*** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS

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

Post by Ken S. » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:50 am

In this case though, it was an unplanned and completely unexpected switch-split derailment that I decided to have some fun with by putting Vader next to it.

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

Post by Otto Vondrak » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:26 pm

green_elite_cab wrote:
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?
Probably I did.
don't worry about the crazy perfectionist people here.
I wouldn't worry about those crazy perfectionist people either, since they don't post here. Not perfect enough for them.
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.
Sorry if your photos did not match what we were asking for in this thread. Keep working on your layout and show off your skills as you complete sections you are proud of!
If people don't like darth vader and carpet with their trains, they can ignore it and move on.
Actually the point of this thread is to showcase models in a finished environment. For this thread, we're not interested in roster shots of newly acquired toys, or trains on the carpet, or on bare plywood... We love to see models in-progress and layouts in-progress, and we really love to see completed models and completed (or, as near-to-complete as you dare) layouts and scenes. Show us your best work! Start another thread if you want to post photos of other projects you are working on... :-)

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

Post by green_elite_cab » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:31 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote: [quote="green_elite_cab]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.
Sorry if your photos did not match what we were asking for in this thread. Keep working on your layout and show off your skills as you complete sections you are proud of!

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That was on another forum. I don't think i've gotten any complaints here, even on this thread, for bare plywood (and i'm sure its around). Its probably because the majority of the scenes are complete (and i'm to cheap to by fascia for the sides of my layout).

I recognize the purpose of this thread, and i later realized that. However, given the last few pages, where there is few "environmnet" around the trains, i don't think it should be super strict.

toys? yeah, they can stay out, but hey, not everyone has something to work with.
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Crabman1130 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:22 pm

green_elite_ cab.

WOW. Nice work.

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

Post by Montrealrail » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:12 pm

outdoor HO scale train
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Athearn Genesis CN SD75I and Athearn blue box limited edition VIA FA and B unit..

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

Post by Cosmo » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:21 pm

(I gotta say it!)

Mine's bigger! :P
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Post by 3rdrail » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:44 pm

That must be great on a nice day to sit out there with a drink and watch the trains go by. The more you have, the more realistic they get ! Before long, you think that your looking at the D&RGW skirting the Animas River on a mountain ledge ! Nice work, Cosmo !
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Cosmo » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:55 pm

3rdrail wrote:That must be great on a nice day to sit out there with a drink and watch the trains go by. The more you have, the more realistic they get ! Before long, you think that your looking at the D&RGW skirting the Animas River on a mountain ledge ! Nice work, Cosmo !
Hee-hee, except that it's supposed to be the MAINE CENTRAL running through Crawford Notch! But I get what you're saying. :wink:
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by 3rdrail » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:23 pm

No, my bad. Was just using the D&RGW thing as I knew more references to it - Animas, etc. Yours looks like MC. I'll take you up on the offer one of these days. I'm going stir crazy. I'd join a club but I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member ! yuckyuckyuck!!! (-Groucho)
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Montrealrail » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:03 pm

Last summer,a very long CN trailer train,in the video,we can see locomotives and the end of the train behind it,a quiet long train too..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plGL6IDwhxo

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Post by B&M 1227 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:48 pm

A pair of WRS GP15-1s run back to Lebanon Yard with a cut of cars picked up from NECR at White River Junction. The freight house is a scratchbuilt model of the one in West Chelmsford MA.
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by 3rdrail » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:10 pm

Wouldn't want to see this exposure for most train shots, but that's a very effective "winter blizzard" effect. Looks ominous. I'd be tempted to write a little script along with it. For this effect, the b&w and exposure is fine.It needs a few more touches, perhaps- shovels, snow plow at the ready. I'd throw in a few background items. You can almost get away with not having too much background as a swirling nor'easter would eliminate anything seen back there. Try a fuzzy row of snowy trees maybe ? Everything muted. Nice work with the clingy, wet snow. Anyway, I enjoyed the shot a great deal and you gave me some ideas for a future shoot. Thanks !
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Otto Vondrak » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:59 pm

Really nice blizzard effect, and I like how the locomotive lights are the appropriate brightness, too. Very nice, we need to see more, please!!

You might want to try this for an easy backdrop to represent muted, distant hillsides... try some torn dark contruction paper, brown or black or dark green, or dark blue...

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

Post by 3rdrail » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:38 pm

B&M1227. Please know that these suggestions aren't critical of your work. To the contrary, I think that it's outstanding. It's the most original and different than anything that I've seen come from the model world. I like also the way that the front end of the locomotive is illuminated- but that the lighting quickly diminishes. If you were taking a shot of a real loco in blizzard conditions with a strong strobe, you would get exactly the same result as the snow refracts the light in all different directions, causing it to not focus as it would on a clear night. The dark sky is perfect- in it, the snow in the foreground is lit with the background dark. Perfect ! Please burn off a roll ( or pixels, whichever you prefer) with different techniques attempted. (You could have a blast with this project in your own b&w dark room with exposures, etc.) You could probably come up with an award winning photo ! :-D :-D
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Re: *** SHARE YOUR MODEL RAILROAD ACTION PHOTOS - 2010

Post by Hauspiper » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:37 am

Preview of the Lionel Visitor Center layout now at the Railroad Museum of Long Island in Riverhead NY. That is set to open in April. My 1950 Lionel 773 Hudson resting on the turntable.
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