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Re: Hillsden
« Reply #1140 on: September 26, 2020, 08:44:25 PM »

Anyway, here is a short video, bodger must admit he is not too happy with it




No idea why - it looks perfectly good to me, Mike :confused2:

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Re: Hillsden
« Reply #1141 on: Yesterday at 12:17:46 AM »
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  Agreed totally, superb video Mike
   stay safe regards Derek
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Re: Hillsden
« Reply #1142 on: Yesterday at 07:31:58 AM »
Iagree, a great video.
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Re: Hillsden
« Reply #1143 on: Yesterday at 08:06:01 AM »
Fantastic video.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Hillsden
« Reply #1144 on: Yesterday at 07:37:45 PM »
Hillsden Day 154 (22 weeks, heading for 6 months)

Welcome to another day here in the small fictitious Yorkshire Town of Hillsden, nestled in the Pennines, along the Calder Valley and the metals of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. A day far from reality in Nbodgers world, well, what has happened over the past 24 hours in Hillsden.

Letís first go back to yesterday evening, if you remember, NBodger was home alone, as Mrs N was staying over at their daughterís house, looking after granddaughter Alice, and bodger was left to fend for himself. So bodger cooked his evening meal, a large plateful, no diet today for Bodger, and yes, a couple of bottles of beer, he kept off the wine as Mrs N would ask too many questions on her return.  :hmmm:

After his meal, bodger had a night off from model railways, other than reading the N Gauge Journal, that had arrived in the morning post. Flo was still here of course and was curled up on her blanket on the settee, where she usually spends the evening with Mrs N. Suddenly Flo started crying demanding that bodger sat with her, yes as you have already gathered, Flo is the real boss and she has her providers, well trained, even to the extent she told bodger when it was bed time, women hey!  :doh:

So again, bodger was up early this morning taking Flo for her run, today bodger decided they would go for a walk along the disused Rochdale Canal, towards Luddenden Foot and then on to Brearley and return. Bodger threw the ball along the towpath, for flow to chase, luckily when the ball ended up in the canal Flo was willing to retrieve, not expecting bodger to jump in. Luckily today there were no early fishermen to disturb.  :no:

As Mrs N was not back until the afternoon, Bodger thought he had better earn a few brownie points, so he tidied the kitchen up, which typical bodger still had all the washing up to do since breakfast, yesterday morning, well for good measures he also mopped the kitchen floor and hoovered the downstairs carpets before getting on with his own thing. Maybe the brownie points may go towards a few expenses towards mini Hillsden.  ::)

Bodger thought he had finished the iron ore tipplers, but bodges photographs from yesterday, showed he hadnít, and no visitor pulled bodger up on this fact. Well what was missing, he had forgot to paint the ends of the brake levers white, this he has now done. He had planned to do them yesterday, they were on his list, but he forgot, Mrs N turning up with granddaughter was Bodgers excuse.  :doh:

NBodger would like to say thank you for the compliments of the finish of the tipplers and also the video, many asking what was wrong in Bodgers eyes with the video, it is quite simple, the camera is not sophisticated enough for the quality he strives to achieve, plus the lighting doesnít help. When editing on a full screen the video is grainy and out of focus on the main subjects, which diminishes when you view on a small screen. However, Bodger realises that the function of capturing a perfect video of a small moving object is very difficult, especially reasonably close up, without very expensive equipment and lighting is extremely difficult if not impossible.  :(

From Nbodgers previous posts you will be aware that bodger is looking at some modifications to the fiddle yard, this has come about as he looks into what actually ran on the line during the period 1955 to 1965 or thereabouts and creating a timetable to run on Hillsden, so the need to accommodate as many trains as possible to create the scene as was, is the driver behind this, plus an ever increasing stock. So today bodger took a roll of paper (old wallpaper) and traced the existing entry / exit curves of the fiddle yard as a starting point for the design, these are fixed points that will not be changed, so need to see what can be achieved, with the possibility of also increasing the yards width if necessary, in lieu of any scenic increase to the scenic side.  ???

Bodger did have a little time this afternoon to wonder down to Station Road with his camera, he arrived just in time to set up his camera to get the shot below.



New meets old, the Hughes Fowler Crab, departs Hillsden with a Leeds bound train, whilst Brush Type 4 (Class 47) approaches Hillsden with the daily train from Poole

Well, what task is Bodger going to do next on Hillsden, he will possibly make a start on finishing his 40 steel bodied mineral wagons of various types, more rust required just like the tipplers. These wagons are currently in various states of finish, from totally unpainted, partially painted and about three ready to run wagons that require weathering only. Bodger has the decals to complete these, so will probably keep him busy until Christmas, along with other bits and pieces done on the layout.

Well as Bodger writes this post, Mrs N is home resting after her arduous weekend chasing after a three year old, so bodger is busy cooking the evening meal and yes he has opened a bottle of Rioja.  :beers:

I am afraid Bodger will be making a start tomorrow as a stripper  :confused2:, decorating starts to the main bedroom, first job, stripping the old wallpaper off the walls. Maybe he can get a new locomotive out of all this additional work.

Well, thatís it for today, hope you have enjoyed your visit to Hillsden, and you return very soon, in the meantime stay safe and well.

Mike H  8)

 

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