O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable

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jimread
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O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable

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Hello all,

Recently I converted my O Gauge micro layout to a rural terminus, based on running practises on the Bishops Castle Railway and on Canterbury Road Station on the East Kent Railway.

Here's a little video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TtpHJpefRQ
The loco is made from card including the chassis
Ditto the wagons, track is card sleepers and copper clad strips for the points

I have done PDF's on making a loco and wagons from card and making the controller tat powers the loco in the vid
If you would like the PDF's please send me a nice message with your email adress.

Cheers

I'm looking on the phpBB forum to find the code to embed the video, not much luck yet :-)
Does anyone know how to do this, I would be grateful for any information
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Simplicity, but wonderful to view. It is like you are trainspotting in a yard.
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Hello GWR_fan,

Thanks for that nice of you, makes it all worthwhile.

Cheers
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jimread wrote:I'm looking on the phpBB forum to find the code to embed the video, not much luck yet :-)
Does anyone know how to do this, I would be grateful for any information
You've already done the first step thats posting the URL of the video. I don't know if You Tube supplies one but what you need now is a thumbnail from the video inserted into the URL in the same way that you can insert your own text. I found an article on doing it here. I haven't had chance to play around with it yet.
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jimread wrote:I'm looking on the phpBB forum to find the code to embed the video, not much luck yet :-)
Does anyone know how to do this, I would be grateful for any information
Bufferstop wrote:I found an article on doing it here. I haven't had chance to play around with it yet.
From the link provided by Bufferstop

The format for the url is img.youtube.com/vi/ <youtube video id> / <default/0/1/2/3> .jpg
(I've removed the https:// from the example to stop it being parsed as a link)

You can also use i3.ytimg.com instead of img.youtube.com

For the video above you get:

https://img.youtube.com/vi/-TtpHJpefRQ/default.jpg
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https://img.youtube.com/vi/-TtpHJpefRQ/0.jpg
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https://img.youtube.com/vi/-TtpHJpefRQ/1.jpg
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https://img.youtube.com/vi/-TtpHJpefRQ/2.jpg
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https://img.youtube.com/vi/-TtpHJpefRQ/3.jpg
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Wonderful switching layout. Thanks for the video.
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The loco and stock being made from cardboard is interesting. It certainly keeps costs down.
I like the idea of making a layout where everything on there has been made yourself. It is a concept that I'm slowly building up.... Though I'm using 7mm narrow gauge instead.
Glad to watch your layout on the links you gave. Thanks. :)
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Well done jim your layout is great and as a fellow card modeller, worth looking at your download of building and methods of construction. Have you made anymore steam tank locos?
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Hello DR,

Thanks for the message good of you glad you find the PDF's useful.
I have made a Y8 loco and am going to make a small diesel loco for my new layout.
The one above has been sold and I have another one, Moxley for sale at the moment.

Cheers - Jim
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What a charming little layout. I'm amazed you've built a chassis in card. The loco runs superbly well too with good shunting speeds. I've ever seen one other card 0 gauge loco, it was a great northern 0-8-2 tank. It was stunning with its ornate paintwork.
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A shame it's been 2.1/2 years since Jim last visited us.
I'm always in awe to what some modellers can do with card, certainly
well beyond my skill levels.

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