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by BertieB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Andrew wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 pm
...would you consider tender drive to be cheating?
No, I certainly wouldn’t. That’s a neat idea. I even have a suitable motor block. Hmmm...
by BertieB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

...I reckon an N or U class mogul would look great... Thank you. Absolutely. I did have a go at a sort of, ‘generic’, distantly Southern inspired, mogul a few years ago, though I really ought to have tried a bit harder – most of the effort went into the smoke deflectors! But it looks OK trundling r...
by BertieB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build

What an attractive locomotive. Extraordinary construction too. Terrific.
by BertieB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Thanks again for all the encouraging comment. Greatly appreciated. I can understand that the music isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. I began tinkering with it just to hide background noise, then slowly woke up to the notion that it can provide timing to edit to - and scope to contrive ‘jokes’...
by BertieB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

For anyone who can handle even more of this stuff, here’s the ‘new’ (compiled from previously published clips) YouTube channel trailer.
Short and noisy!

by BertieB
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

“I love the build thread at the end of the video...” That’s very decent of you. It’s strictly kitchen table and plasticard. I wasn’t sure about showing it, as I’ve explained, in the context of the more accomplished stuff regularly featured on this forum - including, of course, your own. So, thank y...
by BertieB
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Thank you for your comments.
idlemarvel wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:00 am
“...most of our railways are fictional, based on personally selected facts!”
Thanks, yes. We can make a couple of thin factoids go a long way. Well, I try.
by BertieB
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: a Bulleid tank engine
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: Semi-scale BR: a Bulleid tank engine

At last! A 13min epic, featuring a few minutes of it actually moving, now posted in ‘Videos’ - ‘Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*’
by BertieB
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

More video fun: round and round the garden like a... cartoon-scale, Q1-derived tank engine (first effort with Deltang R/C) and a (track powered) Leader. https://youtu.be/YzcYjn_SmIE At low speeds they don’t provide too much soundtrack on their own (annoying squeaks largely) so 1:1 scale audio (and m...
by BertieB
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Jeanne's Day Out
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Jeanne's Day

Terrific. Very elegantly done, a proper narrative and avoiding repetitive, unnecessary shots. Love the stuff from within the compartment(s). Have you considered replacing the subtitles with a voice-over? After all, you have a story to tell rather than, if you like, merely captioning a sequence of in...
by BertieB
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 FINAL REMINDER, 1WEEK LEFT to enter.
Replies: 32
Views: 2742

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

Semi-scale Bulleid tank engine, caught squeaking around the shrubbery (further lubrication required). Truth be told I’ve brightened this one a bit so it may not be eligible for any prize giving. Probably too many weeds too. QTank_800.jpg And here’s a picture of the cat that meets the brief (though n...
by BertieB
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER

4MT_1.jpg
A definitely semi-scale BR Standard (on a Bachmann chassis) and GRS coaches
I don't have too much 'railway scenery' so it's got to be one of these really. This bridge has now been replaced (and pictured in the previous gallery).
by BertieB
Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 2636

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Those final three photographs of it all in place are terrific. Beautifully realised and convincing as usual. Will you leave them all outside permanently?

(I’m having a go at a first foamboard/plasticard building, scratching my head regarding adhesives... Thank you)
by BertieB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring

Thank you all for your kind remarks. Regarding Rik's comment on 'steady camera work': 'The first rule of photography', it has been impatiently explained to me, is 'always use a [expletive deleted] tripod' which I now adhere to religiously. Probably even when I shouldn’t (it’s video and stuff moves)....
by BertieB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring

Spring has sprung, the track's been cleaned, the first train let loose. Shortly followed, inevitably, by mobile phone with camera... https://youtu.be/ojlGOevnSiI Nothing new unfortunately – and it doesn't really make all those noises, of course. Audio clips of real Pannier tanks ladled on in the edit.