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10 hours ago, 31A said:

 

 

The narrative says "all within ten minutes".

 

Sorry - I rarely put my earphones on when watching those Youtube clips.

 

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John Isherwood.

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18 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

Sorry - I rarely put my earphones on when watching those Youtube clips.

 

Regards,

John Isherwood.

 

I'm the same - I usually have my computer on silent!  I had watched the film on DVD on my television, before finding it on Youtube.  However on this occasion it's worth listening as the narrative describes all the tasks that are undertaken during the train's station stop.

 

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On 26/01/2020 at 09:44, 31A said:

 

Parcels.

Probably Steve. Refreshments. Pathing. Comfort break. 

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15 hours ago, great northern said:

Time for the return of the empties from Little Barford, with our borrowed 04/8, running tender first now. We have two angles as it moves along the Down slow.931691954_337851.JPG.e127cc4e43e2c58c88c65972489b42c2.JPG671277910_437852.JPG.eb7474d3b306bb6d2e7ef91e2c77a186.JPG

 

Very poor light conditions, so black and white seems the best option.

Great pictures there G. Really like them.

P

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Culture shock! First golf with a new group who tee off just when I'm usually thinking about getting out of bed. Here is gleaming 60054 with the Up Ripon, while I continue trying to wake myself up.

 

 

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Oh yes, and before that 62530 was arriving at the old engine shed area, passing 61630 as it went.

 

 

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Don't know what happened this morning, which is when I thought I had posted the images above. Perhaps it was a bit too early in the day for me to function properly. Having played a full round of golf for the first time in three months, I am now somewhat fatigued, and shall shortly retire.

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You did - you made an identical posting 14 hours previously.   Looks like the post was still on your screen (or in your cache) even though you hit the 'submit' button.  Not to worry.  Nice shots as always, but the black&white ones are truly excellent. 

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9 hours ago, FoxUnpopuli said:

You did - you made an identical posting 14 hours previously.   Looks like the post was still on your screen (or in your cache) even though you hit the 'submit' button.  Not to worry.  Nice shots as always, but the black&white ones are truly excellent. 

Ah well, I was very tired, and forgot that I should never believe what a computer told me. Nor could I be ar*ed to go back to the previous page and check.

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On 27/01/2020 at 08:06, phil.c said:

Phosphor bronze or painted steel rail?

When I bought SMP many years ago there was a choice of either Phosphor Bronze or nickel silver.

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I am slightly concerned at the pair of Southern parcels vans looking a little lost across turnouts. At least the signalman can keep an eye on them, I suppose. 

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5 minutes ago, Oldddudders said:

I am slightly concerned at the pair of Southern parcels vans looking a little lost across turnouts. At least the signalman can keep an eye on them, I suppose. 

The shunting move will be completed very shortly Ian.:rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, phil.c said:

When I bought SMP many years ago there was a choice of either Phosphor Bronze or nickel silver.

Ten years since Norman did the track Phil, and by sheer coincidence I've recently deleted all the correspondence we had at the time. My memory says nickel silver, but it isn't totally reliable these days.

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It's difficult to tell in the pictures as it could have been Phosphor bronze which doesn't need painting and gets darker by age, the rails in Pen-Y-Bryn are all unpainted, parts of the ballast however is.

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Something about the rather nice lighting on those last two shots, Gilbert - perhaps it's the presence of shadows? - but for my eyes anyway, it makes the scene lift substantially compared to days with more subdued/diffused light.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

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10 hours ago, jukebox said:

Something about the rather nice lighting on those last two shots, Gilbert - perhaps it's the presence of shadows? - but for my eyes anyway, it makes the scene lift substantially compared to days with more subdued/diffused light.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

I couldn't agree more Scott. On a sunny day I get far more to work with. The problem is that there aren't many of those this time of year. I'll always look for atmosphere, rather than record shots, or getting things technically correct, so the extra light is a big boost when I get it.

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On 28/01/2020 at 15:27, great northern said:

Those of you who also frequent Wright Writes will be aware that I am gradually posting rather a lot of photos of LB which I took last week. Tony has kindly said I can put some on here as well, so here goes. This must have been taken around 1956, which is when New England briefly provided the power for the Down Scotsman.  The Wolf has the job on this day.

 

 

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A similar shot has appeared on WW, and on that one I managed to get a pole sticking out of the loco's chimney. We moved the train on a little and avoided that problem, but succeeded in getting a tree growing there instead.

You don't need my permission to post pictures of yours on your thread, Gilbert.

 

I thought it was 1958 when New England had the Down 'Scotsman. I'll have to look it up again.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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1 hour ago, Tony Wright said:

You don't need my permission to post pictures of yours on your thread, Gilbert.

 

I thought it was 1958 when New England had the Down 'Scotsman. I'll have to look it up again.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

1956 according to Eric Neve in East Coast from Kings Cross, Tony.

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2 hours ago, great northern said:

1956 according to Eric Neve in East Coast from Kings Cross, Tony.

Thanks Gilbert,

 

There's a picture on page 26 of David Percival's King's Cross Lineside 1958-1984 showing 60502 on the Down 'Scotsman at Hitchin, in 1959. Normally, it would have been a 52A job.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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1 hour ago, phil.c said:

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That's a very interesting picture, and really remarkable, but I'm puzzled as to its purpose....

 

It's clearly on Gilbert's Peterborough North, but the Photoshopped-in background isn't appropriate. There is no rising land to the south on the real thing, the Cathedral should be dominant, and there appear to be 'mysterious' extra signals - one above the B17, and another between the water column and the Austerity. 

 

As I've mentioned before, I'm not really a fan of false backgrounds, false weathering and false smoke, no matter how clever one has to be to be able to do it (far too clever for me). I much prefer pictures which tell me it's a model railway, warts and all.

 

The above said, what you put on Gilbert's thread is entirely up to you, and, as I say, it is interesting. It's just that Gilbert and I have been comparing photographic methods on Little Bytham, and I'm sure there is no 'right way'.

 

With the notion of showing model railways as they are, I've had a further go at replicating another of Gilbert's images which appeared on Wright Writes.......

 

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Simple physics (the different sizes of the cameras) mean it's impossible to replicate exactly the same viewpoint, but it's near enough. Nikon Df, 35mm lens, F.29, 3 secs, 100 ASA, pulses of fill-in flash and a slight crop. 

 

I also tried a slightly tighter perspective......

 

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Nikon Df, 60mm Micro lens, F32, 4secs, 100 ASA, pulses of fill-in flash and a tighter crop. 

 

I know I've manipulated the backgrounds on both these shots (cloned from my backscene colours), but the modelling is as it is - warts and all.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Tony Wright
to clarify a point
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