Free-moN: At Home & On The Road

MC Fujiwara Dec 3, 2012

  1. Primavw

    Primavw TrainBoard Member

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    great video! thanks for sharing!
     
  2. Ryan Wilkerson

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  3. Jeepy84

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    Yes. The Barrow-esqueness is strong with this one.
     
  4. Noah Lane

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    M.C.- do you have any shots of your Sonoma Wine Country-esque hills with rock outcroppings?

    I asked the same question on your Youtube video on making vineyards.
     
  5. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Noah,

    I think this is the only outcropping (above the track) on MC's Shoofly module (check out the thread that is specifically on that module)

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  6. MC Fujiwara

    MC Fujiwara TrainBoard Member

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    Haven't done sheeeeeeeet on my Free-moN modules since the last show back in September (been working on the dude's 1930's "Meadow's Lumber" HO layout), but we just had a show with a pretty groovy configuration (sans Newlywed Nils' "Bridge O' Wonder" or "Davenport Cement" modules)

    For some reason Picassa Web Albums is not letting me upload photos, so those will have to wait.
    But here's the video from the Great Train Expo show this weekend.

    [video=youtube_share;WLt44abVSW8]http://youtu.be/WLt44abVSW8[/video]

    Fellow Free-moNster / TB member Rick B brought a Looxcie camera so finally there's some POV shots mixed in.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmmm. Yes- What were those hands talking about?

    Nice editing and good music for watching trains. :)
     
  8. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It was a lot of fun, and I was amazed at how well the Looxcie POV footage worked.
     
  9. Primavw

    Primavw TrainBoard Member

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    Another great show! Have you considered an East Coast tour? Lol
     
  10. alhoop

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    Betcha the train picked the turnout at 2 minutes 15 seconds in.
    Guess that is why that part ended 5 seconds later.
    Al
     
  11. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sorry Al, that didn't happen. Trains run through those switches just fine (unless something else happens, like someone forgetting to throw a switch, or out of gauge and very light gondolas being pulled -- but they had problems on just about every switch around).

    Was simply how the director (MC) edited the footage.
     
  12. MC Fujiwara

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    Happy Free-moN New Year!

    Just got back from Day 1 of the GTE show in Richmond, CA

    Here's the Craneway Pavilion pier at 6:45am:

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    That's looking south, so the Berkeley Hills are to the left, Yerba Buena Island in the center, San Francisco far in the distance to the right of YB, and the Richmond auto unloading dock lit up on the far right.

    The sun is just starting to push up over the Berkeley Hills to the east.

    The rails embedded in the pier used to come off the pier and curve around a causeway to run parallel to the plant, as in this 1930's photo of the Ford Plant

    With the sun and the 60+ deg weather, Newlywed Nils (left) showed up with his massive Paper Mill module, and youngster (and master diesel-detailer) Alvin (right) spent his last day of Winter Break with us before heading back to Boston for college (if he can get there with that winter weather):

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    Nils & Alvin (Wutter)

    Notice Nils's short sleeves (it was really warm inside and out today!) and the 21st Amendment IPA can placed on the layout solely for scale reference

    That afternoon light was very, very nice (and warm!), so some picts:

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    Mt. Coffin short 45's and Devil Mountain return loop.

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    Mt. Coffin depot and Shoofly in Sonoma.

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    Rick B's Silicon Valley CalTrains station.

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    Nils' in-progress 16' Paper Mill module.

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    As a neighboring layout setup 15' into our space, we snaked out into the free-space in a rather loose "?"-shaped layout.
    The Devil Mountain return loop is the dot (to the left of the "Free-moN" sign at the far left and back), with the layout curving around to the right & behind the camera to end at the Wye Knot return loop (foreground) at the other end.
    Silicon Valley Free-moNsters Steve W. fiddles in the foreground on the Wye Knot modules, Scott F. (who's building an amazing S.F. State Belt module from scratch) stands ready to rock in his SP shirt in the background, and Rick B., hand on hip, holds the right flank.

    The Silicon Valley Free-moN anarcho-collective is quite amazing: a small group but not a dud among the dudes!
    Everyone has great (and various) talents to contribute--from JMRI / e-genius to detailing locos to carpentry to styrene-scratchbuilding-superskills to LED enlightener.
    We have no rules, no dues, no nothing, except somehow we build groovy modules and get together and have fun running trains.
    That makes a Happy New Year for me

    I'll get some video tomorrow (maybe).

    Speaking of happy new year's:

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    My wife claims to have spent 7 hours preparing the traditional Japanese New Year Osechi-ryori food, so I promised to include a photo of it along side other masterworks of craftsmanship.

    Happy New Year!
    Akema¤¤¤¤e Omedeto!
     
  13. MC Fujiwara

    MC Fujiwara TrainBoard Member

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    Wow: I guess the censor doesn't dig Japanese.

    So here you go:

    [video=youtube_share;hn1H3E_oHJw]http://youtu.be/hn1H3E_oHJw[/video]
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    It doesn't have the ability to do more than see a group of letters, and believe.....
     
  15. MC Fujiwara

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    Wow: that's probably the best definition of "censor" I've ever ******** seen :)

    Cheers!

    Now back to the trains:

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  16. BoxcabE50

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    Good proof that computers and programming are a loooong way from being as perfected as we'd like to believe. :(
     
  17. atsf_arizona

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    MC, thx for the report and it's great to see some of my old N. Calif / San Francisco Bay model RR friends in the photos :).
     
  18. steamghost

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    The last N. Cal show was in November and I swear, there were significantly more FreeMoN modules this time. Again! All finished! And once again, MC's shoofly came in for great praise. If only he were dragged over to talk about it at the time. Then I'd have a shot a stealing his lunch of New Years leftovers.
     
  19. WPZephyrFan

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    MC, that's a delicious looking bento you had there!
     
  20. WPZephyrFan

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    Oh, forgot to say, no dues, no rules...I may have to rethink joining! :)
     

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