an express passenger engine, after a...
by BertieB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 125
Views: 12622

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Great stuff. I used headphones and had no trouble hearing the narration at all, even with the cattle! If anything, you could possibly even add a bit more wallop to the (trains) sound track where appropriate. The volume of the voiceover varies a little from scene to scene sometimes, which is just som...
by BertieB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid
Replies: 19
Views: 1879

Re: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid

Scrat wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:38 am
Are these drawings available on the net?

I wasn’t able to find anything.

I got the info from Bulleid of the Southern by his son. It’s out of print but you can find it second-hand at online bookstores.