Weekend Foto Fun Jan. 19, 2007

r_i_straw Jan 19, 2007

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I guess I can launch this topic for the week with this old photo from my files. This started out as a N&W Y6-B. Added a Bachmann cylindrical tender to make an AC-6.
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  2. Flash Blackman

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    Russell: Is that telephone pole real or a part of the module? Nice picture that looks like Texas rice country! :thumbs_up:
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The telegraph poles are slightly modified Altas models. Still working on training some mutant spiders to string silk from insulator to insulator. ;)
     
  4. Pete Nolan

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    Here we've swung around about 90 degrees. This is the view up Milk Street to Washinton Street. Jeanne built and detailed the diner and Gulf Station. These last two shots are only an approximation of the shopping district, with some familiar names like Filene's, Jordan Marsh and the Orpheum Theater. Most streets in Boston are one way; I'd forgotten that when I put down the center stripe. Most of the smaller shops are named for family or friends.

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    The sky is Photoshopped in; otherwise you'd be looking at the bottom of the second deck. I had to shoot this at f/22 at 12mm, and experienced some barrel distortion that I couldn't correct. This is the first image when it was apparent. I correct the perspective on these photos by using the "Skew" command, which is a bit more flexible than the "Persepective" command. Skew allows me to correct each side of the image individually, while Perspective corrects both sides equally. The "Spherize" command, used to correct barrel distortion, didn't work here, as the distortion was not regular.
     
  5. Pete Nolan

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    A maintenance crew repairs the crossing lights at Ames Corner, named for Jeanne's maternal grandad, who had a tailor and men's clothing store in Boston for many decades. I'm gradually replacing the printed paper skyscrapers with 3D models like the one our train is passing under. This was a kitbash from the roofs of the Bachmann Car Repair sheds. This is the other end of Washington Street.

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  6. Pete Nolan

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    Past Ames Corner is the turn past Phillie's Tavern, a great place for a beer and perhaps playing a few numbers. Here we start another long climb up to the high bridges.

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  7. Pete Nolan

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    We're now on the 2.5% upgrade to the high bridges. The rock cliff beneath the lead engine is simply a photo of a cliff in Alaska. The station is also just printed paper, with the doors cut in. The doors are from Bachmann's Car Shed kit. Since I joined many of those kits together, I had lots of doors left over. I haven't painted the rails here, as it's a long reach. I'll get to it eventually.

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  8. Powersteamguy1790

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    Stay cool and run steam.....:cool::cool:
     
  9. Carl Sowell

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    " Staying Cool and Running Steam "
     
  10. SecretWeapon

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  11. Flash Blackman

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    I will spend tomorrow adding plaster to the SAMRA club layout. I scratch built this H0 scale road bridge from a prototype here in San Antonio. It is to be used on the big SAMRA layout and may be placed tomorrow. The roadway is temporary; I hope to construct a wooden deck before it is finalized.

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  12. Monon64

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    Nice bridge Flash!!!
     
  13. Wolfgang Dudler

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    Flash,
    how did you construct this bridge? I'm looking for bridges. Some day Westport will get one.

    Now, I had to take a picture. You see Plywood Extra running through Third Street District.

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    It's fun to run an Alco with sound!

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  14. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This week I took delivery of 5 tank cars and a Frisco caboose, yes I can't believe I have folded to Charlie's demands that I have Frisco on my layout lol.

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    The GP35's were recently weathered using chalks. I really like the tank cars so looks like a second order to Kevin Stevens (KSISales) will be forthcoming
     
  15. okane

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    Hopefully you will be sending Charlie the bill for the Frisco advertising and endorsement LOL
     
  16. stewarttrains98

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    Well here is my first ever contribution to tje weekend photo fun. I apologize for the lighting but I did the best that I could do under the given . Well here is my kitbashed/custom built NS GP49 that started life as an Athearn GP50. It was painted and detailed to match the prototype photos that I had of the unit.
     

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  17. BALOU LINE

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    I added some new trees this weekend. These are Heiki trees in the 4"-7" size. I really like the way they tower over the train now.
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    I plan on adding more this size and may possibly add even taller trees. The ponderosa pine forest I model can reach 180' no problem. I'll slowly add taller trees till I get the look I'm after.
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    This is a reminder of a summer day in the high country with the sweet smell of pines on the warm breeze.
     
  18. river_eagle

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    dug back deep into the hard drive for these
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  19. Flash Blackman

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    1961 Impala police car? Nice!!
     
  20. river_eagle

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    mini metals!!!!
     

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