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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    All Posting rules for The Gauge apply!!! There is a 2 meg limit on file size. and the files should be 600 X 600 or smaller.

    Allowed File types are: wma, mov, mpg, mpeg and avi

    The Forum is in the Gallery: Link to Video Forum

    If anyone wants to tell the rest of us how you built your animated items, or wants to start a discussion - Please do so here too.

    Still pictures can also be added here, to show us what you have that moves on your layout.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    After posting your Video, reply to this post and link to it here.

    ~~ Click (once) on your file.

    ~~ When it opens up, copy & Paste the "middle link" (BB Image Code) to your reply here :)
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    [​IMG]
    Mikey's test file.
  4. Dave Flinn

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    Hey! Did I see an EAA logo at the end, or was that something my computer added? I'm an EAAer, too, and Aviation is kind of a second hobby, after trains, of course.
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    nope - no logos at the end, must be at your end :)
  6. Marxed

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    sweet :D


    i'm going to have to upload afew videos of my trains! i'm going to have to open Premiere and do some major editing and condensing to get my DVD videos i recorded to down under 2 meg! my 500meg two minute clip i just got is for sure not an option :D
  7. Marxed

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    i posted an onboard camera video of a train derailment on my track :oops:
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    2 meg huh? I guess I'll have to edit out the dancing girls.
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    oh the sacrifices :D


    i had to edit out the part where my plastic people came to life and started polka dancing and reciting AC/DC lyrics :D
  10. Zman

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    Hey Marxed, I love the video of your train falling over!

    I laughed, I cried. Two thumbs up.
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh man - that's good :) :)

    Here's the direct link to your file:

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  12. Marxed

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    i'm glad you guys enjoyed that more than me! :D

    N-Gauger, your video was nice and clear, what type of camera did you use?


    i tied my digital camera to my camera, which was tooo wide to be run on my layout, hint the derailment! after the wreck i mounted the camera more a bit further to the left side of the car so it wouldn't wreck, and that seemd to fix the problem...

    i've since doubled the size of my platform and have some tight left/right salon turns that weave though elevated tressles, and i have some other tight spots where my camera is going to have some trouble getting pass, i'm not quite sure if it will fit now, since i havn't mounted the camera on a car since i've totally revamped and added to my platform...
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  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I have a Sony Mavica 4 Meg, digital camera, that takes video too. the size you see it is right how it comes out of the camera :)

    I just had to shorten it to get it under 2 meg :)

    ~~ Thanks!!
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nice Stuff Tom :)
  16. Marxed

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    The video's certainly enhances th hobby here on the guage!
    Rev. Andy
  18. Marxed

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    anyone else with videos??? only 6 videos up there soo far, 4 of which are mine... i'm anxious to see some more videos!
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    A few years ago, i bought a timer/relay from a ham fest I attend to look for electrical stuff :D for the layout :)

    I found this drum timer (1/60 rpm motor) and a bunch of settings that allow you to control 8 spst sitches. I hooked the common to the (-) of my 3V power supply, then connected the anode of the LED to the (+). I then connected the outside "Cathoides" to the switches on the drum switch. After making the adjustments I have the Tri-color LED blinking 4 times red - 1 green - 4 red - 1 green etc

    I took apart the remote control crane & used the vertical section to make the tower. I painted it black and after it dried I took a piece of PVC pipe and using a wood dowel, I connected it to the top of the tower.

    I then drilled a hole for the LED - painted all of it black - then when it dried I put the LED in and put it on the layout :) Below, is the circuit. I put black squares where the drum switch is. Basically it turns on the red line (Red side of LED) 4 times then turns on the green line (Green side of LED) once, them repeats. Anyone knowhow to do this any other way? 556 timer maybe???

    The results are here. and. of course, there is a video :)

    Attached Files:

  20. ReefBlueCoupe

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    I will be taking some videos of a large probably 20x40 foot layout in a couple of weeks. I will post them here when I do.