Rich’s Spectacular Christmas Layout – 1/9/11 ©

Club member, Rich, opened up his Christmas layout to the club. He’s using Lionel FasTrack (over 210 feet) set-up in his living room. There are 3 villages, 6 trains running, 14 feet of the Santa Fe Super Chief (Golden Gate Cars 22″ Long). Rich also has a modified Polar Express. It has TMCC, back-up light on tender, coal glowing boiler, remote coupler & sounds. There is 1 ZW rigged to 4 separate tracks, and six remote TMCC switches. The layout was designed using RR Track program.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Indian Railways sight and sound spectacular

This video is a compilation of short pieces taken (with permission ) from the channels of four Indian Railway videographers. I find the Indian Railways fascinating to watch and enjoy the videos coming out of the country. It was that which prompted me to put this piece together for others to enjoy and perhaps share the amazing scenes that one sees there. There’s not too many places in the railway world that you can still hear the steady chug of an ALCO , a modern EMD or the whine of a big electric all in the same place. India has got the lot. The work is compiled in no particular order of merit or favourites but simply as it was taken down from Youtube. It has been “bordered” because it was a mix of standard definition at 480p and high definition at 720p. It was edited to fit together neatly and to retain as much quality as possible for rendering at HD 720p. Some small amounts of tweaking were done to enhance contrast and exposure but it is basically as shot. Considerable tweaking was done to provide stereo sound effects. The work comes from the following Youtube channels :- I thank the guys for letting me use their work to put this together.