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Here is my first try at editing a video and posting to YouTube. I hope it comes out OK. :D
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Nice video (loved the pacing shots!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif ). 14 cars is an impressive load for an 0-6-0:) - nice exhaust "bark" too!:cool: Tom
 

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Nicely done. Looks like you are already a pro at this. One request please. Tell me more about your track. Basically how is the framing made and what did you use under the roofing material for a base? Thanks.
 

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Excellent for a first posted video. I hope there will be more. Also, I did not know the S-12 had a siren /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue2.gif Yours is a good one......
 

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Nice video. I have always like the S-12's. They are a great little locomotive. Accucraft is now producing an authentic SP caboose you can match up with the S12.
 

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Chooch,
The track is constructed of treated 4x4's spaced 8' apart and buried 2' in the ground. No frost heave here. Two 2x4's are screwed to each side of the top of each 4x4 to make a "T". In some places I had to bolt 2x4's to the side of the 4x4's to adjust the height. (See attached pics)Three 5/4 x 6" decking boards are screwed to the 2x4's between each 4x4. Exterior 5/8" plywood is cut and screwed to the decking boards. Finally the whole deck is covered with green roll roofing and cut to fit. I used brass Escutcheon pins (ACE Hardware) to attach the LLagas Creek code 250 track to the roll roofing.
The roll roofing has deteriorated somewhat in 10 years, but I filled the cracks with black roofing compound and it seems to work OK.
John, I do have a 1:32 caboose on order./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gif
Hopefully I'll take some more pictures at the Bayou Steamers steamup May 26 and post them.
Pat
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Pat,
Thanks for the pictures and information on the track construction. I must say that I'm surprised that after 10 years you don't have any sagging from footing to footing. Maybe the plywood screwed to the 5/4 planking stabilized and support the decking more than I realized it would. Something more to think about for my upcoming track project.
 

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Your train looks great under way. I just came in from doing some running and there really is very little in this world so satisfying as watching one's loco steaming about the layout.

Llyn
 

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Fred,
I also think that the sandwich of 5/4 planks and the 5/8 plywood keeps everything from sagging. Before I laid the track I could walk on top of the structure with almost no sagging.
As far as doing it this way versus the method Jim Stapleton, etc. used, I think I prefer their way with the 5/4 planks cut and laid across under the track with 2x6 stringers; no plywood, no roll roofing and no cutting all those curves in the plywood! /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crying.gif If you have access to a miter saw, that is definitely the way to go. :rolleyes:
Pat
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Pat
You did agreat job on editing and posting. I would like to know how you had the video on the screen the way you have it. Regards
 

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I used Windows Movie Maker which comes with Windows XP. It allows you to combine, join or split video clips, make titles and text within the videos. It is super easy and takes you through the steps one at a time. I'm sure there are other more sophisticated programs, but this one is free and comes with XP and probably Vista also. It does everything I need for now.
To use it click on Start->All Programs->Videos->Windows Movie Maker.:)
 

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I use windows movie maker also. I meant how did you post on you tube to have the video show up on thread. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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When you post the video to YouTube a box pops on the screen and says something like "Embed HTML". Copy the complete link and paste it in the Largescale message you are writing.
 
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