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Post by Andrew » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 pm

Excellent stuff, well done, that'll be really handy. I wonder if you'll resist the urge to add scenery???

And go on Tom, go for it!

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:34 pm

Andrew wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Excellent stuff, well done, that'll be really handy. I wonder if you'll resist the urge to add scenery???
I did wonder about a backscene ......


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Post by andymctractor » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:01 pm

Your videos are always worth a good look. I'm very jealous of your locos and their control system.
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Post by GAP » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:33 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Andrew wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Excellent stuff, well done, that'll be really handy. I wonder if you'll resist the urge to add scenery???
I did wonder about a backscene ......


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Some inspiration for backdrops can be found here.
https://ringbalin.blogspot.com/p/construction-logs.html
They are painted with white acrylic paint tinted with student artists acrylics found in a $2/Pound shop.
I have a cunning plan (sorry Baldrick) to put some on my G layout to ide the fence palings.

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:02 am

Thanks Graeme
Much food for thought here. I was considering creating a photographic backscene with shots taken around Peckforton. I'll give that a try first, but if it doesn't work or I need to fill some gaps then I'll try tapping into my artistic side 🤔😏

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Post by GAP » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:31 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:02 am
Thanks Graeme
Much food for thought here. I was considering creating a photographic backscene with shots taken around Peckforton. I'll give that a try first, but if it doesn't work or I need to fill some gaps then I'll try tapping into my artistic side 🤔😏

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Have a look at this it is a UK based site with a fair few Australians on it, while it is primarily OO/HO any scale is welcome;
https://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index.ph ... cene.2798/

The "Gormo" person mentioned is a modeller in Sydney who does workshop videos of making stuff with whatever is at hand some good ideas there and some things can easily be scaled up to G.

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Post by ge_rik » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:47 pm

My latest .....



Hope you like it

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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:23 pm

I love it Rik, beautiful scenic filming and great editing. The landscape is at its best and the trains are there for a purpose, what could be better than that?
Your voice-over is calming and informative and, despite my reservations over loco sounds, they work well with the action. The horns and whistles seem a little 'enthusiastic'.
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Post by gregh » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:55 pm

GREAT.
We really enjoyed watching the trains wending their ways through your line. Some of your scenes almost looked like rain forest! (But I guess not in Cheshire)

Must be a nice time of the year for your garden. Love the scenes that just give glimpses of your beautiful buildings. Peckforton station fence needs some repair, but that just adds to the realism.
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Post by FWLR » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:11 am

Love it Rik. Fantastic voice over, far better than music and a lot more informative, it tells a story on the days running. It seems to be different every time....

Thank you Rik, :thumbright: I could watch your videos for hours, but Anne won't let me... :lol: :lol:
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Post by BertieB » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:39 pm

Very nice. And an agreeably relaxed voiceover too. The ‘deliberate mistake’ will have to be pointed out to me though.

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Post by ge_rik » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:06 pm

BertieB wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:39 pm
The ‘deliberate mistake’ will have to be pointed out to me though.
All my locos face Down the line, so an Up train should be hauled by the loco in reverse. I thought the shot would look better if the loco on the Up ore faced the camera, so I reversed it for this and a couple of other shots. It grates on me, but evidently no one has spotted it yet ....... 😏

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Post by FWLR » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:37 am

Sorry Rik I didn't because I don't know if a train is going Up or Down a line. Not being that well up on how trains run on railways lines.... :roll: :roll:

Still a fantastic video and like I say, I could watch them for hours, Anne permitting.... :lol:
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Post by BertieB » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:07 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:06 pm
“All my locos face Down the line, so an Up train should be hauled by the loco in reverse...”
Gosh. I’m afraid that would never have occurred to me. Thanks.

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Post by Jimmyb » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:17 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:06 pm
BertieB wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:39 pm
The ‘deliberate mistake’ will have to be pointed out to me though.
All my locos face Down the line, so an Up train should be hauled by the loco in reverse. I thought the shot would look better if the loco on the Up ore faced the camera, so I reversed it for this and a couple of other shots. It grates on me, but evidently no one has spotted it yet ....... 😏

Rik
So Rik, how does this work if you have a loco turntable, or is this just a specialism of your railway.

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