Re: Platelayer's Video of the VEC
- Hello Bruce and all VEC enthusiasts,
YES, I'm planning on attending NTS2005 in Cincinnati with the VEC.
There may even be a Val Ease Summit module to show as well. If the
planning goes well, there should also be an honest-to-goodness Z
convention in the week of NTS.
I wish to publically thank Svein-Martin for doing such a great job
on the video. I've already profusely thanked him privately. I
especially like the commentary <huge grin> and the wonderful slow-
speed run bys of the MTL-powered trains. As wonderful as the video
is IMHO there is no substitute to seeing the VEC in person!!! I hope
to see you at future train shows in Europe and North America or at
the Canadian Railroad Museum.
Note, I equipped my entire fleet of MTL F7s with Chenier wheelwipers
before Eurospoor. The video shows the trains running at
prototypical cruising speed. The F7A and F7B on the passenger train
are both motorized. Several times during the show I slowed the
freight down even more. Unfortunately, the Marklin railbus,
although running at peak form, would not run any slower than what
you see in the video. This is a 3 pole version of the railbus. I
can only assume that the 5 pole version would run a little smoother
and more slowly.
--- In email@example.com, "umrev1981" <1stumcbruce@c...> wrote:
> What a fantasitic video!! I missed seeing the VEC @ the 2001 NTS
> due to my complete ignorance of model railroading at the time and
> not fully investigating the whole show. Svein, thanks for
> this unique layout to life for me. I can only wait until Jeffery
> brings it to the 2005 NTS (hopefully) in Cincinnati.
> Bruce E. Baumberger