OllyG: Great Northern Railway

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Postby live-frog » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:48 pm

Sheesh !! - how did it get through that tunnel ???? :shock: :shock:
ollyg16 wrote:I was suprised at how tatty the layout looks from this angle, how much junk I have and how crooked the tracks are! :roll:

No problem there Olly, I notice half a dozen things that need fixing on every shot I take at track level !!
ollyg16 wrote: I would also prefer the train to run slower, but the camera only gives me about 60 seconds before the memory is full, so this is just a "teaser". Good fun though!

Make a few videos and join them together with 'Windows Movie Maker'

Good luck !
Ron

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Postby peak » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:25 pm

Excellent ground level video. Looks fantastic!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Postby Spavo » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:06 am

Great video, how did you do it?

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Postby Ijdagger » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:54 am

quality video, like the shots.

I would also say use windows movie maker, as its free.

My camera only takes 60 seconds worth of video and 30 deconds of that is wasted most of the time, waiting for trains, switching points with the hand of god etc

I wish i hadnt fried my spycam now?!!!!

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:55 am

Engine eye two is a cracking little production

Lofty

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Postby FishBowlMan » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:53 pm

Like the videos - and the layout too - especially the cutting and "box girder" bridge in front of the tunnel.

What are the green carriages that the little tank engine is pulling in the 2nd video?

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Postby ollyg16 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:17 pm

Thanks for all your kind comments, but I still feel that our effort is way behind the standard of others here.


Great video, how did you do it?

Gav.


Small camera, elastic band, flat wagon, engine weight. Trial and error. Motion sickness tablets.


I would also say use windows movie maker, as its free.


Will give it a go. As I said, it seems to make me feel giddy if I watch them for too long from that angle. I will tidy up the layout first and try and make a good job.


What are the green carriages that the little tank engine is pulling in the 2nd video?


Lima HO: they were my first ever train set. My pride and joy. They came with that little green tank and a single loop. I would live to know how many miles they have done. They are 30 years old. Goes like a whippet. They NEVER seem to de-rail either, which is nice.

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Postby ollyg16 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:38 pm

Managed to convince my mother to paint one side of the back-scene today. It makes a huge difference and sets the mountains off well.

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Postby mmurnin900 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:46 pm

It does, good job olly's mum!
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Postby British Rail » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:23 pm

Looking great Olly's mum :)

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Postby Spavo » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:43 pm

Mum has done wonders, wish she had done mine, which are pooh!

Cheers and good luck,

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Postby ollyg16 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:36 pm

OK: so I have not been very consistent in contributing to this forum. Sorry about that!

However, with a nice new job in the bag, I have more time to potter with the layout.

I notice that the kids have done some "freelance" modelling without my knowlege, which is great!

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Comments welcome. We have thick skins.............................

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Postby mumbles » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:51 pm

looking really good
any chance of an overview shot as it seems you have laid alot more track and sidings since last pics, it would be nice to see the plan now
michael

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Postby Class 60 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:09 pm

mumbles wrote:looking really good
any chance of an overview shot as it seems you have laid alot more track and sidings since last pics, it would be nice to see the plan now
michael


Ditto !!

The layout has changed a lot since i last seen it !

Adam

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Postby m.levin » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:02 pm

Just caught up with this tread, lost for words yet again on another fantastic layout.


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