Getting some trains running has buoyed my spirits. I got the chance to hear the clack clack of the engines running over the tracks, see the lights on the diesel blaze ahead of the train, and got to see some of my trains perform. We will call that a win.
I also got the inspiration to shoot some pictures and some video. The pictures I will include here, and the video....well, despite my belief that I would never do it, I uploaded the videos to YouTube. A few people have stumbled across them, but I don't expect that number to grow rapidly.
I think the motivation for putting things on YouTube was in fact a combination of several things. The first is that I took some video, and wondered if it could be uploaded. The second was that, despite my reservation, I want to emulate those Jvloggers (like Busan Kevin, Tokyo Cooney, discount sausage, and the late Rodger Swan) that I like so much and be on YouTube. The third is that I was hoping to draw a few more people to my blog.
The last of these things seems a little selfish, but it is true. Right now, about twenty people see each post (and sometimes fewer). Though I don't think it will ever reach thousands, I can dream. I'd like to think I am entertaining people, and that I could find a larger audience. Of course, I need to be realistic as well.
Regardless of the motivation, the end result is that I have some train pictures to include here, and four videos up on YouTube. Again, we would call that a win-win situation.