TV: Great Railway Journeys of the World

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tyke

Post by tyke » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:05 am

If you are able to copy 'Zambezi' from VHS to DVD using a domestic DVD recorder then there would be no region coding involved. That is only a feature of commercial disks. Also no need to bother with a padded envelope. Just fold a sheet of ordinary paper over it and put it into an envelope and into the post. It should survive OK. Also there would be no copy protection to worry about.

No Canadian notes, I'm afraid but I would be happy to send Coast to Coast in return or, as I said US notes or a donation to charity.

DHLawrence

Post by DHLawrence » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:05 pm

Exchanging for Coast to Coast would work fine. No DVD recorder, but I found a device that allows me to copy VHS to a computer and I've got a laptop with a DVD recording drive. Now to save up for it!

tyke

Post by tyke » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:52 am

If you haven't got the ability to copy to a dvd, can you make a vhs to vhs copy? You would just need two vhs machines. The postage would be a little more.

DHLawrence

Post by DHLawrence » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:52 pm

I should be able to do that with little trouble. I'll try it and let you know how it goes.

DHLawrence

Post by DHLawrence » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:23 pm

*warning: thread necromancy*

Hi, it's me again. Sorry I haven't updated with any details--it's been a busy school year, so I haven't had time to look into getting it updated. I'll try to get it done over the Christmas break.

DHLawrence

Post by DHLawrence » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:23 pm

*warning: thread necromancy*

Hi, it's me again. Sorry I haven't updated with any details--it's been a busy school year, so I haven't had time to look into getting it copied. I'll try to get it done over the Christmas break.

(Sorry about double post.)

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Post by ngotwalt » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:15 pm

I just stumbled onto this thread and see there hasn't been anything new in a year. It so happens that I have the Coast to Coast episode (two copies actually) but here in lies the problem. Back in the day my VCR decided to eat the tape, both of them in fact. So I have a complete copy, but do not have a single whole copy. Now to put it simply this video is literally why I love trains. The Rio Grande, The PRR, and Amtrak are my favorites...because they're the three in this movie. The PRR GG-1, The Rio Grande Zephyr, and of course obviously Amtrak. I was wondering if anyone could make a NTSC DVD version of this for me, as I would like very much to have a good full copy of it.
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Re: TV: Great Railway Journeys of the World

Post by musicollector » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:33 pm

I have encoded hundreds of shows from videotape to DVD, one of them being my #1 all-time favorite "The Deccan" by Brian I.W. Thompson. However, as I foolishly forgot to tape the original to Super-VHS, the VHS quality leaves much to be desired.

I looked at the catalog at the site of producer, Gerry Troyna here: http://www.3di-tv.com/cid-36-1-info.html
Unfortunately, he has not included "The Deccan". :(

Is there some one here who has a GOOD copy of "The Deccan" on video tape or DVD?

You could pick from all sorts of stuff in exchange, if you prefer, from my video collection at:

http://harry.cckerala.com/misc/sitcom.html

Thanks.

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Re: TV: Great Railway Journeys of the World

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:39 am

I have most of the episodes from the 1981 series on DVD which I converted last year from old VHS tapes. The sound however was nearly gone and the DVDs are pretty bad. If anyone has better DVD copies and is willing to sell them, I would love to buy them.
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Re: TV: Great Railway Journeys of the World

Post by amtrakhogger » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:13 pm

Some episodes can be viewed in full on YouTube.
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