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CR Grampian corridor stock , part 8, in service


Dave John

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It has taken me longer to build these than it took St Rollox. So, a few pictures and a bit of video of the rake in service.

 

 

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A bit of video, they move quite well. 

 

 

 

All things considered I have found this to be an interesting build. There have been challenges which meant that I had to develop techniques to overcome what I know to be my modelling weaknesses.  I use the phrase “messing about on the bench” quite a lot but that is the part of modelmaking that I really enjoy.

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A couple of darker pictures to show the lighting. I think I got it about right, these would be nowhere near as bright as modern stock. They look ok to the eye, but I found it difficult to photograph. Gives an idea anyway.

 

 

 

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And another just or fun.

 

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What a sight. Our spectacles may be rose-tinted, but we don't get much closer to time travel than this. In the last photo of your subsequent post, the simultaneous appearance of elegant Grampian stock and a short dumb-buffered wagon is a nice illustration of stock diversity!

 

I also enjoyed the view of the short train of 4-wheelers appearing in the video. It seems to me that the layout lends itself very well to filming. Might it need a bit more lighting towards the front though?

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Thanks Mikkel.

 

You are right about the lighting, it is mainly overhead and could do with being more to the front. Works for viewing but as I am learning video needs a lot more light. I still struggle with the camera, it seems to want to adjust itself even if I'm on manual mode and it seems to be interested in other areas than I want to focus on. 

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That’s a truly splendid rake of coaches, well worth all the time and effort!

 

BW

 

Dave

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17 hours ago, Dave John said:

Thanks Mikkel.

 

You are right about the lighting, it is mainly overhead and could do with being more to the front. Works for viewing but as I am learning video needs a lot more light. I still struggle with the camera, it seems to want to adjust itself even if I'm on manual mode and it seems to be interested in other areas than I want to focus on. 

 

Yes, that's my experience too. Stills photography and videos have turned out to be very different things.

 

No doubt at some point we'll have eye-control, i.e. the camera films what you're looking at. That should make things easier in some respects. Just don't use it in a bar :)

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