Close up on Dave’s layout

Just a quickie today, as I’m up against the clock.

But it’s a goodie!

“Hi Al,

just posted this video , trying to get closer with the camera, a lot of your subscribers kept saying why do I not get closer in with the camera , well I have tried with this one , but had to use partly the smaller camera , which does not produce as good a quality picture . But hope that it will answer some of there requests.



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36 Responses to Close up on Dave’s layout

  1. can one get in contact with dave
    regards peter

  2. You sure got up close ! Wonderful video production, and thank you for all your input with how to.

  3. Thanks Dave! Looks great! I’d love to see a layout drawing also.


  4. Dave, you do such a great job; both with the camera and layout.

  5. While I prefer the sound of a GE AC4400 or a EMD SD70 ACe, Dave has created a wonderful and beautiful world most of use long to live in. Keep up the great work Dave!

  6. Awesome job Dave. It has been an experience watching you progress to this point in your creation. What fun.

  7. Very nice sound and layout, is this base on a fictional or none fictional site

  8. Dave, your talent, craftsmanship, and video skills are surely unmatched. I am so impressed with your layout, I just am not sure what to say. Wow!

  9. My goodness….there are goldfish in the pond!

  10. Well, despite all your protestations of lesser picture quality, they looked fine to me.

  11. Another Wonderful video Dave, I wish I had the space and tallent to make something similar. Keep up the good work.


  12. neat railway Dave

  13. Brilliant. Loved it.

  14. Excellent job! I enjoy your productions so much.


  16. First rate stuff!

    Thanks for another great vid, Dave. Please keep them coming.

  17. Thank you all for your comments, i did try to get close in as been asked by a lot of modellers on Al`s channel ….Dave

  18. Dave you have a great lay out. You have come a long way. You did a great job.

  19. David your talents are fantastic what a model railroad … what at video -photographer. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with us and your wonderful model railroad. Your fantastic videos. As Al would say “Its just CRACKER!”



  20. Just one word – Brilliant!

    Well, a couple more words. I loved this video Dave. No apologies required for the camera work. Are the sounds built into the locos or are they external?

  21. Hi Dave, I have seen a lot of your videos and are a great inpiration,this
    last on was magic. Am able to see a lot more of your hard work
    (pleasure) I was very impressed by the gold fish pond. I am
    waiting to move into my new house so havent got a layout at
    the moment so this keeps me going. all the best jon

  22. I love Dave’s work. It’s amazing stuff. But I’m afraid I can’t watch his installments any longer. The train comes into view and I already can’t get enough of it, but before you know it, the video cuts to a new scene before the train leaves the screen. It’s driving me nuts! I have to see the whole train go by and take it all it. So… I’m afraid that out of frustration, I have to stop clicking on the emails that say to look at Dave’s new installments.

  23. Dave as always your amazing videos once again always top notch and great insparation to all us, keep your updates comming to help us modellers please.

  24. Hi
    I’d like to ask Dave if the track is deliberately not laid level? There is a double bend on the third track by the signal gantry where towards the end of the video the A4 & a diesel look to take a slight “dive” & I think it is very impressive. If so how do you achieve such undulations?

  25. Dave, your a craftsman without a doubt, fantastic

  26. Dave, I look forward to your videos everyday. The high lite of my day.
    Thanks, Dave!!!
    Be Blessed,
    Pastor Harry C. Wigmore, III

  27. It looks great Dave. Some day my will look good two.

  28. Hi in your first layout you said you were up in the loft how big is you house that is some loft

    keep up the good work
    What did you do before you retired


  29. Fantastic ongoing videos. A true craftsman. It would be nice to see a track diagram on this fantastic layout with the relative elevations.

  30. Very nice, I like it. Good job getting closer.

  31. Dave,
    What a pleasure it is to see all your videos, A great way to start off my work week off (if you can call three five hour days at what I enjoy a work week). Keep them coming please.

    Cary B

  32. thanks Dave !!!! awesome, sure wish I had the ambition and patience to get back to my n-scale set-up. I’ve been neglecting it for a couple of years.

  33. Beautiful layout! I always enjoy watching Dave’s exquisitely produced videos. Keep them coming.

  34. Thank you Dave, even more awesome close up! And thanks also for the freight equipment shots.

  35. Great footage as always. Have you ever tried putting the camera right on the deck of your layout to get a eye level view. A series of shots at eye level in a video format. I don’t know how small your camera is.

  36. It is so enjoyable to watch your layout Dave, wonderful and amazing. I can see the love in your work.

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