Model Railway Video thread!

 
  TrainTree Train Controller

Location: Eltham
[edit] Time we had a thread for model railway videos - let's see your layout or loco moving !!!! Or show off a modelling technique or proceedure - Dthead [/edit]







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzIBiX_8DUY

R Class

Not quite pictures but R 707 running around my layout.

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
My layout's videos:

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/movies.htm


will be adding to it all the time as well.....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpsDnZdr9XU


Regards,
David Head
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
There was movement near the station ..... (click to play)

[img]http://gwiwer.smugmug.com/photos/i-ChsvPGq/0/L/i-ChsvPGq-L.jpg[/img]


Meanwhile after dark .....

[img]http://gwiwer.smugmug.com/photos/i-R4GNsGq/0/L/i-R4GNsGq-L.jpg[/img]
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
RRpassesby1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBzVIXfzPEc



2r reverse runby


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdv_D09DaCw


Regards,
David Head
  glennofootscray Junior Train Controller

Location: Footscray
Not quite full motion, but you can get the concept



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=merRalqaMNc

The back story on the BlogSpot.

http://glennofootscray.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/some-street-theatre.html

Regards Glenn.
  stuie83 Train Controller

Location: Stawell
Through i would share my video of a open weekend at Landsborough Victoria on the 2nd march 2014


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0mskHwJgTk
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Hi all,

Here's a bit of Nickel Plate Road action in North Queensland...

http://youtu.be/Q8Uw0i1EZg4


http://youtu.be/cn4hV32Y1io
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Stuff moving. And some more stuff waiting its turn to move. Click the stills to start the action.

Lima-style pancake motor (though the HST is actually a Hornby item) coping well with a full 2+8 HST consist. It needs a fair amount of fishing weight in the power car to achieve this!

[img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Gwiwer/Model%20Rail%20Videos/th_DSCN1995_zpsb36ad3c5.jpg[/img]


Slow speed control is possible on DC. Here with two electrically independent controllers blended to move the train across a pair of insulated track joints.

[img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z273/Gwiwer/Model%20Rail%20Videos/th_DSCN1993_zps8f0ccb63.jpg[/img]
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Something a little different.

Another forum I am active in has had a "virtual cross-country train" running between its members recently. Allowing for our different collections, scales and themes we have somehow managed to present a reasonably coherent thread showing similar (and in some cases near-identical) trains on our respective layouts.

Starting with a few stills each successive contributor has added a little more to the story with those who have the ability also including videos.

Here's my effort. Turn sound and full-screen on.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZOK-VCFIFc
  Zuggy Beginner

Something a little different.

Another forum I am active in has had a "virtual cross-country train" running between its members recently. Allowing for our different collections, scales and themes we have somehow managed to present a reasonably coherent thread showing similar (and in some cases near-identical) trains on our respective layouts.

Starting with a few stills each successive contributor has added a little more to the story with those who have the ability also including videos.

Here's my effort. Turn sound and full-screen on.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZOK-VCFIFc
Gwiwer

Excellent video Gwiwer and may I ask what method you use to keep your track looking so good?
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Excellent video Gwiwer and may I ask what method you use to keep your track looking so good?


Thank you kindly.  By "looking so good" I assume you mean the nice bright rail heads.

The layout is outdoors as might be evident from a few unavoidable "off-edge" moments in the video.  It thus attracts considerably more of what I call natural weathering than any indoor layout would.  The weathered effects on the rails are welcome - the amount of black gunk along the tops not so.

The rails are cleaned as required with a spray of IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and a piece of fabric - usually an old T-shirt cut into squares.  That does much of the work.  As I run DC I also have Gaugemaster ultrasonic cleaners wired into all track power circuits.  These use the 16Vac output from the controller which is required instead for command codes on DCC layouts.  The effect is a momentary burn-off of any dirt at the wheel - rail interface as trains move; it's effective and they do their job well.

For heavy duty cleaning or stubborn spots of dirt the rubber comes out but I try to avoid using it when possible.  I also keep point blades, stock rails and contact tabs clean with IPA on a cotton-wool bud and if necessary a wipe with the fibre-glass pencil.  I own two Dapol track cleaning vehicles of which the two-tone green one makes a cameo appearance in the video.  These work but are less effective and are often only employed in vacuum-cleaner mode; as such they are better at lifting fine dust and dirt from the track than they are rail-head cleaners.

I hope that answers your question.
  trawny Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Thank you kindly. By "looking so good" I assume you mean the nice bright rail heads.

