Weekend Foto Fun 10-2-04

r_i_straw Oct 3, 2004

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I guess that means that I can do this. [​IMG]

    I will start this off with a shot of some of my NTRAK modules. This shows the Imperial Cotton Gin and the Visco Chemical Company.
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    Here is a photo of the area I was trying to model that was taken in 1953.
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  2. RED ROCK

    RED ROCK TrainBoard Supporter

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    [​IMG] Very impressive Russell. [​IMG]
    Man I'd say you nailed it. Very nice!
     
  3. Bryant

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  4. Carl Sowell

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    I may have posted these before but I don't remember. Anyway, these are different angles and much better photography.

    John Sing made these images at the Chantilly extravaganza.

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  5. Ed M

    Ed M Passed away May 2012 In Memoriam

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    Russ - I've seen your work in person, think it was set up at the museum in Rosenberg, when we lived in Houston. Really nice. Nice work on the photography too!

    Carl - Excellent job on the refinery. That gets much closer to reality than most models I've seen. It really gives the feel of a refinery. Congratulations.


    Ed (who has seen the inside of a lot of refineries!)
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Carl, is that snow or cotton that blew over from my modules next door in the layout?

    Thanks John, as you can see there still had to be a lot of compression to get as much in as I could.

    Ed, thanks for your kind words. We will be set up again at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum in November if you make it North of the boarder for a visit.
     
  7. N_S_L

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    How do these retaining walls look? My first ever attempt at weathering... be honest please!

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  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I think the walls look convincing. The texture is highlighted showing the mortar between the stones while the vertical streaking shows the effects of rainwater running down the face.
     
  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Russell,

    That module is what i call prototype perfection an excellent module.

    Today, myself, flash and Jason went to Sydney Model Railroad exhibition held in Liverpool, here are a few pics.

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  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    So Bryant. Do you have a collection of photos of the High Plains to use as "photo shop" backgrounds for your photos? They look very convincing. I had to look at the zoomed in image on Railimages to detect what you did. Nice job.
     
  11. atsf_arizona

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    SNFF 10 3 04

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    Working on house remodeling, so limited model railroad work!

    However, on recent business trip, was able to finish doing the number boards on these two Atlas/Kato 1993-era Santa Fe GP30's:

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    Here's the numberboard view from the rear:

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    Decaled the numbers one at a time, using the small white numbers from MicroScale N scale set 60-1161 (the Santa Fe Zebra Stripe decal set). As you can tell, when rushing it, the rear numbers on "1249" didn't come out as well as the "1283". Oh well, at normal N scale viewing distances I can't tell.

    Before and after (yeah, those bright copper MT coupler pins have to get painted!):

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    Next week, I'll be offline as I'll be in Scottsdale, Arizona, visiting
    LongTrain (Bob Woods) at the Sun-N-Sand NTrak club.

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    Finally, I managed to add some additional layout tour photos taken at the National Narrow Gauge Convention that was held in Santa Clara, Calif, from Sept 1-4, 2004.

    While not N scale, some great train modeling.

    Go here if you'd like to take a look at Volumes for Jim Vail, John La Barbra, Dr. Richard Miller, and Western Pacific Layouts.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/atsf_arizona_layout_tours

    Here's a teaser (it's On3):

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    Great sharing, all!

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  12. Bryant

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    Russell-- Yes, I have a few West Texas photos on my computer that I use as background scenes. My blue-wall backgrounds did not add much to my pics and real life photos add a lot of realism. Being relatively new to MRR, my efforts are largely directed towards self-amusement and maybe others will share in my amusement. To me, it is all for fun.
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  13. WPZephyrFan

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    Hey, John...did Jim Dias rebuild his WP layout? When it was in MR a while ago, it wasn't a double decker. [​IMG]
    Great photos by the way...Jim's layout is one of my favs and an inspiration for me! Now, if only I had a garage...
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    On saturday I visited a friend's outdoor layout as he was having a G scale meet. Most visitors were from local (Leicester) G scale club members.

    After a heavy downpour, the sun came out and fun was had by all.

    Here is a very wet Sumpter valley artic.

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  15. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Some pics of a Santa Fe mike

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  16. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A very nicely weathered NW2 in Burlington scheme

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  17. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    My friend ran his UP challenger. It has a superb sound system (as did most of the locomotives)

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    My friend looking proud of his locomotive [​IMG]
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  18. atsf_arizona

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    Hi, WPZephyrFan,

    I don't know if Jim Dias rebuilt his layout, this is the only time I've been there..... but he clearly has two decks now! Yes, his layout is a very very nice depiction of the Western Pacific in the late steam years.
     
  19. HemiAdda2d

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    WOW, that is a HUGE engine!
    How much does it weigh?
     
  20. N_S_L

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    Russ, where did you gt all the scrath building stuff (siding, roofing, etc..) I need to get some and all my LHS's dont carry squat [​IMG]
     

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