!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994  (Read 1572 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Bealman

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23151
  • Posts: 13435
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
  • Whoops back we go
    • Awards
Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« on: September 30, 2012, 12:46:48 am »
I thought I would transfer this video here from "Posting with Images". Hope no-one minds! Basically it shows my layout as it was in 1994 (along with myself... I had hair back then!). It looks basically the same today, but dirtier and more dilapidated (restoration in progress).

The video was made by a bloke who had no interest in trains as such. He was an amateur film maker who made short films to be shown to audiences in local nursing and aged care homes. If you ignore the cheesy commentary (he absolutely insisted that I write a script, so I take the blame for that!), it does show a few interesting things.

Firstly, and to me the most obvious - the close-ups of the various locomotives show the primitive detailing that we had to put up with in those days. It is very evident in the Scotsman. Secondly, I don't think I was a very good train driver... as Newportnobby commented elsewhere, you wouldn't want to be in that coach when the Scotsman backed down onto it!

It also shows my liking of animated effects, which I still enjoy today, toy-like as it may be. I will definitely be experimenting with smoke units in tunnels, an idea I got from this forum.

Anyway, enjoy... I will be happy if it simply raises a laugh. Oh, I'm told you have to run it in Firefox? Not sure what that means.
Cheers George
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Offline Matthew-peter

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23667
  • Posts: 561
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 03:09:13 pm »
Howdy, if you reload your youtube account, load your profile/video page than click on video options to make the video public instead of private, that way the link on here will let the video be watched.

If you knew how to do that sorry  :-[
OK who took my cake?

Offline Caz

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23044
  • Posts: 5156
  • Country: es
  • Gender: Female
  • Fairford Branch ticket 1958
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Skype
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 05:01:11 pm »
I've PM'd bealman re the video being private hopefully he'll correct it soon and we can all enjoy the video  :D

Offline Matthew-peter

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23667
  • Posts: 561
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 05:09:43 pm »
It looks good on the still and sounds good too  :D
OK who took my cake?

Online Bealman

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23151
  • Posts: 13435
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
  • Whoops back we go
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 06:42:35 am »
Thanks for all that folks, and your pm, Caz - I've followed the instructions and think it should work now... please let me know?
 :beers: Cheers George
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Online Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+60)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 28707
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 09:22:21 am »
Works for me now on IE - thanks for posting :thumbsup:

Offline MinZaPint

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 19352
  • Posts: 1093
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:40:48 pm »
Works for me too, looking forward to updates  :thumbsup:
Cogito Sumere potum alterum

Offline Chris

  • Trade Count: (+30)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 20957
  • Posts: 1326
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Male
    • Ebay
    • Google+
    • YouTube
    • My layout photos on Flickr
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 07:42:56 pm »
Watching this in Google Chrome. Very nice layout that was and bring back memories of my own trainset when I was a lad - especially the saxa salt vans!

Offline Donkey

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 22825
  • Posts: 883
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 09:19:05 pm »
I enjoyed watching that bealman, thank you for posting.

Marty

Offline Matthew-peter

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23667
  • Posts: 561
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 01:55:29 pm »
Finally got round to watching, very nice work, shows how older stock was quite jumpy for slow running (not meant to offend) though.

Very well made and shows many features of your layout  :thumbsup:
OK who took my cake?

Online Bealman

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23151
  • Posts: 13435
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
  • Whoops back we go
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 02:24:23 pm »
Thanks, M-p! There is no way anyone can offend by reply. I'm just pleased that you watched it, and that it is now working. If it raises a smile or a laugh, then I am happy.
 :beers: Cheers! George
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Offline Chetcombe

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21564
  • Posts: 1143
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
    • YouTube
    • Chetcombe on YouTube
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2012, 04:20:24 am »
Many thanks for working through the YouTube glitches - I really enjoyed watching the video. Sure the rolling stock has come on leaps and bounds (was that a Minitrix 9F I spied as Evening Star - I remember when my dad bought one of these and thinking that the loco body looked suspiciously like the Britannia we had...). But the scenery reinforces the beauty of N gauge - realistic length trains running at realistic speed through great countryside. I loved the train crossing 3 rivers including 2 great viaducts; 2 parallel single track viaducts made for a novel and enticing feature.

I for one would be interested to see how things look today!

Online Bealman

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23151
  • Posts: 13435
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
  • Whoops back we go
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2012, 06:47:49 am »
Cheers, Mike. Your comments are very muchley appreciated. That is indeed a Minitrix 9F, and of course they looked liked a Minitrix Britannia!! I think they saved money in bits by convincing us they were two different locos in those days!

As an aside, I have yet another (non-functional) Minitrix 9F which a very good friend of mine converted to a Crosti-boilered version. It is a great piece of work but in storage at the moment. I will dig it out and post some pictures.

Thanks for the nice words!

George
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Offline portland-docks

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 22291
  • Posts: 1669
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
  • give me a black 5 anyday!
    • Facebook
    • YouTube
    • Moorside Valley Railway
    • Awards
Re: Beal & Castle Eden circa 1994
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 08:41:22 am »
You know what i love the most about that video?....its 3801!!!! I love that engine, wish i could get one in n scale without having to pay a rediculous amount for it, the one you can get is what $600 australian?

I cant afford that :(
Visit my heritage Railway "moorside Valley Railway"

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9280.0

see first post for exhibition dates

 

Please Support Us!
July Goal: £55.00
Due Date: Jul 31
Total Receipts: £55.00
Below Goal: £0.00
Site Currency: GBP
100% 
July Donations


Advertise Here