weekend foto fun 11-19-05

TPWMAN Nov 19, 2005

  1. Pete Nolan

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    OK, here it is (from the N scale forum)!

    I actually finished this about three weeks ago. It's a WWII subchaser--a 175' ship of about 450 tons capable of about 20 knots, and highly maneuverable. The US made about 450 of these during the War. Most were scrapped shortly after the War; this one PC 466 lasted until about 1960 in the Naval Reserve. It was built in Quincy, Mass.

    I was not online during Veteran's Day, so this will be my tribute to the sailors who have served so admirably during our conflicts.

    I still need to paint some of the last details, and do a general clean-up, but this ship just struck me when I found plans online. I estimate it took me 24 hours to build it, spread out over a month.

    I think it will be a nice addition to my Naval Yard. Behind it is the 125' CG Cutter McLain.

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    Thanks for the kind words! :D
    Here's another: (the F's are now in Jason's fleet) *kicks self* *kick* Oh well, the IM F7's are coming soon! :D

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  3. atsf_arizona

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    Hi, all,

    I was fortunate enough on my recent Europe business trip to visit the very
    large HO model railroad at Minature Wonderland:

    http://www.miniatur-wunderland.de/

    This is the huge model railroad in a old historic warehouse district in
    Hamburg, Germany, with four different themes (Europe, America,
    Alps, Scandanavia); it was featured in the February 2004 Model Railroader.

    I spent the day there, and took a series of 'you-are-there' layout tour
    photos, which can be seen at:

    http://community.webshots.com/user/Minature_Wonderland-reg

    This layout is incredible. The detailing, moving automobiles, figures, full
    night time lighting are in many cases worthy of contest level modeling. (Minature
    Wonderland is a modeler's layout, not a rough unattractive Northlandz kind of
    layout).

    It is also very interesting to see how the Europeans characterized the
    United States model railroad scenes, i.e. their perception of us.

    Below is a summary overview. I feel very fortunate to have visited, and
    I hope you enjoy the photos and can share in the fun with me as well.

    Some of you who like ship models, check out photo #12 below!

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    1. The Modelleisenbahn Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany

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    2. Alpen layout at Minature Wonderland - panorama right side

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    3. Alpen Minature Wonderland - Paorama Left side Alpen


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    4. Alpen Minature Wonderland - the town of Saint Wendel and the Alps

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    5. Amerika Minature Wonderland - the Las Vegas scene

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    6. Amerika Minature Wonderland - the Grand Canyon

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  4. atsf_arizona

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    Part 2:


    7. Minature Wonderland - Landungsbrucken - a famous waterside restaurant in Hamburg

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    8. Minature Wonderland - a famous bridge, Kohlbrandbrucke, over Hamburg harbor

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    9. Minature Wonderland - model of AOL-Arena in Arena, complete with 12,000 Preiser figures

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    10. Minature Wonderland - Hamburg skyscraper under construction

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    11. Minature Wonderland - Knuffingen bridges - this was Feb 2004 MR article's lead photo shot


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    12.
    Minature Wonderland Scandanavia - Ship in real water, sails under it's own power


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    13. Minature Wonderland Scandanavia Kiruna - snow worker "oops!"

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    14. Minature Wonderland Scandanavia Kiruna Mine in winter


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  5. atsf_arizona

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    Part 3:


    15.
    Minature Wonderland Control Center - Looks like NASA - railroad is fully computer operated and automated


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    16. Minature Wonderland North Sea Sunflowers

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    17. Minature Wonderland - Overview of layout size and cost

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    I hope this layout tour is interesting for you all.
     
  6. Powersteamguy1790

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    Hemi:

    That's another great photo... [​IMG]

    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  7. SecretWeapon

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    Hey John Sing,
    Great tour [​IMG]
     
  8. MEC_FAN

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    Have'nt worked on the layout for a couple of weeks now, but picked up the new Atlas MEC Geep-7's last week, Thanks Atlas these are really sharp!!
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    From the run a couple of years ago.
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    MEC 562/565 running light to NMJ.
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  9. Tad

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    Some progress on my Paducah GPs.

    ADN 1810.

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    ADN 1811.

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    ADN 1810.

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    ADN 1811

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  10. Flash Blackman

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    Tad. Gold Medal Models brass? That etching is old but a very good one for a lot of details. Excellent engines, too! [​IMG]

    I used my GMM to convert a LL GP18 to a GP9.

    [ November 20, 2005, 06:55 PM: Message edited by: sapacif ]
     
  11. Tad

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    Yes, sir. From the Gold Medal Models #160-40 Detailing set .

    Thanks, Flash.
     
  12. Tompm

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    Leif
    Nice looking units!

    Bob
    Nice layout shots and weathering on the Santa Fe boxcar! I like the sepia shot of the steam donkey!

    Paul
    Great shots!

    Flash
    Nice looking loco!

    Hemi
    Awesome looking train!

    Jim
    Nice looking logger!

    Mike
    Cool scene of something that happens way too often around here!

    Pete
    Awesome looking ships!

    Hemi
    Great looking F units!

    John Sing
    Great photos of the show! There is some awesome modeling going on there!

    MEC_Fan
    Great looking units!
     
  13. Tompm

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    Here are a couple of quickies from the Grain Elevator Diorama. The tank car is a MDC/Roundhouse 26’ tank car and is part of a car exchange that I am participating in.

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  14. Flash Blackman

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    That tank car sure gets my attention! Is it a prototype or freelance?
     
  15. Tompm

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    Flash

    I don't know much about the car as it is owned by someone else. I know the box has the name bath on it so I don't think it is a custom job.
     
  16. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Tom:

    I like the steamer.. Your Grain elevator diorama looks great... I enjoyed the pictures of the progress to the finished diorama.

    What color did you use for the grain elevator. If I remember you used several different washes.

    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  17. Tompm

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    Thanks Bob.

    Off the top of my head I used Apple Barrel Red Apple for the color of the buildings. For the washes on the roof I used Folk Art Light Red Oxide, and Raw Umber. For the rest of the buildings and a final wash on the roof , I used Charcoal Gray.
     
  18. Tompm

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    Here is my late entry for this weekend. The photos were taken last night but I didn’t get around to posting them. They are from the Passenger Station Diorama.

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  19. Tompm

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  20. Powersteamguy1790

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    Tom:

    Very nicely done. I really like your weathering technique and style.

    Stay cool and run steam.... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     

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