Henley

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Re: Henley

Postby Lachute » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:43 am

Nice castle ! :D

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Re: Henley

Postby joshv8 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:30 am

Your railways growing well mate. Castle took me by surprise and its nice to see a good overview shot. Considering Ive been given so little time for the hobby the last year its great coming to see everyones furthering creation ( even if I am a little jealous!).
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Re: Henley

Postby Chops » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:57 am

Thanks, gentlemen. I had a lot of fun doing it. Astonished, after the fact, to see some excellent cardstock examples.
I was trying to aim for a roughly Norman look, and wanted something of a quintessentially British nature. I stocked it
with knights in armor, as I have the idea that the Victorian age was fond of Medieval re-enactment. Could be wrong about
that, but when I feel like switching from 1927 to 1967, the breadth of British history has a certain staying power, and
pre Covid, a lot of re-enactment societies from El Paso to Denver, used to show up routinely, awestruck as myself as to
this fascinating aspect of British tradition.

In El Paso, first explored by the Spanish in 1598, history is frequently bulldozed over at the drop of a feather. Never
seen a city so anxious to erase its past, as El Paso. Their remains one, fragments of one, mission church from the
early Spanish conquest, everything else pitched into the rubbish heap.

Bill Bryson has much to say about the preservation of UK history. Truly it must be a challenge, it seems that sticking a spade
into an empty lot is likely to reveal some wondrous artifact. The breadth and scope of British geology and pre-history and history
is like no other place on Earth. My apologies to the Sumerians.

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Re: Henley

Postby Mannick » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:57 pm

Just found (and read, of course !) this very interesting thread. I really like your work Chops. A (silly ?) question: I can't found any thread about the fabulous Armodilloville layout ? Maybe I missed somethink. :oops: Armodilloville Gravy Train

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Re: Henley

Postby Mannick » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:27 pm

Sorry for derailing this thread a bit, but here are my favorite photos from Armodilloville:

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Re: Henley

Postby Chops » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm

I had my first model train set, a Wrenn wind up, in 1967, which left me with a mad obsession for British OO ever since. When I was nine, living
Stateside, I received bits from a Grandmother in HO of largely North American stock. About half a century later I am with a foot in two canoes,
one British, one North American. Can't give up one for the other. Like having two girlfriends, both competing for my limited attentions.

Thank you for your kind reference, but I need to compile all the British stuff under Henley and all the North American stuff under Armodilloville. I simply got ahead of myself before I realized the pattern. As it is, this excellent Forum does not have a HO & International thread, so the Armodilloville stuff gets posted over on the other UK forum of a similar design, which does host an international thread.
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Re: Henley

Postby Chops » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:09 am

https://youtu.be/W4e8mob59OU

What to do and See in Henley.
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Re: Henley

Postby Mannick » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:05 pm

Chops wrote:As it is, this excellent Forum does not have a HO & International thread, so the Armodilloville stuff gets posted over on the other UK forum of a similar design, which does host an international thread.

I completely understand that. But I'm a big fan of your wonderful Armodilloville world.

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Re: Henley

Postby Chops » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:46 am

Thank you, it is a lot of phun, though I sometimes wish I was one or the other!
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Brave New World

Postby Chops » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:34 am

https://youtu.be/70MCvdrmkCk

Just had our four year turn about. The title is of no coincidence. Hope the Ministry of Love doesn't see this. Otherwise, the
Hornby Rocket is simply a splendid piece. I wish Hornby would do some other First Gen pieces; I'd be first in line with my
wallet out.
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Re: Henley

Postby Ironduke » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:36 am

Wonderful! They don't call it The Rocket for nothing :)
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Re: Henley

Postby Mountain » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:15 pm

I like that. Your best film yet I think.

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Re: Henley

Postby Chops » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:18 pm

Thanks Mountain, I rather like it myself. Except for the Coke bottle and the DD bus, I got it framed up pretty good. Tried and tried to get rid of the
bottle to no avail, and didn't feel like reshooting it! :(
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Re: Henley

Postby Chops » Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:21 am

Modern Railway Operations and Bugs That Can Interfere
Postby Chops » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:29 am

https://youtu.be/uo5QExcpc34

New Year's Resolution: post my British videos under one thread heading. I have about 300 videos, so far, and honestly, when I started, I didn't get the concept of what a "Thread" was, being quite ignorant of how to post a video or a photography, anywhere. So I was posting them one at a time under separate headings, and by the time it dawned on me what other people were doing, that is posting under a single thread heading, I was already in way deep so I kept on going. So, from here on in, I will try to stick every British model rail video and photos thereof, under the appropriate format. Thank you for being endlessly patient with me.

It was a long week of work, and it was a great pleasure to fire up some vintage Triang, which after a few laps, warmed up and ran fairly well. I had no idea of what the theme would be this week, and didn't have much of an idea until I had ran trains for about an hour- sometimes just sitting and relaxing, without an agenda. The point being, if anyone has any thematic suggestions, please advise. I am running out of ideas, and may be forced to start plagiarizing Thomas the Tank Engine, which might not be such a bad idea.

I had originally conceived of filming British model trains long before there was much availability of digital equipment. The video cam that I bought at a pawn shop, fairly cheaply, takes lousy video in comparison to the Smart Phone, with its tiny lens. Especially when doing close up. How this is so, I do not know. I don't care for smart phones, they are too large and too fragile for my taste, so I use one that was gifted to me as a cameral for model
trains and pretty much nothing else. It is a little tricky to position for videography, but a little use of tin cans and duct tape help to hold it in place.
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Re: Henley

Postby Raboliot » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:27 am

I watch all these videos at very high speed. Very funny ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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