Got this video in from Arnie.
Thought I’d just copy and paste, word for word, too.
Please leave a comment if you’d like him to carry on with the ‘chapters’. I know I want him to!
I once again am contacting you about my endless photography and video projects on my N scale Susquehanna Valley & Gulf Summit Railway. I recently decided to put together a series of videos focusing on the many different trains I tend to run on my layout. I will be doing what I have entitled as Exhibition Clips. There will be 2 categories: Diesel Operations and Steam Operations.
Since I have, and continue, to run many different types of both steam and diesel locos, I plan to break each content area down into relatively short chapters.
I just finished the first of such chapters: “Diesel Operations on the SV&GS (Part 1) — A Look at the Susquehanna GP18 & GP20 Freight Service.” I hope you enjoy it and will consider sharing it with the other subscribers. Note: the sounds you hear of the locos are actual prototype soundtracks of the respective locos being shown. I think it ads greater impact and realism. If they appeal to you and the subscribers I would be happy to forward ‘chapters’ as I get them done.
Since my layout is a table-top design with access from all sides, there is no way to use permanent backdrops that would block access to the layout. So intstead, I use portable backdrops for photography and videoing. This technique also allows me a greater latitude in scenic backgrounds: By just changing the backdrop I can instantly change locales (e.g., from an eastern U.S.rural setting to a more western U.S. mountainous look). And by changing from steam to diesel and changing vehicles I can also change era. I’ve sent some photos to illustrate my point: Simulation of the Alaskan McKinley Explorer excursion train; The Amtrak Acela vs. the Old West 4-4-0 American steam loco/train of the 1860s.
Hope you enjoy them.