Starlingford - The End of the Line

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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Black-Marlin » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:59 pm

Thank you both, gentlemen :D

Martin, it's been great to see you back on the forum again. I wonder, did you recognise your handiwork in the video? That was 'your' maroon Jinty on the branchline milk/passenger train!

Michael, believe me, there have been times I have emerged from the attic stinking of smoke oil and grinning hugely, and the suspicion with which my mother has treated me on those occasions has been quite something to behold...!
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Re: Starlingtube

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:24 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:A bit of an update change, this time: an all-new Starlingford youtube video! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdm7N8dU2QY

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Okay, now to analyse your video, i will leave the music out cause it was not my type of thing but seemed to work for the purpose you gave it.
First off I'd like to say it was nice to see such a rich deversity of stock running on your layout, a good selection of things to see.
second, now for the major gripe i had with your video, this is the only thing that spoiled it all, your 43xx and 28xx on freight trains, how fast were they going? yes it looked stupid, the 28xx should be moving much slower and the 43xx a bit slower, good models look even better when running at a scale speed. With passenger trains with big express locos it doesn't matter so much, and i must say i really like your rebuilt light pacific.
Now to end on a positive, some of the camera angles you used were great and the lighting effects (especcially with the smoke) worked very well. a good effort, just make your freights a bit slower in future, unless they are fully fitted with a fast goods loco (such as a V2) at the head. :D
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:47 pm

Fair enough, Dan! Yeah, I have no excuse for the 43xx other than absentmindedness, but the 28xx was deliberate - to get the best smoke effects, the generator needs as much current as possible, which also goes to the motor, hence the hell-for-leather speed. I can't have one without the other, sadly. But yes, I'm not ignorant of the problem, I just don't know how to solve it.

Oh, and the camera angles, some of them, were done with you in mind - didn't you request some looking up at the bridge? :wink:

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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:22 pm

...And, with Dan still in mind, here are three more pics, this time of his own private obsession... :roll:

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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:39 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:Fair enough, Dan! Yeah, I have no excuse for the 43xx other than absentmindedness, but the 28xx was deliberate - to get the best smoke effects, the generator needs as much current as possible, which also goes to the motor, hence the hell-for-leather speed. I can't have one without the other, sadly. But yes, I'm not ignorant of the problem, I just don't know how to solve it.

Oh, and the camera angles, some of them, were done with you in mind - didn't you request some looking up at the bridge? :wink:

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G


okay, 2 ways this problem can be solved, either put a resistor on the motor circuit so the engine is restricted to lower speeds but the smoke unit still gets full voltage or if you have a fast frame rate mode on your camera use it and slow the film down when editing, this will allow maximum smoke without loosing film quality.
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:41 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:...And, with Dan still in mind, here are three more pics, this time of his own private obsession... :roll:

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haha, tbh i'm not much of an 8750 fan, i think the cab doesn't quite look right, but the chassis that model runs on can't be faulted. :D
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:46 pm

Pedanticmongrel wrote:tbh i'm not much of an 8750 fan



AAAARGH!

DAMMIT, I'M DOING MY BEST!

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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:49 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:
Pedanticmongrel wrote:tbh i'm not much of an 8750 fan



AAAARGH!

DAMMIT, I'M DOING MY BEST!


:D haha, calm down, it's your layout, run what you want, no need to try and please others.
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby ste234 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:04 pm

I love that first picture there Black-Marlin, shame its GWR though! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:23 pm

I know, I know... GWR stands for Gresley Was Right, doesn't it?

Fortunately, I have some pictures of a more soothing shade of green...

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...And, to pacify those of a more olive-green disposition:
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:25 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:I know, I know... GWR stands for Gresley Was Right, doesn't it?

...And, to pacify those of a more olive-green disposition:
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don't get me started on Gresley, he was useless at express locomotives until he borrowed a GWRCastle for running trials, remember that!

oh and nice T9 btw, put some route discs on it! (you eat ice cream right? whole punch the lid of an empty tub to get free discs!)
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby bbc100p » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:22 am

Black-Marlin wrote:GWR stands for Gresley Was Right, doesn't it?

No, it's stand's for Great Western Railway!
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby PeterH » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:34 am

Pedanticmongrel wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:I know, I know... GWR stands for Gresley Was Right, doesn't it?

don't get me started on Gresley, he was useless at express locomotives until he borrowed a GWRCastle for running trials, remember that!



May I remind the honourable gentleman that two of Gresley's locomotives hold seperate world records. Mallard as the fastest and Flying Scotsman with the worlds longest non-stop-run. Also, during the locomotive trials, the GWR locomotives suffered from poor steaming due to bad coal, whereas the LNER locomotives were running on it for years!

Very enjoyable photos. I like your V3!
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:00 am

PeterH wrote:May I remind the honourable gentleman that two of Gresley's locomotives hold seperate world records. Mallard as the fastest and Flying Scotsman with the worlds longest non-stop-run. Also, during the locomotive trials, the GWR locomotives suffered from poor steaming due to bad coal, whereas the LNER locomotives were running on it for years!

Very enjoyable photos. I like your V3!


Feeling brave are we Peter? so you thought you'd try and dig at the GWR and Wales, 2 things quite close to my heart. Don't get me started cause i know you'll end up making a comment to try and change the subject! :D
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Re: Starlingford - New Youtube-ery, Pg 36!

Postby Black-Marlin » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:04 pm

bbc100p wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:GWR stands for Gresley Was Right, doesn't it?

No, it's stand's for Great Western Railway!


Thanks for clearing that up, my little apostrophe addict...! Other possible acronym interpretations include:

Gallivanting Windy Rhinos
Good Wee Reprobates
Giant Windmill Ratatouille
Grindylows Were Revolutionary
Gone With Recidivists
Gavin Well Received

And my personal favourite...

Godawful Welsh Rubbish
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