Youtube Rail Fanning...is there such a thing?

in2tech Mar 4, 2016

  1. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    I get to watching these video's on Youtube of people's layout's, and the amazing detail, and looks up and it's been hours that I have watched video's pf these layouts.
    Am I the only one that does this?

    A couple of examples are:



    A Trainboard member:



    And so many other Youtube video's, I lost count :) These people are so talented...amazing.
     
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  2. TwinDad

    TwinDad TrainBoard Member

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    Oh, no. Guilty as charged. I don't know about losing hours of time, but I do tend to spend 20-30 minutes "winding down" at the end of the evening watching either layout videos or 1:1 scale railfan videos on YouTube on my AppleTV.

    There is some great stuff out there.

    Sometimes if I have some computer work to do, I'll find some good videos and let them roll in the background while I'm working.
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I'm not addicted, but I enjoy looking at live steam models from around the world. It's wonderful to see what can be created in home workshops.
     
  4. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    I look at various things on YouTube, trains, filmmaking behind-the-scenes and how-to. And spend time editing and posting my own videos.

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    "Christmas Trains 1950s at the Anthonys"

    Includes a very short 16mm color clip of SP Sunset Limited in 1955.

    "The Notorious Norton Brothers"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uppYNqYLYQk
    Five-minute kids western. Does not include any actual scenes of trains, but about brothers who had been train robbers. One brother cheated the other out of the loot.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You are not alone. :)
     
  6. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Kenneth, that's a wonderful film, thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  7. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Well there went another 2 hours. Clicked on the video's posted above, and of course chose Youtube and thanks Youtube for the suggestions as I can't stop watching these video's...not to mention I have watched the Bachmann DD40AX, and Bachmann S4 DCC ATSF N-Scale, at least 30 times of all the postings on Youtube. Going to get one of those for my C&L layout as I only buy locomotives about every 10 years, and new to DCC! Have my first DCC locomotive coming from a member here, great deal btw, and one more locomotive for DCC and I am done for another 10 years...I think! Although DCC is very tempting.

    Great stuff everyone! Wow, wish you could have keep your 1950's train stuff :(
     
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  8. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have been watching some of the stuff on YouTube for several years now. From old 8 mm movies of actual SP&S operations to various layouts in different scales for ideas. I also watched a number of videos on the San Juan Islands to get the terrain and lay of the land where my mythical Turtle Creek operation will be based including the port, ferry operations, and the seaplanes.
    When I wanted information on the Bandai line of locomotive kits and the operation it is YouTube I went to. And just for relaxation I often go to steam operations of the 40s and 50s. Even have a selection of videos of where I will move to later this year.
     

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