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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by sullivan1985 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:14 pm

Clinchfield U36C 3601

My weathered and detailed Atlas U36C wearing Clinchfield Railroad colors.

I have all three units that Atlas released fully detailed and weathered. Tsunami Soundtraxx decoders are the next and final step.

This model is displayed HO-Scale layout at the New York Society of Model Engineers in Carlstadt, NJ.

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Cosmo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:14 pm

Ok, here'goes...
One fine day in 1938 New Hampshire...

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9B ... directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Fc ... directlink

And a few years later, thanks to Kodak...

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bc ... directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_U ... directlink

These shots were taken on my G scale "Backyard Mountain Division" in CT.
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by AntonioFP45 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:44 am

Rick Abramson wrote:Here's a Jet passing thru Devon,CT.
Rick! It's been a long time, amigo. Just wanted to say "Hello" to you. I lost track of you after you left the "other" forum a couple of years ago. So glad to see that you're very active and still sharing information and photos of your work as well as of the New Haven.

Although I've been concentrating on the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad's passenger equipment, my interest in the New Haven is quite strong again now that I've gotten a good handle (imho) on metalizing streamlined passenger cars with Alclad 2.
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I recently posted a thread and it should show up once the moderator OKs it.

Although crude in detail, and the riveted roofs are incorrect, I still plan on assembling E & B VALLEY New Haven passenger car kits that I got years back. I wish someone would produce a decent looking Pullman Standard 8600 series style passenger car shell.

BTW: Does Branford Hobbies still produce the HO EP5? I can't find a website for this store, but have read that the NHRR historical/tech society gives this business a thumbs up.

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by green_elite_cab » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:44 pm

AntonioFP45 wrote: BTW: Does Branford Hobbies still produce the HO EP5? I can't find a website for this store, but have read that the NHRR historical/tech society gives this business a thumbs up.
I've also been wondering this. everyone i've asked says "yes I think so, but i couldn't tell you how to get in touch with him."

I've seen photos, for a time, IHP was selling Branford EP5s, but not anymore (at least, not when i asked).
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Hauspiper » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:32 pm

The only locomotive that I am a foamer with is the EMD BL2. When I was aquired an unfinshed layout from a freind, I decided that the first pic I should take is of BL2 # 50 in HO Scale with BAR stock.
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Anthony RMLI » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:15 pm

Good Job Mike!

Glad someone got some use out of that layout

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Montrealrail » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:33 pm

A shot with my CN Budd RDC over a bridge.
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and here they are in action in video,on SMFQ layout..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMH53WoF9Zg

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by green_elite_cab » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:17 pm

My E44As on Andy Rubbo's Lane Tower module. Excellent work on Andy's part. I hope I didn't seem to excited.

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Ken S. » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:23 pm

Unfortunately, I can't post pics of my trains on the carpet, otherwise I'd post a pic of a Darth Vader figure next to a Bachmann E60 that somehow split a switch. :-D

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by green_elite_cab » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:33 pm

Ken S. wrote:Unfortunately, I can't post pics of my trains on the carpet, otherwise I'd post a pic of a Darth Vader figure next to a Bachmann E60 that somehow split a switch. :-D
Wait, who says you can't? don't worry about the crazy perfectionist people here.

I once had people tell me i couldn't post pictures because my layout had "bare plywood" on it. What did you want? i was only JUST building the layout in the first place! There are a lot of "elitists" in the hobby world, but you just have to ignore them.

If people don't like darth vader and carpet with their trains, they can ignore it and move on.
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Ken S. » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:35 pm

green_elite_cab wrote:Wait, who says you can't? don't worry about the crazy perfectionist people here.

I once had people tell me i couldn't post pictures because my layout had "bare plywood" on it. What did you want? i was only JUST building the layout in the first place! There are a lot of "elitists" in the hobby world, but you just have to ignore them.

If people don't like darth vader and carpet with their trains, they can ignore it and move on.
Otto Vondrak wrote:Please, no trains on the carpet, dinner table, or desktop.
That's why I can't post it.

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by green_elite_cab » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:49 pm

Ken S. wrote:
green_elite_cab wrote:Wait, who says you can't? don't worry about the crazy perfectionist people here.

I once had people tell me i couldn't post pictures because my layout had "bare plywood" on it. What did you want? i was only JUST building the layout in the first place! There are a lot of "elitists" in the hobby world, but you just have to ignore them.

If people don't like darth vader and carpet with their trains, they can ignore it and move on.
Otto Vondrak wrote:Please, no trains on the carpet, dinner table, or desktop.
That's why I can't post it.
I can kinda see where he is coming from, because its supposed to be action shots on a model railroad if you take the thread name strictly.

Why don't you have a layout? wood is pretty cheap, even if you wanted to make something small to play with and take photos on.
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Ken S. » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:03 pm

green_elite_cab wrote:I can kinda see where he is coming from, because its supposed to be action shots on a model railroad if you take the thread name strictly.

Why don't you have a layout? wood is pretty cheap, even if you wanted to make something small to play with and take photos on.
No room to put that kind of setup.

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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by conrail71 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:50 pm

Dude, do what I did. Ballast a short piece of track and go outside, natural lighting is the best for shooting models most of the time anyway. Like this;

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The whole "diorama is just 4 X 5 inches mounted on an old tripod

Or skip the track and just hold the model in your hand and remove it later on your PC, like I did here;

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These are by no means "contest quality photography" but they get the point across and there's no carpet, desktop clutter or dirty dishes to distract the viewer from the subject!
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by green_elite_cab » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:43 am

conrail71 wrote:Dude, do what I did. Ballast a short piece of track and go outside, natural lighting is the best for shooting models most of the time anyway. Like this;


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These are by no means "contest quality photography" but they get the point across and there's no carpet, desktop clutter or dirty dishes to distract the viewer from the subject!
Mike
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Ken S. wrote:
green_elite_cab wrote:I can kinda see where he is coming from, because its supposed to be action shots on a model railroad if you take the thread name strictly.

Why don't you have a layout? wood is pretty cheap, even if you wanted to make something small to play with and take photos on.
No room to put that kind of setup.
there is always room for a small set up. You only need a short section of track and some well thought out scenery. For the most part, the cameras i've played with can only take a focuses pictures a few car lengths back from the locomotive (if you can get the whole locomotive in focus). Look at my E44s on the module above. as Conrail71 did, all i'd have to do is take this module out side, set is somewhere convenient, and take photos that don't let you see how short the train really is.
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