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Discussion in 'Weekly and Special Threads' started by r_i_straw, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Two more shots of my wonky Frisco decapod kit bash job. I think it is more like a caricature depicting a Russian Dec. ;)

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  2. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

    I got this shot recently of my mu'd pair of GP7's coming onto the east side of my layout.

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  3. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    Hicks Street by the Acme Shear Company

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  4. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Well now, it doesn't look that bad- I can imagine a Frisco local loping across the plains of western Oklahoma somewhere south of Clinton..........
     
  5. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    Here are this weeks completed cars!

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    Eastern Car Works ACF Covered Hopper, A-Line Sill Steps, painted Light Gray and lettered with Herald King Decals.

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    Atlas PS2 Covered Hopper, Painted Armour Yellow and lettered with Herald King Decals, Morrison-Knudson had some 270 Covered Hoppers that they refurbished and leased to various railroads in the 1970's.

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    Walthers 52' Thrall Gon, painted D&RGW Orange and Black, carved off the cast on drop steps and replaced with wire drop steps, Removed cast on and added A-Line Sill Steps. Lettered with Herald King Decals.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J
     
  6. Mark Dance

    Mark Dance TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Continued progress on the Kootenay river and Lemon creek scenes...

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  7. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

  8. MC Fujiwara

    MC Fujiwara TrainBoard Member

    In between making a "How To" video on the wire
    oak trees, I hauled the "Alameda-Belt-in-a-Box" out into a brief shower of
    sunshine to shoot some shots for an article (these are the rejects ;) ):

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    Now if I could
    just figure out the #(*&$#&*%*&# iMovie on my new #&^%#
    iPhone...
     
  9. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

    Guilford ex Santa Fe SD26

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  10. atsf_arizona

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  11. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    Nothing too spectacular this weekend. I spent most of my time at the club wiring in some new rotarys for block control.

    I also have started experimenting with Flash on my camera to stop motion on moving trains. Lemme know what you guys think, I personally don't like the shadows cast from flash, but its the only way my little point and shoot will capture objects in motion.

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    2 RSD4's lead a train out of Thompson Canyon.

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    Same engines now powering past Terra Chemical

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    Both units are atlas RSD4/5's from the yellow box era. The lead unit was repainted by a fellow club member in addition to a bunch of details being added. Looking at this picture, I REALLY need to repaint my unit (the light blue eyesore).

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    The dual gauge yard at the pikemasters has finally been wired for operations! YAY! Here C-19 #345 uses a converter car to switch both narrow and standard gauge.

    Enjoy everyone.
     
  12. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

    MGRy 201 ready for it's next assignment.

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  13. grouch

    grouch TrainBoard Member

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    • [​IMG] "Nothing too spectacular this weekend. I spent most of my time at the club wiring in some new rotarys for block control.

      I also have started experimenting with Flash on my camera to stop motion on moving trains. Lemme know what you guys think, I personally don't like the shadows cast from flash, but its the only way my little point and shoot will capture objects in motion."


      Aah, concerned about 'motion' on a still photo. I'm confused.......

     
  14. inch53

    inch53 TrainBoard Member

    C & EI passes by Mill Creek campground

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  15. C&O Railfan

    C&O Railfan TrainBoard Member

    Mill Creek? This wouldn't be Mill Creek, IL, would it?
     
  16. inch53

    inch53 TrainBoard Member

    It sure is, I was raised out to Clarksville where the lake is now. Do ya know the area????
     
  17. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    Daryl, my little point and shoot has a difficult time taking pictures of objects in motion without blurring the picture. The lens doesn't allow enough light in to "stop" the motion. I started using flash to allow more light into a frame to make the pictures non-blurry. The flash removed the motion "blur" effect but I don't like the shadows cast by the flash.
     
  18. mhampton

    mhampton TrainBoard Member

    The amount of light isn't the only problem. The other part of the equation is shutter speed. That might be the most important part. A faster shutter speed is required to effectively reduce motion blur. Your point and shoot camera probably has a fixed shutter speed and will blur anything that moves. The only thing freezing the motion when you use the flash is the extremely short duration of the flash. Since you're looking for sharp photos, why not just stage the trains in position? Once you take the picture, you can't tell whether they were moving or not.
     
  19. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    Michael,

    Actually I can adjust the shutter speed on the point and shoot. I can also get it to take photos of the trains in motion without flash, but then the photos are ridiculously dark. I could stage my trains in position, but only when I'm operating them. Other club members aren't going to stop their trains just so I can get a few shots.
     

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