Weekend Foto Fun 4-29-05

r_i_straw Apr 29, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Time to kick this topic off again.
    This is a shot Art Fahie sent me of his N scale sugar refinery.
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  2. N_S_L

    N_S_L TrainBoard Member

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    A couple selected shots from my unit train post:

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  3. Tompm

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    Russell
    Great shot! Kind of reminds of the old Domino faciltiy that used to be on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia.

    Mike
    Great pictures! Love the bridge in the second one.
     
  4. Flash Blackman

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    Very nice shot on Art's sugar factory. I may have seen that in a magazine?

    We were discussing lumber loads and most of those go on flat cars. At one time, some lumber was carried in boxcars. Here is a stock MT boxcar with a lumberload. I like to keep the doors partially open so you can tell something is in there. [​IMG] These are small pieces of hardwood glued inside. The lumber pieces are actually just pencil lines drawn on the side of the hardwood. These were made by my friend, Jerry Schamahorn.
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    And here is a shot of the loading dock of Merchant's Ice and Cold Storage. Note Bob Batson's Texas Central RR reefer in place.
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    Bob Batson's Texas Central Railroad:
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  5. Bruce-in-MA

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    Very nice work! Mike - like those rock faces and bridges.

    Not doing much lately, so I'll bore you with a couple of old shots.

    To keep the warehouse theme going, here is my rather modest entry [​IMG] :
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    Here's a really old shot of my small freight depot:
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  6. Powersteamguy1790

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    Some old B&W photo's of the JJJ&E gives you a different perspective:

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

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    Here are a few shots with my new Rebel XT;

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    Echo, on tripod, Apeture priority

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  8. Flash Blackman

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    John:

    Excellent as usual. I like the third picture where the boxcar roofs are not all the same height. Looks real!
     
  9. Bryant

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    Great shots everyone!
    Here is one I did yesterday. I was fooling around with little people and old cars. Just to make sure it was 'railroady', there is an observation car behind the depot. I hope yall can tell that this is West Texas.
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  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Kind of like this? Yup, West Texas. [​IMG]
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  11. Flash Blackman

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    And remember, Bryant, West Texas is so flat that you have to have some signs around to tell the water which way to run!

    (That last was a joke.)

    Bryant, I am getting this station mixed up with the one on Tompm's module. This is also very nice and the colors seem to match the Espee station colors very closely. I do like the cars; I need to get some on my layout, too. Great job!! [​IMG]

    You might want to make a white stone Texas chimney, too. Like the rocks near the station.
     
  12. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Bryant:

    I like that old Buick..... [​IMG]

    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  13. Bookbear1

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    John W, I LOVE the shot looking up at the bridges.... [​IMG]
     
  14. Tompm

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    Bruce-in-MA
    Great pictures!

    Bob
    Nice steam power shots!

    John W
    The bridges are just incredible!

    Bryant
    Great scene! It really feels like you are there!

    Flash
    Bryant’s station looks like the old Arlee station. The station I used for the Passenger Station Diorama is also the Arlee station, except the colors are different and a cupola was added. Model Power calls it something else also. I repainted it Sunflower and Green for the Passenger Station Diorama.

    Here are a few photos showing some action on the Passenger Station Diorama.

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  15. Sten

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    hey all,

    another weekend of no medel trains, but bought Track Builder 3 (to go with Train Dispatcher 3) and designed a territory based on Oatley to Bondi Junction which is part of the Illawarra lines on CityRails suburban network. I played the first 4 hrs with a fe wof the trains and this is going to be one tough territory. :0
     
  16. sitchad

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    Very nice pictures everyone. Just a couple random ones from me.

    For the Alco fans.
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    And the GP fans.
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  17. Espeeman

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    That would be ME!!! :D

    Nice work, as usual, Sitchad!!!
     
  18. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Chad:

    Those photo's are looking good..


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  19. Pete Nolan

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    I spent a little time this morning foolling around with a few camera in the trainroom. It's been a while since I've shown the progress we've made. I'm still not able to lug a lot of photo gear around, and stretch into ridiculous photographer positions, so these are quick "helicopter shots." In a few weeks I should be able to shoot these better.

    Let's start with the roundhouse. As I'm getting more and more steam locos equipped with decoders, I'm going to have to start fiddling with the turntable. Don't known what happened to the sharpness here.

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    We've been working a little bit on the roundhouse leads. This picture also shows the diesel yard behind the leads, with a new sanding and fueling facility, and the Alco Turbo works. The jennies in the background are on the 50-foot lead track to the yard; the mainline is behind them. You can also see the little access opening--just a little too small for my 6'-3", 225 lbs wide body. I haven't finished the backdrop in this corner.

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    Third is a new shot of J-Town, pronounced Ho-town. The switchers are on the yard lead behind the jennies.

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    Here's a new shot of the docks, which are getting busy. We've been trying to get to the back wall to finish it off, but only I can reach it, so it will be a while. Multi-deck layouts do present some problems in photography, as there is not a whole lot of vertical depth to play with.

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    I got tired at this point, so rather than move around the room, moving all the lights, I stopped to take this picture of the research reactor, which is at the same end of the room, but a deck up.

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    I was playing with Jeanne's little Sony Cybershot. You know, I'm much more comfortable with a Nikon D100--I couldn't figure out how to shut off the flash on the Sony (yeah, so who reads manuals?) I like the fact it's about the size of a pack of playing cards, so I could put it into locations the hulky Nikon won't go. Depth of field, though, is a problem. So here's a graveyard shot from her camera:

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  20. sitchad

    sitchad TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Pete, that is some roundhouse, very nice.
     

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