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Old 05-05-2018, 07:16 PM   #11
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Have to say it is one of the things I have noticed at shows, constant chuffing which isn’t realistic. Diesels sound better but only a tiny bit. Nothing sounds best of all.
The real thing had a sound to behold, the Class 33 they found removing the silencer increase the BHP and there fore the load it could pull, so on the Dartford loop from a the A2 bridge to Sidcup a steady climb, at Albany Park a nice deep cutting 1000 ton train would be around 20mph the noise at 03:00 in the morning will never be forgotten.....
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:37 PM   #12
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I bet it wasn’t. Must have got a few people up for the early shift
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:58 PM   #13
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That is controllable, WTD, all the steam sound decoders have the option to run the coasting sound instead of the chuff including TTS.......just a matter of remembering to activate the function #......my Econami decoder has a very realistic con rod clank on deceleration.....you really would enjoy it on your layout........HB
All my sound decoders are Zimo and they coast very realistically. I particularly like to back them off to a coast and then push them up to hear the higher loaded 'chuffs'. I also like to set the accelleration and decelleration to pretty low to enjoy the sounds.
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From time to time I take my grand kids to watch trains from an over-bridge just south of Colton Junction near York. Here trains can, and do, travel past at 125mph, which really doesn't give us much time to admire them, but it is certainly exciting. and I try and imagine what it must have been like in 1938 when Mallard was doing her ton and a quarter down Stoke bank. Given that average train speeds in excess of 60 mph in those days were considered FAST!

One doesn't really get the impression of speed at 1-76 scale , but at 304mm to 1 foot it certainly is remarkably impressive.
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Old 28-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #15
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From time to time I take my grand kids to watch trains from an over-bridge just south of Colton Junction near York. Here trains can, and do, travel past at 125mph, which really doesn't give us much time to admire them, but it is certainly exciting. and I try and imagine what it must have been like in 1938 when Mallard was doing her ton and a quarter down Stoke bank. Given that average train speeds in excess of 60 mph in those days were considered FAST!

One doesn't really get the impression of speed at 1-76 scale , but at 304mm to 1 foot it certainly is remarkably impressive.
I was very fortunate to find myself only a few weeks ago at a quiet country level crossing very close to where I live (Look up Kirby Green) just as the Flying Scotsman was going through. I was really surprised at how fast she was going and, boy, what a feeling of speed and power when she is only a few feet away from you.
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Hi LC&DR
I know the footbridge you mean - quite a nice photospot. Your luck will run out one day and you'll find me there!!
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One of the things is, that unless you are lucky enough to own your own helicopter, you don't tend to view the real thing from the same angle or place. Trains look much faster passing you at ground level than they do from the air and in model world we all view things from the air.
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One of the things is, that unless you are lucky enough to own your own helicopter, you don't tend to view the real thing from the same angle or place. Trains look much faster passing you at ground level than they do from the air and in model world we all view things from the air.

Yes this is mostly true. In support of your point, you can get amazing shots with a good quality cam at line level. The trains can make your want to jump out of the way as they approach at high speed.
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Yes this is mostly true. In support of your point, you can get amazing shots with a good quality cam at line level. The trains can make your want to jump out of the way as they approach at high speed.
This was the best I could manage. It was a borrowed camera which was thrust into my hands a few seconds earlier and all I could do was fire off a sequence and hope I could pick one out.
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It's a good shot, IMHO, and you were very lucky to get such a good composition.
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