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Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:18 pm

I Googled to establish the solution to this and came up with this.....

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... egUIARC1AQ
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Post by philipy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:37 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:18 pm
I Googled to establish the solution to this and came up with this.....

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... egUIARC1AQ
That is indeed the Bridgewater Canal, Lancashire, however, this
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-th ... nton-canal

is the Bridgwater ( & Taunton) Canal, Somerset.

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Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:54 pm

Thanks Philip, I was simply trying to identify Rod's question (previous page) about a 'red coloured canal due to ironstone deposits, possibly in the Birmingham area'. Neither are in Birmingham, but at least mine is red!
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:44 am

What a difference an E makes...🤔
I'm sure there's some youth related reference in there somewhere.....

Glad we got the issue resolved.

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Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:15 am

You are quite correct Peter.

The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. Wikipedia.


Sorry Rik, Just read on the rest of the thread..... :oops:
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Post by Jimmyb » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:59 pm

Rik, I do seem to speed read at times and miss the odd point often embedded in posts, so you may have already supplied the answer, in which case I apologise. My question is to do with the camera equipment you use, for you stills, off train video and on train video.
I have a Nikkon for a lot of my still, though I do use my phone's camera for ease of uploading and for any video, and I find the clarity of photo's very good (just lousy photo taking), but it is not always convenient, especially for mounting on a train, hence the question.

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Post by ge_rik » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:59 pm

Hi Jim
I have a dedicated Panasonic (HC-V700) video camera for most of my video work. I bought it a few years ago primarily because I wanted a camera with a mike socket as I was planning to take videos of narrow gauge railways I was visiting and needed to be able to use a mike with a furry cover (aka deadkitten) to eliminate wind noise. In fact, I used it when shooting the last video as the wind picked up in the afternoon and I was getting wind noise. The Panasonic was the cheapest I could find with a mike socket.

For onboard video I have an action camera similar to a GoPro, though mine cost £20 rather than £120. It's an AEE 5918. 1It does the same job as a GoPro and uses the same mounts. However, when I put it on a train I usually fix it down with a blob of Blutak.

For stills, I have a couple of compact digital cameras. One is a Nikon (Coolpix P1) and the other is a Canon (Power shot A560). Again, these were cheap as I bought them secondhand for around £20-30 each. They are not top of the range but they do the job. I do have a fancy bridge camera (a Fuji Finepix S9800) which I sometimes use, but to be honest, the compacts do just as good a job for what I need and the bridge camera, which is a bit unwieldy, seldom comes out.

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Post by ge_rik » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:06 pm

Looks like the action camera has gone up by a fiver since I bought mine
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/2282081651?iid=122014397061

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Post by Jimmyb » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:53 pm

Rik, many thanks, great advice and direction, I will follow this up and let you know what happens.

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:30 pm

One of my latest videos (there are two more). I decided to install a test track in the workshop. Initially, it was just going to be a length of track above the workbench, but you know how these things escalate! :?

It now encircles the interior of the workshop, with a couple of sidings to hold stock waiting to be repaired, serviced or finished-off. At first I was going to use brass track but then thought this would be a waste and then remembered the Playmobil train set which I'd bought when my nephew came to stay (ten years ago). I knew the Playmobil railcar would run happily on my 45mm track, so ...... would my rolling stock run on the plastic Playmobil track? Surprisingly they did, though the check rails on the points needed an extra shim of aluminium to guide some of the wheels through.

It turned-out I had enough straights for 3/4 of the circuit, so I bought a few more on eBay to finish it off. They arrived this morning, so by this afternoon I was in business!

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Of course, when the weather is too wet or cold outside, I could always run a train or two inside....!

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:37 pm

I've blogged the build in case anyone might be interested
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... kshop.html

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:12 pm

I was just thinking this afternoon how I would go about building a SM32 test track in my workshop!

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Post by FWLR » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:11 am

Great video Rik. :thumbright:
Thats some workshop now you can have train running when your in the process of doing another one of you superb builds.
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Post by Jimmyb » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16 am

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:37 pm
I've blogged the build in case anyone might be interested
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... kshop.html

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Nice idea, as my shed is the spare bedroom, not sure if I will be allowed!!

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Post by GAP » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:43 pm

Jimmyb wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16 am
ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:37 pm
I've blogged the build in case anyone might be interested
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... kshop.html

Rik
Nice idea, as my shed is the spare bedroom, not sure if I will be allowed!!
Jimmy,
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