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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2835 on: July 12, 2020, 10:10:48 PM »
I most certainly haven't had enough of Wrenton, Roger.  I really enjoy your posts and absolutely fabulous photographs.

Please do keep them coming and I look forward to seeing the BR '3MT' 2-6-2T in due course.  I once had a Tri-ang one!

Thank you very much and all good wishes.

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For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2836 on: July 13, 2020, 12:13:43 AM »
I could never get bored of pictures of Wrenton. It is such an inspirational layout and is proof if anyone needed it, that less is more - just enough track and a brilliant setting. if an advert for switching to N gauge were needed, this would be it

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2837 on: July 13, 2020, 08:35:56 AM »
 :hellosign: Sounds like you are finding it hard to find any inspirational shots, so how about using some locomotives that probably wouldn`t be seen on the route , like 9F`s or Crosti and a beyer garrett . Perhaps a short video .


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2838 on: July 13, 2020, 09:40:43 AM »
It is difficult to keep producing stunning shots from a limited location, although we all enjoy seeing them. The only variance you can make is different locomotives and stock, but that is an expense, unless you can loan stock from elsewhere.

As @Tonye states a video would be nice, I am sure you could get some terrific footage using you boom extension over the tracks, this is assuming that you have good video capability from your camera.

I certainly enjoy making videos, it has brought a whole new dimension to me, some work others donít look as good, but I must admit taking stills is still my preference as you can study the picture in more detail.

I do enjoy you photographs

Stay safe

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2839 on: July 13, 2020, 09:57:39 AM »
I agree, Roger.  Take your courage in both hands and try a little video.  I use Wondershare Filmora9 as an editor.  It's not expensive.
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« Reply #2840 on: July 13, 2020, 09:00:41 PM »
Thanks for all the comments. I'll keep hunting for shots. More locos to choose from would be good but I'm not really a collector - I don't want an example of everything that comes onto the market. Well, I might want them but can't justify the expense! I have thought about making a video. I used to make lots years ago, back in the day of 8 and Hi-8. I even had the full version of Premiere - a legal, bought copy I hasten to add. I rather doubt that it would work with Win10 and wouldn't know about 16:9 and HD.

Here's another shot of the gardens. You might have thought that the grass in the garden on the left of yesterday's shot is a bit long. The homeowner agrees and can be seen getting ready to start mowing it. He's carefully placed so that he can't be seen from the front of the layout - whoops!


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« Reply #2841 on: July 13, 2020, 09:05:12 PM »
Another, (I won't say that word), lovely photograph Roger. Nice little touches and very believable.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2842 on: July 14, 2020, 07:54:21 AM »
Lovely scenes. Wrenton videos? Yes, please!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2843 on: July 14, 2020, 10:18:41 AM »
Out of curiosity, have Blue Pullman, Roger?

Love to see one belting through Wrenton!
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2844 on: July 14, 2020, 09:41:01 PM »
Out of curiosity, have Blue Pullman, Roger?

Sorry George, no can do! I think all my locos and all of my rolling stock, down to the last mineral wagon, have appeared here. Current locos are A3 (but in LNER livery - 4472); A4; B1; B17; J39, Coronation, Jubilee, Jinty, Ivatt 2MT, Midland 4F, ex-WD, Castle, 64xx, BR 4MT, BR 4MT (tank), BR 5MT, SECR 'C' (in SECR livery), Class 22 and Class 24. And I thought half a dozen would be enough when I started the layout! As I said in my first post 'Rule One Applies.'

One more photo of those gardens, this one taken looking north(ish).


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2845 on: July 15, 2020, 09:22:01 AM »


Oh no!  They're being swallowed by the Sarlacc pit! :D

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2846 on: July 15, 2020, 09:07:48 PM »
Oh no!  They're being swallowed by the Sarlacc pit!

I had to Google that. Which shows that I'm not a fan of Star Wars. I did once meet Carrie Fisher though.

Yesterday's list of my locos reminded me that a certain Scotsman hasn't been doing much flying recently so I got him out of his box and gave him a few laps round the layout. The photo was taken with the telephoto lens out at its longest focal length which makes the curve leading to the tunnel look much tighter than it really is.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2847 on: July 16, 2020, 08:32:45 AM »
Thank you for that tremendous photograph, Roger.  It looks like something from the 'Colour Rail' collection - 1938 or so.

I think the foreshortening effect adds to the realism as it is commonly seen in photographs of the real thing.

Of course the curves on my little layout look tight with using the telephoto lens!

Thanks again and all best wishes.

John
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For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2848 on: July 16, 2020, 08:39:22 AM »
Agree. Another ace photograph.  :thumbsup:

Where'd you meet Carrie Fisher?
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2849 on: July 16, 2020, 10:48:20 AM »
Where'd you meet Carrie Fisher?

At work. She came into Broadcasting House to be interviewed 'down the line' - ie by someone in another studio centre. The routine with such bookings was that a commissionaire showed the guest to the studio where the studio manager (in this case me) settled them into the studio, persuaded them to don headphones and then connected them to the interviewer. Then, after the interview, escorted them off the premises if they didn't know the way.

 

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