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Saphos Trains

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by JBTEvans, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. TheModster

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    Tackling the Surrey Hills through Chilworth station:
     
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    A superb video, with great control over the zoom out and in. Wish I could do that !

    Was there something in the four foot on the approach to the station?

    Visible until the loco passes over it at around 1:07 in the video.
     
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    Thank you! Starting a zoom without shaking the camera too much is always a challenge!
    I think they may be some disused / spare rails. Seems to be the same on the other track as well.
     
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    I used one of these, https://www.proav.co.uk/vz-rock-zoom-controller it was brilliant, as it was mounted on the handle of the pan head of your tripod you never had to touch the camera. The rocker switch for the zoom was variable from dead slow zoom to a really quick one. It meant that you could pull back at a speed to match the oncoming subject.
    A bit pricey but well worth the investment.
     
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    Such a thing is on my Christmas list, its just a case of finding one that works with whatever camera you own!
     
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    That does look impressive.

    My problem is justifying that sort of expense. For the few videos I produce and the very limited views they get, I can barely justify spending that on my camera :)
     
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  8. RalphW

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    Yes they need a 'lanc' input socket on the camera.
     
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    Not a yorkie one then?


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    No, it needs to be compliant, not awkward. :D

    Runs for cover...
     
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    Any ideas what will be on the York trip tomorrow, Wednesday please

    Neil
     
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    Yes - the anount of scrap rail (and various other material) left on the UK network is a scandal. These cut off lengths are quite small, but vast amounts litter the permanent way in so many places. Today's very tight engineering allowances seemingly don't allow time to clear up. Not only is the scrap metal value high, but abandoned rails create trip hazards for staff, with NR spending huge sums painting/highlighting so many items for just that reason.
     
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    46100 scheduled loco and coach to Chester this morning
     
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    Many thanks

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    Went over to York today to see the 2 steam specials
    Both called The Christmas White Rose
    One run by Saphos Tours with 46100 Royal Scot, and the other by Vintage Trains with 6233 Duchess of Sutherland
    First to arrive about just a few minutes late was 46100 Royal Scot
    https://tinyurl.com/yeym8k3b

    Neil
     
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    46100 seen from high above Cowburn Tunnel with 'The Christmas White Rose' from Chester to York

     
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    46100 this morning at Sutton Weaver and (under a little cloud) New Mills South Junction

    21D_1651 46100 Sutton Weaver 151221.jpg 21D_1660 46100 Sutton Weaver 151221.jpg 21D_1670 46100 New Mill South Jct 151221.jpg
     
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    46100 at Smithy Bridge tonight. Sorry about the quality, had to use 12800ISO!!

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