The layout is outdoors as might be evident from a few unavoidable "off-edge" moments in the video. It thus attracts considerably more of what I call natural weathering than any indoor layout would. The weathered effects on the rails are welcome - the amount of black gunk along the tops not so.

The rails are cleaned as required with a spray of IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and a piece of fabric - usually an old T-shirt cut into squares. That does much of the work. As I run DC I also have Gaugemaster ultrasonic cleaners wired into all track power circuits. These use the 16Vac output from the controller which is required instead for command codes on DCC layouts. The effect is a momentary burn-off of any dirt at the wheel - rail interface as trains move; it's effective and they do their job well.

For heavy duty cleaning or stubborn spots of dirt the rubber comes out but I try to avoid using it when possible. I also keep point blades, stock rails and contact tabs clean with IPA on a cotton-wool bud and if necessary a wipe with the fibre-glass pencil. I own two Dapol track cleaning vehicles of which the two-tone green one makes a cameo appearance in the video. These work but are less effective and are often only employed in vacuum-cleaner mode; as such they are better at lifting fine dust and dirt from the track than they are rail-head cleaners.

I hope that answers your question.
Gwiwer

Wow outdoor layout. No wonder the lighting looked so good. Is it under cover at all or is it happy to get a sprinkle of rain?

The quality of the video from the iphone camera is outstanding. Well done.

Would you recommend a dapol track cleaner over IPA and a normal vacuum cleaner?

Cheers Trawny
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
The layout is under a Laserlite roof but is completely open at one end and partially so at the other. The original planning took account of where rain fell, where it only splashed and where the ground stayed dry. I built to the maximum extent in the "dry zone", to within 2mm of the "splash zone", which means that the layout only gets spots of rain when there's a strong wind blowing it in.

Everything used to build and run the layout is exactly as you would use indoors. The only limitations are that I cannot use most card products as they won't withstand damp weather and the attention of slugs and snails; Vollmer embossed sheets are a very honourable exception to this and have proved extremely durable.  I also have to keep a regular eye on the woodwork and all the hillsides which are built from newspaper balls under plastercloth; if those get wet there's trouble ahead!

I wouldn't use a domestic vacuum cleaner at any time but do have a small "dust buster" hand-held vacuum which is very useful for lifting leaves and insects from the layout. The Dapol cars are good for collecting fine dust from the track and insect wings often turn up in the collecting tank but not so good as track cleaners. They do work but other methods are better and less abrasive. If you can find a CMX track cleaning car those are the dogs nuts - but as they're also a large brass tank they are heavy and costly to ship and far from cheap to buy.

IPA removes dirt from the rail heads which a vacuum cleaner won't do. It doesn't lift dust and other solids. I use both a vacuum cleaner and the IPA spray for different cleaning functions so recommending one against the other isn't appropriate.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
The layout is under a Laserlite roof but is completely open at one end and partially so at the other. The original planning took account of where rain fell, where it only splashed and where the ground stayed dry. I built to the maximum extent in the "dry zone", to within 2mm of the "splash zone", which means that the layout only gets spots of rain when there's a strong wind blowing it in.

Everything used to build and run the layout is exactly as you would use indoors. The only limitations are that I cannot use most card products as they won't withstand damp weather and the attention of slugs and snails; Vollmer embossed sheets are a very honourable exception to this and have proved extremely durable. I also have to keep a regular eye on the woodwork and all the hillsides which are built from newspaper balls under plastercloth; if those get wet there's trouble ahead!

I wouldn't use a domestic vacuum cleaner at any time but do have a small "dust buster" hand-held vacuum which is very useful for lifting leaves and insects from the layout. The Dapol cars are good for collecting fine dust from the track and insect wings often turn up in the collecting tank but not so good as track cleaners. They do work but other methods are better and less abrasive. If you can find a CMX track cleaning car those are the dogs nuts - but as they're also a large brass tank they are heavy and costly to ship and far from cheap to buy.

IPA removes dirt from the rail heads which a vacuum cleaner won't do. It doesn't lift dust and other solids. I use both a vacuum cleaner and the IPA spray for different cleaning functions so recommending one against the other isn't appropriate.
Gwiwer

I now have a whole new appreciation for the quality of your workmanship my friend!! I never realised that your highly detailed layout was as exposed to the elements as you have just described.

It diminishes the excuses I have been making about my own layout, which is located in an un-lined Colorbond shed. When the rain comes in from a particular direction, I can suffer the same fate as you, with certain sections of the layout copping a drenching. This is one of the reasons I have not done any scenery to date.

