Spare 6.5 minutes of your time?

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by EngineerKyle, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi all,

    I made a video I'm happy with. I loaded it up to Youtube, but this lame office PC will not show it...

    Can any of you see it?

    Let me know, THANKS! and happy holidays....
  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That was cool!!! (I kept on expecting to see some huge crash or Hitchcock plot twist with that music playing in the background.) The image quality was pretty good, music volume was good. The layout and scenery work is awesome, really great work.
  3. AustinStreetman

    AustinStreetman New Member

    Hey, that’s not sporting trying to pass off videos of real trains as shots of your layout!

    No, really, it looks great! The music filled me with dread however… Alfred Hitchcock, The Trains.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Looked good to me, Kyle. I don't have sund hooked to my computer, so I didn't hear the music, but the modeling and photography looked really nice.
  5. Illus

    Illus Member

    That was great! My wife really liked the mirror effect. I liked the whole darn thing.
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: but how 'bout Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyrie"...I kept waiting for some giant claws to descend upon one of the trains and carry it off with that sound track.:thumb:
  7. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    I could've sworn I saw a Southern GP40X roaming around in there a couple of times.:thumb: :thumb:
  8. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    What song is that?
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    ...maybe Bachman Turner Overdrive's "Let It Ride"?:thumb:
  10. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    Really nice work :)
  11. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    It looks good man, nice music too Good work
    Better than " Von Ryan's expres" or "The bridge on the river Kway " :)
  12. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Herc, Austin, Russ and Dominic, Thanks for the kind words! Thoroughbred, indeed that was a Southern, a GP 38 high nose.

    The music was not a perfect match for the video. For one thing the music depicts a fast moving, steam driven train. It was an orchestral piece written at the close of the Romantic Period and before Atonal Music got going. The piece is called “Pacific 231” by Arthur Honegger. He saw and heard a steam engine and was inspired to write the music I used as a sound track. When it turned out to be just the right length, I left it in. How different the vid might feel if the soundtrack was “Wabash Cannonball” or something.

    Thanks also Turkey and Loud music. I was fun to put together and even more fun to show.
  13. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Looks good, thanks:)
  14. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Thank you for showing us your video. I love your scenery and especially the trick with the mirror.

    As for the music - it is very interesting that Honegger got the inspiration for his work "Pacific 231" from a French Pacific engine, class '231A', which was used for heavy freight trains. (The French used the number of AXLES for the type designation, so a 4-6-2 became a 231. BTW, the most famous of the French Pacifics was the 231K which was used for express trains.)

    Honegger was an almost fanatic trainlover, and so he wanted to transform the 'feel' and the sounds of an engine into music - " I quote Honegger: "...from the calm sounds of a simmering, standiing engine, through the strain during acceleration, uo to the mighty roar of a heavy freight train, storming through the night at 75mph..."

    Here's a pic of the 231A in 1923.


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  15. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    The music is great!! It turned out well :) i almost never watch all of internet video unless thre are ^-^ involved and i watched the whole thing :). Are your engines dcc or dc?
  16. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member


    Thanks so much for adding on to the Honegger story, I never knew 231 was an axle designation. I always figured it was a road number.

    DCC YmeBP.

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