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Author Topic: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated  (Read 15209 times)

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #180 on: December 20, 2017, 09:37:54 am »
iPhones, iPods and iPads (other brands are available) have become my favourite for layout videos, easy to use, prop up, etc, etc.

In fact, the best way to go for a camera car in larger scales IMHO is one of those well-wagon kits you can get that takes an iPod/iPhone and a mirror http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/6841

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #181 on: December 20, 2017, 09:40:00 pm »
Mate, that looks ok to me. You had the phone anchored, I presume? Doesn't have the camera shake which I inevitably get.

But there again, I spill a lot of beer too  ;)

Seriously, great video.

I think I accidentally derailed one of those tankers! :-[

George

No, didn't have the camera anchored and yes, there is certainly wobble in the picture. A glass of red before filming certainly helps, but holding the camera in one hand during videoing and simultaneously having a drink from a glass in the other doesn't work so well.

You must have derailed the tank car when I wasn't looking, but I do remember the coach uncoupling problem that has only ever occurred when you were there.

Steve

I already have a camera tripod and I suppose it wouldn't be too difficult to make up a frame for an iPhone that attaches to the tripod. The camera fits on the tripod using a screw mount so the problem would boil down to procuring a female screw fitting with the correct thread.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #182 on: December 20, 2017, 09:52:01 pm »
I'm sure there will be something somewhere on the internet on how to make one. They might even be available commercially.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Deadwood layout - abridged and illustrated
« Reply #183 on: December 20, 2017, 11:53:33 pm »
George

You can buy one of these things for about $5 as I just found out:

https://www.ebay.com.au/i/253076575968?chn=ps

Not worth the trouble of making one up yourself. Have just ordered one.
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #184 on: December 21, 2017, 12:25:56 am »
Too easy! I think I'll get one too at that price!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #185 on: December 21, 2017, 07:22:33 am »
Great videos Webbo,  :thankyousign:

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #186 on: January 13, 2018, 01:08:56 am »
Hello folks

Here is another very amateurish video from me showing my other two recently purchased Intermountain SD40-2s in action this time hauling a mixed freight comprising an eclectic mix of box cars, grain hoppers, gondolas, and tank cars.



This time I've used my iPhone 5 to do the filming and I must say that it is at least the equal of my other camera which is a Canon bridge camera. The Canon has a much bigger lens and shows a tendency to hunt around for the correct focus when in movie mode besides also having a more restricted depth of field.

Webbo

Hi Webbo, The layout and video look fantastic  :thumbsup:


Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #187 on: January 13, 2018, 07:12:55 pm »

 


No more locomotives for me at least until I see something I really 'need'.

Webbo


I think there is a bit of an imbalance....you need to balance up the number of British Columbia Railways I think....

Great stuff though  :thumbsup:

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #188 on: January 14, 2018, 07:24:36 am »
Hello folks

To start, I just want to assure Andrew @Milton Rail that my two new British Columbia Railway SD40-2s do have some buddies. Here they are all lined up:



The yellow loco on the left is an RS18 in Pacific Great Eastern colours that they sported up to close to their changing their name to the British Columbia Railway in 1972. Next along in order are a BCR C420, PGE RS3, BCR RS3, BCR 630 and then the two SD40-2s. The PGE and the BCR had a liking for ALCO locomotives and except for the two EMDs at the end of the line-up, the prototype of my models would have been built at the ALCO plant in Montreal.

On the iphone support situation @Bealman @tutenkhamunsleeping , the iphone support bracket for a tripod that I mentioned several posts back has arrived. Here it is with my iphone 5 attached:



This device cost me all of $4.50 including postage and I'm expecting it to be useful. Or one can buy something like the following on EBay which is almost half the price:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-Octopus-Stand-Tripod-Mount-Holders-For-Smart-Phone-Cell-Phone-Camera/312040227260?hash=item48a70c01bc:m:m1p-ZMf6gxhC7lEJ89-BiUg

All good fun brought to us by cheap petroleum and the internet.

Webbo




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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #189 on: January 14, 2018, 07:32:06 am »
Cool. Definitely getting one.  :beers:
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #190 on: Yesterday at 02:12:01 pm »
Wow, Webbo

Nice locomotive fleet!
I'm interested to see Alco engines running on your layout.
I always like the sound and design of Alcos.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection!

Dats

 

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