Weekend Photo Fun August 6, 2010

r_i_straw Aug 6, 2010

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    St. John's Methodist Church in Richmond, Texas.

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    Gasoline Alley. Texaco, Phillips 66, Gulf and Sinclair. Not shown to the lower right are the Humble and Mobile stations.
     
  2. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Great scenery. I like those angled streets.

    Here's my part, my finished LaBelle caboose. The stock car started also as LaBelle kit.


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    Wolfgang
     
  3. katmaan100

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    Caboose

    WOW Wolfgang, if you added a canyon or small hillside behind the photo, I WOULD question if it was a model or prototype.
    Very good job.
     
  4. mogollon

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    It may be 107 degrees outside, but it is nice in the shade at the Bloated Goat #2 in Mogollon. The beer is cold and poker is the game of choice.
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  5. SteamDonkey74

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    Careful. There are some rough looking characters there. They might not be too friendly.
     
  6. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I love this picture! I showed this to my friends in the graphic department and they thought it was outstanding. They took the liberty of enhancing it just a bit. Hope you don't mine.
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  7. mogollon

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    Thanks Candy. I would have messed with the photo myself but my Photosuite program was lost when we redid my computer. As for the sun & shadows, blame Mother Nature...the Mogollon Railway is outside.
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  8. BNbob

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    Here's my latest scratchbuilding attempt; a Linde liquid argon tank car (HO). The basic tank is from an Athearn 62-ft tank car that I've had for about 30 years; other than the trucks and couplers, the rest is scratched. Made the decals too since there aren't any commercially available sets.

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  9. Candy_Streeter

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    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Candy_Streeter

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    I'd like to move to this town ! It's so pleasant and charming
     
  11. jhn_plsn

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    Nice scene of the beer stop and Gas alley. I hope the tanker drivers are not in there playing poker and drinking.
    Bob thats a fine job on the tanker.

    Hopefully by the end of the weekend I can post a little bridge project so I can get the scenery done on my freemoN module.
     

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  12. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Thanks. It still has some charm I guess, sixty years later. Many of the old buildings are still there. Here is what the old Gulf station looks like now. It is a coffee shop with a caboose added for a reading room. The Phillips station is a bail bondsman. The old Sinclair station is now a tire store.
     
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  13. mikelhh

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    A thicket made from twigs and roots [weeding finally has some purpose! :tb-biggrin:] on my winter layout.

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    Love that tank car, BNbob!

    Mike
     
  14. MOPMAN

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    A thunder storm passes east of Ozark.

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  15. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    If you were a guy (I think it's guys-only) and you got in enough trouble in Texas, and then afterwards straightened out, you might eventually be living in the Jester Pre-Release Correctional Center just east of this town.
     
  16. mogollon

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    Jim-very nice. Last time I saw clouds like that, I was busy covering up my layout!
    Woodie
     
  17. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Mike - your artistry (modeling and photographic) never ceases to amaze! I may have missed in the past, but what lighting do use, lens, exposure, f-stop, etc?
     
  18. jeffrey-wimberly

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    I wonder how old this 40' box is. Nobody at the Leesville yard seems to know.
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  19. mikelhh

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    Rick that's very kind of you. Thankyou.

    My camera is an old 4 megapixel Olympus C750-UZ set to its highest resolution, manual aperture setting to f 8, auto focus, auto white balance. Camera was sitting on a thin pad of white foam. The camera has on-board sharpening too, which I set at +5, and on-board saturation control which I set at -1.
    You can still buy them secondhand on ebay, which is where we bought our spare - in case this one ever breaks down. I might even get another!
    The scene was lit with a single triphosphor fluoro overhead, and from the side with a single 500W halogen floodlight - very hot and can also damage your eyes.
    Mike
     
  20. OC Engineer JD

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    That looks fantastic! :)
     

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