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Post by ge_rik » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:56 am

Thanks chaps. I must admit that I really enjoyed making these two.
I don't tend to plan the filming of running sessions in advance, but try to focus on some of the more interesting bits of action which crop up. But, of course, what's interesting for me might be less so for others, so it's always a bit of a gamble.

The challenge is trying to make each running session slightly different - I started filming them eleven years ago (in the days when I was struggling with track powered locos)

From 2010 .......




From 2011......





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Post by ge_rik » Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:06 am

FWLR wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:02 am
Can I ask if it would be possible to have a still shot of the line running along the river please. It's at 6.40 or there about's when I can see the water running in opposite directions. I would love to know for future reference because I may incorporate it into our line.
Hi Rod
I think this is the image you wanted.
vlcsnap-2021-09-04-10h56m55s664.jpg

The water actually only flows in one direction (ie downhill) but at this point does a zig-zag. It's a bit more apparent in this view
vlcsnap-2021-09-04-11h01m13s840.jpg

Looking in the opposite direction (ie further up the stream), you can see how the first zig of the zag bends to pass under the bridge.
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Hope that helps

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Post by BertieB » Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:40 am

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:56 am
“…I started filming them eleven years ago (in the days when I was struggling with track powered locos”
Your railway (and video) was looking terrific more than ten years ago. Crikey! What hope is there for the rest of us…?!

Do you mind me asking: how long is the line — there are some impressively lengthy tracking and distant shots? Agreeably convincing audio too: did you have sound cards fitted back then — or did you wickedly ladle on sound in the edit (like what I do)?

Really good. Cheers.

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:47 pm

BertieB wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:40 am

Do you mind me asking: how long is the line — there are some impressively lengthy tracking and distant shots? Agreeably convincing audio too: did you have sound cards fitted back then — or did you wickedly ladle on sound in the edit (like what I do)?

Really good. Cheers.
Hi BertieB .....
It's ages since I've been asked that question - so long ago I can't remember the answer. Maybe the easiest way is to show you an early trackplan which includes the dimensions of the garden.
Plan.JPG

The plan hasn't changed that much - just a few extra sidings here and there.

No sound cards when I first set up the railway. In fact, none until I converted to battery power in 2012-13. So, the sounds in those early videos were dubbed on afterwards - mostly extracted from videos of the Welshpool & Llanfair, but also drawn from other sources. Great bit of fun trying to match clips to the video clips. Took ages (as I'm sure you know)!

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PS - The plan shows the zig-zag in the stream as well - to add to my response to Rod's question
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Post by FWLR » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:52 am

Hi Rik,

That does help me. Would it be possible to get an overhead shot please. I am sorry for being a nuisance :imsorry
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Post by ge_rik » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:10 pm

FWLR wrote:
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Hi Rik,

That does help me. Would it be possible to get an overhead shot please. I am sorry for being a nuisance :imsorry
Best I can do, I'm afraid. The shrubs (aka miniature trees) get in the way.
IMG_2140.JPG
Rik
PS - You might find my original blog post useful. Some of the photos on there were taken before the shrubs grew to their present size
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Post by FWLR » Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:46 pm

Thanks Rik,

That has help me no end... Thank you. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post by ge_rik » Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:06 pm

It doesn't happen very often so, Live Steam enthusiasts, make the most of it ....... :lol:



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Post by gregh » Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:05 pm

Enjoyable to watch the trains but it also shows the best aspect of GR - running a few trains with mates.

I like the shots of train in cuttings, specially with the road overbridge.
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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:11 pm

Thanks Rik for an inspiring visit, as always! It was really lovely to get two of the DVLR's locomotives out of hibernation and I was pleased with the performance. Even Rene seemed to enjoy himself.
I wish we'd have more time to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful garden at the PLR.
That's now 3/4 of the DVLR's steam fleet. I'll have to finally get No. 1 River Deben finished to a respectable standard to bring it back for next time.
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Post by ge_rik » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:43 am

Mr. Bond of the DVLR wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:11 pm
Thanks Rik for an inspiring visit, as always! It was really lovely to get two of the DVLR's locomotives out of hibernation and I was pleased with the performance. Even Rene seemed to enjoy himself.
I wish we'd have more time to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful garden at the PLR.
That's now 3/4 of the DVLR's steam fleet. I'll have to finally get No. 1 River Deben finished to a respectable standard to bring it back for next time.
Thanks Zach
You are always a welcome visitor so will pleased to see you and René (plus any other (person and/or locomotive)) at any time.

For the uninitiated, René is the DVLR's longstanding and versatile driver - though long'standing' is probably an exaggeration as he has a tendency to launch himself into the undergrowth at regular intervals.

A very enjoyable and informative session. I look forward to seeing you and/or Theo on the WWLR at some time in the not too distant future.

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Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Post by FWLR » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:09 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Rik. :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:

I have put the video in 'My Favourites' file on YouTube. I love those Regners, I really do wish I had one. But finances what they are..... :cry:
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Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:38 am

Your videos really are a treat, Rik. It's always nice to look back and see how far things have come; improvements made, lessons learned etc. Particularly love the fence posts outside the copper mine at 4:08 in this newest video. Zach, I noticed your momentum van wasn't behind River Butley, but it seemed to handle the line well?
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Post by Lonsdaler » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:14 pm

Another lovely video Rik, but that Regner is crying out for a driver!
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Post by ge_rik » Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:45 pm

Lonsdaler wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:14 pm
Another lovely video Rik, but that Regner is crying out for a driver!
I was so relieved I got it working, I forgot all about sundries such as a driver ...... :?

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