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We had another great day for steamin here in Houston. Got videos of all the engines except our host. He spent most of his timme with me and my S2. I ran out of tape before he ran his SRRL 24, which ran great.


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Thanks for the great video again Art. Wow, these great days just keep coming. One beautiful day after another for almost two months. Steam steam steam.
 

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The transporter is working fine. We probably have more, but there are Three that I have run on that are setup for Steam. Zube Park, John Frank's Garden Railroad and Steve Speck;s elevated.
I am sure there are more but none that I have run on. We have a great time at any of the trhree places.

Art

By the way the music in some of the clip is to drown out some of the vocal verbage.
 

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Art, I may put a video camera on my christmas wish list. As you do a lot of this I have a few questions. Your camera uses a tape , does it record in analog or digital format? I want to stay with one that is small enough to mount on a drop-center flat car and use a push pole on a parallel track. I would think fast focus would be the first priority? Anything else I should look for? I am thinking a Canon or Sony ? (It will be what ever is on sale before Christmas $200-250) Art or anyone else, your thoughts?
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The S-2 looks really good with that train of heavyweights - not really a test of its hauling power, I'm certain! Not certain about the German thunderboxes behind the FS- but hey, it's your trainset.

Another great video to put in the store - thanks.

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The camera I use is a JVC model GR-D77ou. It uses tape. I presume it is analog. H--- I dont know. I know it would work od a drop down flat car and work on a parallel (sic} track.
I had not thought about the push pole. No wonder my knees and back were hurting so bad after the video I made at John Franks.


Thanks again for your work on the S-2 and the "Reno".

The camera was about 250.00 maybe less now.

I have strted using Pinnacle's "Studio Plus" editing program. Learning a little more each time I use it. Lot's of good editing stuff that can help when you begin to transfer from source of video to finished video.
 

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Somehow when I have money to spend on trains the decision is made to spend it on engines rather than cars. This became especially true once I got hooked on coal firing. The Flying Scotsman is the first of three engines that John Shawe piut together for me. Therefore, I pull those I have. I am not a "rivet counter" and just pull those that look okay to me. I must say I am impressed with folks that know enough to be able to make comments like yours.
 

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Posted By Dave -- Use Coal on 11/10/2008 9:35 AM
Somehow when I have money to spend on trains the decision is made to spend it on engines rather than cars. This became especially true once I got hooked on coal firing. The Flying Scotsman is the first of three engines that John Shawe piut together for me. Therefore, I pull those I have. I am not a "rivet counter" and just pull those that look okay to me. I must say I am impressed with folks that know enough to be able to make comments like yours.


Dear Mr use-coal - please don't be so touchy. I'm lucky enough over here in UK to see the real FS whenever I care to, and was simply remarking that it looked very different hauling dark-green German passenger cars instead of the usual LNER teak, maroon or blood and custard mainline passenger stock that we see it hauling here. You see, here in UK we never see German passenger cars on our track - they are all simply too high or wide, or both, and AFAIK, FS has never been to Germany to run on THEIR tracks.

I was not criticising either your choice of locomotives, your passenger cars or casting aspersions on how you spend your money.

As I noted in my post, it's your trainset - for all I care you can haul a couple of dozen dancing chicken or bubble-blowing cars. Behind the FS they'd look just as unusual to me.


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I did not mean to sound touchy. I did not feel that way. I was just commenting on why the FS had those cars behind it.

Sorry about that.

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Posted By Dave -- Use Coal on 11/10/2008 12:20 PM
I did not mean to sound touchy. I did not feel that way. I was just commenting on why the FS had those cars behind it.

Sorry about that.

Dave



LOL Dave.
I never heard them called 'thunderboxes' before. I guess that's Brit speak.
 

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Posted By jfrank on 11/10/2008 12:54 PM

LOL Dave.
I never heard them called 'thunderboxes' before. I guess that's Brit speak.

Sorry to have to put you right. These old-style passenger cars [four and six wheel versions alike] are called 'Donnerkisten' by their German passengers - 'thunderboxes' in English.

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Posted By tacfoley on 11/10/2008 1:59 PM
Posted By jfrank on 11/10/2008 12:54 PM

LOL Dave.
I never heard them called 'thunderboxes' before. I guess that's Brit speak.

Sorry to have to put you right. These old-style passenger cars [four and six wheel versions alike] are called 'Donnerkisten' by their German passengers - 'thunderboxes' in English.

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Any idea where that name came from Tac?
 

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Google translates "thunder crate" into "donner kiste"; though that doesn't answer the question about origin.  Were the cars noisy?


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