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by BertieB
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

They’re not ugly! But thank you. It’s been on the to-do list for years. My big issue is the wheels. Sticking, say, resin-cast or 3D print (not that I can do that) Bulleid-style ‘wheel-trims’ over the wheels of a long-ish Bachman motorblock could end up with fairly dodgy wheel widths… But I might try...
by BertieB
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Diesel Saves The Day
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Diesel Saves The Day

Wow! Very clever.
by BertieB
Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:31 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

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by BertieB
Wed May 29, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

“It feels like about six too many” OMG! — Help — I need to sit down… As an unreconstructed Southern Region bore, I’m beside myself with excitement. And I would like to think that by now the chaps at Swanage have developed a pretty shrewd notion of what works for them. The lovely T3 (and their other...
by BertieB
Tue May 28, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

STOP PRESS The Swanage Railway confirm that their ‘Strictly Bulleid 2’ event, 7-9 June, will feature EIGHT Bulleid Pacifics in steam! Wow!
by BertieB
Wed May 22, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 500
Views: 192950

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Very enjoyable — and I imagine it must have taken ages to assemble and shoot.
by BertieB
Sat May 11, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 500
Views: 192950

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Attention to detail and consideration given to so many aspects of this (the railway, rolling stock, operations, video) is, of course, so impressive. Love the sheep audio!
by BertieB
Fri May 10, 2024 8:11 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Garratt loaded test run
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Semi-scale BR: Garratt loaded test run

Thanks Rik. Yes! I have recently been presented with several instrumental pieces specifically for use in future videos — but this one is from Kevin Macleod, yet again, who I remember you have used in the past as well. I’m afraid the steam loco noises aren’t of a Garratt. They’re varied edits of my u...
by BertieB
Thu May 09, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Garratt loaded test run
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Semi-scale BR: Garratt loaded test run

Gosh. Thank you all. Real locomotives (and even many live steam models) might produce sound you actually want to be able to hear, not obscured under other audio — but my efforts don’t. So, I’m afraid, I add both music and train noises. Used appropriately, music can set the pace and tone of the video...
by BertieB
Wed May 08, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Garratt loaded test run
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Semi-scale BR: Garratt loaded test run

https://youtu.be/6dHgVvcfgXE Chill out with the recently built Garratt as it slowly trundles round, occasionally trying its best to come off when I’m not paying attention — I’ll need to fiddle with it again. Though having to go round very slowly is, of course, fine with me. As well as embracing ‘No...
by BertieB
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Thank you. ‘…mature garden’. Hmmm… Kind of you to describe it that way!
by BertieB
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

Thanks. I’d assumed it would be mono — but then some of it was obviously better in colour, so…
by BertieB
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:44 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3407
Views: 1146603

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

Lovely. I’m tempted to retrofit agreeably weathered tread plate to everything.
by BertieB
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:38 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

Bulleid_mono_thumb_2-600.jpg Strictly Bulleid* in black & white *Apologies to the Swanage Railway whose second, similarly named, steam gala will be 7-9 June. The first, in 2017, featured five Light Pacifics and was fab. So, in solidarity, here’s video of three of my celebratory efforts. There’s...
by BertieB
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

https://youtu.be/nWR4HPsBfTQ *Apologies to the Swanage Railway whose second, similarly named, steam gala will be 7-9 June. The first, in 2017, featured five Light Pacifics and was fab. So, in solidarity, here’s video of three of my celebratory efforts. Part archive re-edit, part new stuff. This is ...
by BertieB
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

Brrdgepaint_3985_800_1.jpg Leader-bridge_4002_800_2.jpg It's supposed to be the same colour in both pictures... Pre-season maintenance This softwood bridge has been out in the garden for six years. It would hardly come as any surprise that it was showing signs of wear and tear – mainly rot, of cour...
by BertieB
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: That Car I Keep Alluding To
Replies: 41
Views: 3079

Re: That Car I Keep Alluding To

Wonderful! Congratulations.
by BertieB
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:53 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

“I can't read the cabside lettering - what power classification have you designated it? 7F?” It says ‘5MT’ but it wasn’t chosen very scientifically. I had a quick peek at an idiot’s guide to what it all means and looked up the Tractive Effort figures for possibly relevant locomotives. But way out o...
by BertieB
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

Thanks again. I thought I’d squeeze every last drop, so to speak, out of the handful of shots I took of The First Test Run (as in the GIF) so, here’s another short video. It can’t pull anything at present as I haven’t yet fitted couplings — and that will involve undoing the connections and turning i...
by BertieB
Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:59 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 282
Views: 136900

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

Thanks Aaron. Yeh, I’m pleased with the blue (though I expected it to anppear darker) — and I say that as a big fan of the lined black livery. Cheers.