North Clipperby - Live Steam - New Video

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westbrom
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Postby westbrom » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:59 am

Great stuff Owen, nice progress. Like the weathering on the J94.


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Postby Stuart Reid » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:17 pm

Just a suggestion, having done a similar job on my Caley 0-4-0, try a spot of matt varnish on the top - gives it a nice flat sooty texture to contrast with the oily look around the wheels and motion

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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:04 pm

Thanks Chaps! :D

Most things have gone together smoothly although there are still a few things that need sorting out. One of the DC Curves causes certain loco's to have a bumpy ride. I need to sort this out somehow.

Anyway, here's a vid of some of my stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyqHIdFsDrw

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Postby Class 60 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:30 pm

Great vid there Owen - although i did feel a little dizzy around the 3 minute mark when you was following the superb Live Steam A4 :lol:

Keep it up mate

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Postby mumbles » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:42 pm

good stuff
i see the youtube clowns have descended already :( poor them, they hate everything, weridos!
michael

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TerryB
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Postby TerryB » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:46 pm

Hi Owen ........good to see the Live Steamer in action :wink:
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:54 pm

Lol!

I find people like that amusing, it's like they scour the web finding things to flog off! :lol: What a.... **** :wink:

Thanks for setting him straight 8) :twisted:

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Postby Infrontcat » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:41 pm

Super video mi' old china. The sheer jubilation at being able to run trains at last was tangeable mate ;)

Really enjoyed it. Nothin like the first time it runs and you realise, "F*** me, it works!" :D

Cheers fella

Tim
"Kashi-mashi, kashi-mashi..."

Moorcroft (St Anthonys)

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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:55 pm

Thanks Tim,

Infrontcat wrote:Really enjoyed it. Nothin like the first time it runs and you realise, "F*** me, it works!" :D


I obviously haven't told you everything! Although the preliminary DC tests were successful last night, when running with Live Steam I found that the last bend I had finished resulted in Coaches banging each other round the bends. So after around three different arrangments and a broken buffer on my 4MT :cry: due to an over enthusuastic test run, things look better now! :D

However, there is still one more snag, see the Track and Layout design section in a little bit because I've got a weenie problem! :oops:

It's bl**** marvelous to have the tail chaser up and running though, I couldn't tell you chaps that enough!

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Postby peak » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:22 pm

I enjoyed the video very much.
Does the steamer sound like a steamer?
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:24 pm

It can sound a bit mechanical at times, when the valves are opening etc. It can whistle though, and once going it does make a pleasant chugging sound. :)

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Postby waz » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:17 am

Hi Owen !!!

At last we see the live steam at work. Looks great but then we only see the pictures and that, I'm sure, is only a quarter of the experience. Great stuff and well done.

Thanks for shairing.

My Very Best regards

BILL.

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zabdiel
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Postby zabdiel » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:09 am

Nice looking layout - I like the bit with the narrow gauge and standard gauge side by side :)

John

westbrom
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Postby westbrom » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:17 am

Smashing vid Owen.


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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:46 pm

Thanks Chaps!

You really have to see Live Steam in the flesh, the smell is lovely and when it chuffs, it sounds good. It is also a very powerful machine, not limited by the gearing on the motor. With an 8/9 Coach Rake, it still goes faster than any of my Loco and Tender Drive engines do without pulling a thing - impressive stuff I can tell you! 8)

I'm afraid proper pictorial updates have been scarce recently - I've been playing too much. I'll try and get some pictures up this evening. I had my Americal HO Tyco Santa Fe Train out last night - 70's American Train with lights in the carriages and silouettes in the windows! I've got a few vids of that I'll get out.

I've also figured out a way to possibly get sound onto the video :idea:


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