Dust is my constant enemy and I can vouch for the worth of the CMX tank wagons, of which I own two.

I fill them with IPA (I bought 4 litres of the stuff off ebay a couple of years ago and still have about 3.5 litres).

If the layout has been standing idle for more than a week, I tend to push the tanks around the layout with a pair of double headed mainline locos (usually 2x Austrains 80 class, as they are my least expensive locos). The CMX tankers are very heavy and need 2 locos in my opinion.

Once the track has been cleaned with the tank in front of the locos, I then add the CMX behind the 2nd loco and add a reasonably short train to do some more laps around the main lines.....one in each direction.

The five-fingered-shunter is used to push/pull the CMX into sidings if/when I think I'll need to drive a loco in; otherwise the sidings are not cleaned very often.

I also use the "dust-buster" idea (mine is an 18v Makita) to suck-up the larger stuff, including the ever-present mouse poop from the plague we have been having here for a few months now (but they're just about stuffed now that the colder weather is here).

Cheers and thanks for sharing your video...

Bill Roach

PS: There is one on ebay at present for a reasonable starting price:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CMX-HO-unpainted-Brass-track-cleaner-/131205627492?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item1e8c76fe64&_uhb=1
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
I never realised that your highly detailed layout was as exposed to the elements as you have just described.


While this is a video thread one still is probably allowed Wink

Yup - definitely outdoors!

  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Knew I had something more appropriate somewhere!

You can actually watch the rain falling as the train comes by in this clip Wink

[img]http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-LNtNRGg/0/L/i-LNtNRGg-L.jpg[/img]
  Piston Train Controller

Knew I had something more appropriate somewhere!

You can actually watch the rain falling as the train comes by in this clip Wink

[img]http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-LNtNRGg/0/L/i-LNtNRGg-L.jpg[/img]
Gwiwer

Ah ha, so that is why you have the green sponge scenery closest to the outside - to soak up all the rain!
  royjames Station Staff

Hi There,
            My latest video shows progress on the extension to my railway.
please click on the link below.



http://youtu.be/9oUCRgKQCuw

For those that missed the trip on my London Underground line.



http://youtu.be/j93vTuFSq-o


Roy.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hi There,
My latest video shows progress on the extension to my railway.
please click on the link below.



http://youtu.be/9oUCRgKQCuw

For those that missed the trip on my London Underground line.



http://youtu.be/j93vTuFSq-o


Roy.
royjames


Roy, that is one huge O gauge layout !  The other youtube videos show a huge layout, and the first one you shared above I tihnk hints at a outdoor section too ?

Regards,
David Head
  royjames Station Staff

Hi David,
           Yes there is an outdoor section which I have yet to video.
This includes a 100 feet of four track running.
Thanks for the interest.

Roy.
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Hi guys,

A video of my Tarana layout, with a couple of 44"s running thru the station.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0yLQYU8gcw


Enjoy
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Some of the action at New Douglas on the weekend...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR-Zoywl_W0
  beyer_6029 Locomotive Driver

Location: ACT
The mighty 521 lives.
seen here at the Kaleen Model Railway Expo held on the weekend here in Canberra.
The layout is from my club (ACTMRS) is called Yendys and is based loosely on outer Sydney suburban.
The loco is a Model Design Studio (rock river casting) resin body kit with a very heavily modified and partially scratch built mech.
The tender is scratch built from styrene (the second one I have made) and the loco is fitted with a TCS WOW sound decoder along with a high bass speaker in the tender and a small PMD speaker in the loco body just behind the funnel. It also has working headlight front and rear, marker lights front and rear and a cab light along with a chuff sync cam for spot on chuff sounds.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZRFBcshXw

Here are 2 more clips of the NSWGR C32 class kit I built for the club. This loco is also running a TCS WOW Decoder again being fitted with headlight, marker lights front and rear and a cab light, chuff sync cam and also a firebox flicker light.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC_DF141rbM





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UpluwAsySU




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTqnX6bYJSY




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz9PWhhGqbs
  DoctorZ Station Staff

Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Greetings from the USA.  I'm a brand new member to this Board, and I couldn't find a Thread to introduce myself, so I'm just going to post a video of my G-Scale, Garden Railroad from last July.  I guess that's the best introduction I can come up with.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2IBVEGo3Z0&hd=1http://

Enjoy!
  alantrains Train Controller

Location: Brisbane Qld
Thanks DoctorZ,
I did enjoy watching.

Alantrains

DoctorZ

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