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Old videos of the Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:02 am

I only joined GRF about 2 years ago and that has been a time of decline of the Sandstone and Termite. I am not doing any modelling these days and little running, so not many videos have been made.
So I thought maybe I should just bring some of my old youtube videos to your attention, since I’m not making many now. (Hope this is acceptable.)
All my videos have been taken using simple ‘still’ cameras with video feature. All editing is done with free MS MovieMaker, of which there have been many (sometimes incompatible) versions over the years. (Despite some claims, it does work with win10)
Maybe a weekly video will be acceptable?

So first up, a video from 2015 showing how the railway fits in the backyard and a ‘tour’ of the line.
Introducing the SaTR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDOn09Tm7RE
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Post by ge_rik » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:31 am

Really enjoyable watch, Greg. Great to see how the now defunct Ti Tree section fitted into the scheme of things. Even though I've been following your railway for many years, I'd forgotten exactly how all the bits fitted together. For example, I'd misremembered the direction trains from Termite entered Melaleuca.

Great bit of nostalgia and compulsive viewing.

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PS As far as I'm concerned, keep the videos coming
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Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:15 pm

Keep them coming Greg.

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Post by gregh » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:56 am

The second installment....
All my locos. I loved scratchbuilding locos – not necessarily exact copies of the real thing but my own versions.
Here’s all my efforts up to 2016. A few have been added since. All are battery powered and radio controlled and have sound, usually of my own design.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-9sJ6DG3Fg
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Post by ge_rik » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:28 pm

Great overview Greg. I assume that the only way to get those Australian locos in this scale is to scratchbuild.
Really good to see the animated driver and fireman again. I'd almost forgotten about them

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Post by gregh » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:29 am

If you all have extra time to sit and watch videos, here's my 3rd offering...
A train spotter spends a day watching trains at Melaleuca. (2014) 7 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Ugv6bEcG4


and a short one of running trains last week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=theBO2Iquxk
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Post by ge_rik » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:13 pm

gregh wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:29 am
If you all have extra time to sit and watch videos, here's my 3rd offering...
A train spotter spends a day watching trains at Melaleuca. (2014) 7 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Ugv6bEcG4


and a short one of running trains last week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=theBO2Iquxk
Brilliant, Greg. I really liked the shots from the signal box on the first video and the underlying storyline. I do like seeing railways which are run for a purpose. The changing of the loco for a Garrett on the coal train and the need for banker locos are great pieces of operational McGuffin.

You are really lucky in having like minded friends near enough to have joint operating sessions. Must be a logistical nightmare trying to keep three operators fully engaged without more frequent "Apollo 13" moments. I really liked the shot of Joshua passing on the Termite Trestle .....

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:18 pm

I can who Rik got his style of filming from while watching these videos.

Operational model railways are my thing as well Rik so you see not alone!

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Post by gregh » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:38 am

ge_rik wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:13 pm
You are really lucky in having like minded friends near enough to have joint operating sessions. Must be a logistical nightmare trying to keep three operators fully engaged without more frequent "Apollo 13" moments. I really liked the shot of Joshua passing on the Termite Trestle .....
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Not just controlling the trains but trying to take videos at the same time! That's what caused the near head-on.

Thanks Tom-Tom. I used to do more operating running on my own, but these days only when friends come over.
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Post by GAP » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:35 am

Greg,
Great series of videos keep them coming.
Its good to see that GRASS is still going strong.

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Post by gregh » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:31 am

This week's video is from 2014. In a few scenes it shows some live steam action, my biggest diesel and some experimenting with a small keyfob 'spy' camera to give a cab view from my big Garratt loco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ELd7qtkz5Q
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Post by ge_rik » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:25 am

Another brilliant video, Greg!! Great to see the opening shots of Ti-Tree and hear the distinctive double beat of the Garratt.

As this was made in 2014, this must have been one of the earliest outings of a Slomo device on a live steam loco anywhere in the world???

Nice try with the between the rails shot! As a kid, I remember the opening title sequence for an early UK pop TV programme call the Six Five Special used to include a shot like that. At the time, I naively assumed the cameraman got it by lying on the track.... 🙄

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Post by gregh » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:05 am

ge_rik wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:25 am
.....As this was made in 2014, this must have been one of the earliest outings of a Slomo device on a live steam loco anywhere in the world???
Rik
Yes Rik. Terry made his original and then wanted someone to check out his Instructions for fitting it to a Billy. So he gave it to Keith to Install, and he used pics and vids from Keith in his promos. The one in the video is Keiths - ie number 2 in the world.
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