Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by gregh » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:42 pm

Well Rik certainly deserves much credit. BUT with a subject like your railway, who could go wrong.
What a beautiful railway and garden. The village, the level crossing, the bridges etc etc. But the trains take the cake. Your skills at modelling are awesome. (I think I might even give up right now :? )

More pics and descriptions of the loco constructions please.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 am

I agree totally with what Greg says. It's got to be one of the best, if not the best lines we have in the UK. Ok I may be a little bit bias in that statement, but has for most of us on the Forum, we have only seen photos of Peter's excellent railway, your video that Rik has produced is absolutely brought it to life. I love the cranes Peter, especially like the one on the quayside. I don't think you have put anything up about that one.

Still you do inspire us and especially me Peter with how you can come up with such beautifully built models.

Thank's must go out to Rik also, such skills in how he portrays railways in his videos have to be some of the best on Youtube....

PS. How the heck did you manage to get a video done with that big yellow thing in the sky..... :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:56 am

Thanks to both Peter and Rik, for this fantastic creation.
Having read and re-read the gestation of the BURPS since the garden beginnings 143 pages ago, I've long wanted to see things in motion. It's been worth the wait. :D

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:22 am

FWLR wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 am
PS. How the heck did you manage to get a video done with that big yellow thing in the sky..... :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
I think Peter has friends in high places ...... :sunny:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by idlemarvel » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:44 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:09 pm
If I had a 'Bucket List' this would be one of the first items on it....... one of our esteemed colleagues on the Forum, Rik, very kindly offered to visit the B&UR and shoot some video film. This has now been done in Rik's highly professional style and the finished film is now available on YouTube.
So, may I present to you..... Brockhampton and Umbridge Railway, The Movie, now showing at a terminal near you!
https://youtu.be/hHGDJmKpnIQ
Many, many thanks to Rik for his work in creating this, I am eternally grateful.
Truly excellent in every way. If you ever wanted an inspirational movie to get someone interested in garden railways this would be it. Far too many magic moments to mention them all. Full of detail and imagination. I liked the German WWII howitzer being towed through an English village. And the back to back 2CVs. And the miniature railway (Z scale? N gauge?). And...
Well done to you and Rik. :thumbup:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:32 am

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:22 am
FWLR wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 am
PS. How the heck did you manage to get a video done with that big yellow thing in the sky..... :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
I think Peter has friends in high places ...... :sunny:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by DonW » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:33 pm

What a wonderful video of a great garden railway. You see so much more than the shots in the magazine article it really comes to life.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:12 pm

With the weather being so wet all day there was nothing I could do on the railway, however, whilst looking out of my Engine Shed window, I could see the effect the rain was having on the general appearance of the line.... no rail traffic in sight (very narrow gauge!), cattle waiting patiently for transport to ?..... (we don't want them to know anything about their final journey), silvery rails disappearing into the distance and lush moss growth on the stonework.
I thought a photo or two might help to illustrate what I mean.....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Very atmospheric. That first pic would be great for the photo competition.... As would the last, actually.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:04 pm

Yes, I agree with Rik on all points. Fabulous Peter. :D

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by DonW » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:48 pm

Lovely photos Peter full of atmosphere. One of the pleasures of live steam is being able to run in all weathers ( well perhaps not a real blizzard). I remember attending an 0 gauge live steam meeting. When it started to rain quite heavy they just carried on. I was told the last meeting it had rained so much that a train of Lima coaches had water in them sloshing against the windows. The steam loco of course took no notice.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 am

Love the photos Peter. They are FABULOUS youngest Granddaughters new word from her first day starting school..... :roll:

The last one for me would win any competition, it's well, FABULOUS.... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by andymctractor » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:39 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:12 pm
With the weather being so wet all day there was nothing I could do on the railway, however, whilst looking out of my Engine Shed window, I could see the effect the rain was having on the general appearance of the line - I thought a photo or two might help to illustrate what I mean.....
I agree with Rik about the atmosphere.
You have steered and coaxed nature to act as an ally in your efforts to create a stunning picture.
Lovely stuff.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by BorisSpencer » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:25 am

It's picture 3 that does it for me, the way the scene blends seamlessly in to the full size landscape.
Almost like it had been planned ;) .

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am

Thank you all, much appreciated.
Pictures taken in the raw..... no enhancements necessary.
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