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Post by ge_rik » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm

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Inspired by your video, yesterday evening I dug out "Shuntomatic System 3000" (christened, tongue-in-cheekily I fear, by my children), my very analogue goods train generating system - more on that later in the year, I hope...

Andrew.
Now that does sound intriguing - if also a bit Wallace and Grommit like

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Post by ge_rik » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:24 pm

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I did say I was sorry for being "off topic" Rik. And in the program "Game of Thrones" there is an Ice Wall that is one of the main parts of the story. So I was just responding to Phil's comment mate. Still easy to make a mistake in not realising, if you haven't seen the series Rik. It is a very good program and one that is fascinating to watch because it is a strangely compelling series....
Warning though, if you do have a glance at it, you will be hooked.... :lol:
No need to apologise, Rod. I was glad you explained.
I might give it a try, but I suspect it will not appeal to my other half and so will only be able to watch it when she's not around ....

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Post by Lonsdaler » Sun May 02, 2021 11:30 am

ge_rik wrote:
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Ah, but we live North of the ice wall Rod :lol:
Ah, Game Of Thrones... What a series that is. Sorry Rik :offtopic
Thanks for the clarification, Rod. Having never seen the programme or read any of the books it meant nothing to me :dontknow: - other than the image it created... :?

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I too have never seen the TV show, but I'm hip 'n' withit, innit. :roll:
Actually I'm not (hip 'n' withit), but I have read the books some years ago. Never subscribed to a service showing the TV series.
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Post by FWLR » Mon May 03, 2021 7:40 am

Thats a shame Phil, you would like it i'am sure and anyone else too. I didn't think I would get in to it, because I generally don't like things that are franchised, but Anne has a Netflix subscription so hey oh, who cares, I didn't pay that's the thing.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:49 am

I couldn't resist the current spell of fine weather ......



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Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:15 am

Lovely Rik, positively bucolic. And it's the first time I've noticed that your passenger stock has some of the fanlights open - a little detail that just adds a realistic note.
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Post by GAP » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:18 am

Another fine video there Rik
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:44 am

Thanks chaps
I do look forward to seeing a forecast for at least two consecutive days of fine weather. May has been a bit of a washout until this last weekend.

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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:55 am

Absolutely beautiful Rik. Lovely cameos through lush scenery, some, like mine, ready for a hair-cut after all the wet weather we have enjoyed!
Everything on you line is so well thought out to cater for your superb stock, each having a purpose to support the running of the railway.
You have mastered the various arts of creating a superb video, good story matched with fine stock in perfect environment, quiet yet informative narration and very comfortable sound balance. You should be in line for an award!
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:18 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Absolutely beautiful Rik. Lovely cameos through lush scenery, some, like mine, ready for a hair-cut after all the wet weather we have enjoyed!
Everything on you line is so well thought out to cater for your superb stock, each having a purpose to support the running of the railway.
You have mastered the various arts of creating a superb video, good story matched with fine stock in perfect environment, quiet yet informative narration and very comfortable sound balance. You should be in line for an award!
Thanks Peter - you are too kind.

Foliage is a big bugbear. I prepared the railway on Saturday, including going round the whole line with an electric hedge trimmer, followed by shears and then secateurs. On Saturday, I went around again with shears and thought I'd cleared every possible strand of foliage. The filming took place on Sunday afternoon and Monday - by which time, as you can see, the foliage somehow still managed to infiltrate.

I think the problem is that when trimming, I'm viewing the track from above. It's only when I place the camera at ground level that the loose strands become visible.

My brother came up yesterday (Tuesday) and I ran a train round and round while we sat with mum in the garden having an aperitif before a postponed Christmas Lunch (thanks to Covid!). He suggested mounting a strimmer on a wagon ...... now there's a thought!

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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:39 pm

Isn't there a strimmer on a wagon shown somewhere on the Forum? I know I have seen one somewhere.
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Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:19 am

This one? Pretty sure he's a member here..



Another excellent video as always, Rik. In time, I plan on doing videos of my own, and would be thrilled if they came out as well as yours.
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Post by philipy » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:28 am

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:19 am
This one? Pretty sure he's a member here..
Yes Melbournesparks is a member although he very rarely posts anything, which is a shame. I'm sure we could all learn from him.

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Post by ge_rik » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:31 am

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:19 am
This one? Pretty sure he's a member here..

Another excellent video as always, Rik. In time, I plan on doing videos of my own, and would be thrilled if they came out as well as yours.
Thanks Aaron
Just checked the membership and there is indeed a MelbourneSparks .....

My version of the strimmer car would need to have two vertically mounted blades. Most of my problems come from side hanging foliage ..... :?

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Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:48 am

ge_rik wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:31 am
My version of the strimmer car would need to have two vertically mounted blades. Most of my problems come from side hanging foliage ..... :?
Funny you say that, I've been considering something like that myself. Doubt I'll ever get round to building one, though.. :roll:
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