North Clipperby - Live Steam - New Video

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thebuisnessman
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Postby thebuisnessman » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:01 pm

Thanks Martin. I have been building kits consistently for the last two years this new year, having not had a layout for the last three until this April. I would reccomend it to anyone as it gives a good scope on how to approach subjects and improves a whole manner of modelling skills.

The gradient on the incline is too steep - something that I was not aware of when constructing. The Bachmann 08 with the four hoppers is really the limit when it comes to pulling stuff up it. It must be abouta 15-20 degree angle, far to steep prototypically. Anyway, it adds a bit more interest to the layout, although I cannot help but think it makes it look a bit to 'cluttered'. Too late now! :wink:

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Postby thebuisnessman » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:35 pm

Just a note to the readers of this thread and those who have subscribed to my youtube page.

I am making a new Youtube account with a more suitable name. Instead of 'OringusIV', it is now 'NorthClipperby'. Unfortunatly I will loose three videos as I do not have these on my system any more. So my old account will be defunct soon. Now I have a better camera that does sound, I feel the older videos are not as good. I have also been applying a uniform format to all videos and the older ones that aren't on my system do not have this.

Anyway, my new youtube account address is:
http://www.youtube.com/NorthClipperby

There is now a new video too, on preparing a Live Steam loco :idea:

Thanks,
Owen

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Postby Raider » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:50 pm

Looks like the video is already there

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Postby B@rney » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:52 pm

Very good video, Have often wondered what you had to do to make em work.

Do they make Smoke/steam from the chimney? as you can see it on the video.

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Postby thebuisnessman » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:13 pm

It depends. It will if my model room is cold - the steam will condense easier. By the time the loco has boiled, the small radiator in my room usually heats up the room enough so the steam doesn't condense as easily.

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Postby TerryB » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:40 pm

thebuisnessman wrote:
There is now a new video too, on preparing a Live Steam loco :idea:



Hi Owen ...........an excellent video..........it shows just whats involved,heres hoping it persuades a few more forumers to go "Live Steam"
The DD Eisenhower looks a nice loco,it seems more detailed than my Mallard.
If you dont mind me pointing out to peeps though,the chimney is loose on the A4 [ I'm amazed I have'nt lost mine before now] ..................it sorta clips into the A3 better.
Best regards
Terry
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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Postby thebuisnessman » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:03 pm

I noticed this too, it is secure enough not to fly off during running, but could be a little tighter. Glad you like the video, I was hoping it may convert a couple more to the 'faith' too! :wink:

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Postby waz » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:09 am

Hi Owen !!!!

Just watched the video. What a great job you made of it. The quality is perfect. It's one of the best I've seen. You said you have a new camera. What make is it and is it a dedicated video camera also what format is it?
Steamers still look to be great fun and I still have the bug for one. Maybe one day when I finaly re-design the layout.
If it's not too late, A Happy New Year to you and yours.

My Very Best Regards as always.

BILL.

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:18 am

Hello Owen!

Your layout is coming on very well. I do like the 009 yard! :D

Excellent photos and video! This is one of the best layouts i've seen on here!

Keep up the good work! :wink:
"You only get one chance in life, so make the most of it!"

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Postby thebuisnessman » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:31 pm

Hi Bill, a Happy new year to you to!

The camera is a Fujifilm A920 - they were on offer so we got one for half price. The film files are .avi, but they can do sound and the frame rate is slightly better. The maximum resolution for films is 320x280, so its still not great, but ideal for Youtube videos. Thank you for the kind comments too Alex 8)

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Postby waz » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:11 am

Hi Again Owen !!

Thanks for the information about your camera.
I Have a Fuji 6500fd as well as my little Cannon which I use for my animating.
I must get to grips with the fuji. Perhaps if I read the instructions more closely I may do a bit better.

My Very Best Regards

BILL.

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Postby thebuisnessman » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:31 pm

The computer has been broken as of late, but I've done a little bit of modelling on this layout, but most attention has gone to my LNER layout.

A bit of planning on the Yard Front:
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And I've built (finished off) 5 old Airfix 16T Minerals that have been on the workbench for 6 months:
Pre Weathering:
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Weathering with Coal added :? : (Not quite sure yet)
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Postby PTmodeller » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:51 pm

I like the wagons. The coal, you are perhaps right about though.

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Postby thebuisnessman » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:56 pm

A bit of experimental photography of North Clipperby:

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Owen


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