After Arnie’s stunning past (here if you missed it), he’s been kind enough to mail this is:
You were certainly right about the extensive response I would receive to my video posting.
I want to thank you and all the viewers of the website for their praise and enthusiastic responses.
If I may address some of the inquiries about the video and layout:
I chose to do a night landscape to divert from the usual daylight running of trains.
The video is intentionally dark to capture a sense of a rural landscape at night while using both on- and off-layout lighting to provide sufficient illumination.
I have also taken the same video and have duplicated it but using a bit brighter imaging and a retro 1950s B&W film style to try to give it a more dramatic effect.
I could certainly forward that for the viewers if there is an interest in seeing it.
For those expressing interest in my plans for the layout and other things I’ve done on/with the layout:
I have some 40 or so other videos created on the layout.
Some are specific to the layout’s locale (Susquehanna Valley…); some are of other locations and eras using portable backdrops and rolling stock of the era being focused on; some feature a brief history and look at famous trains of the past (e.g., the New York Central’s 20th Century Limited) and present (e.g., the Acela Express); and some are purely whimsical (e.g., “The Wreck Train”).
One video I posted on your website before is the comprehensive “Life on the SV&GS”.
All these videos can be accessed via Youtube by searching under my user name “privprac48″.
I am working on an offshoot of the Berkshire video you just posted: An update of the Polar Express excursion train that is still running and is headed by the Pere Marquette Berkshire #1225.
I have also published several articles on my N scale SV&GS layout in “N Scale Railroading” magazine and annually publish photos in the annual “Walthers N&Z Reference Book”.
And I have a prospective article on the layout to be published in an upcoming issue of “N Scale Magazine”.
So, there you have it.
And I would be honored to share info, videos and photos wtih anyone interested.
Again, many thanks to you Al and all the readers of your website for your support and kind words.
And Dangerous Dave has been back in touch too:
This is one I uploaded last night!”
Big thanks to Arnie and Dave.
Don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if Arnie has inspired you.