Awesome photos

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Gary Pfeil, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Here is a link to a Proto87 layout, the track work is excellant but so is the paint work given to structures and scenery. I just love seeing well done track work, and this is the best I've seen. Enjoy.http://www.xclent.clara.net/federal_st/fs_menu.htm
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  2. jkristia

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    that is awesome, love that 3way switch on the second page, really nice track work
  3. pdt

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    Second photo down on the 3rd page shows the locomotive derailed. My guess is that's an unavoidable consequence of modeling as close to scale as possible. P:87 is probably too tight a standard set for me, but it is beautiful to look at.
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Hadn't noticed that. I wouldn't try the P87 myself. As I've put rolling stock on the layout I've replaced wheelsets once already! And while swapping out rolling stock wheelsets only requires cash, loco wheelsets are another matter. To my knowledge there aren't many commercially available replacement wheel/axle sets for locos. I'm not that good mechanically to mess with that. However, the details that have been made for P87 are mostly useable for track laid to the usual standard. I plan to use some of them on my next addition.
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    This was featured in one of the mags awhile back. It is some fantastic modeling!
  6. Gavin171

    Gavin171 New Member

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    saw this layout back in England awhile ago now, nice to see its got its own web site dont think ive got the skills for p 87 but great for insperation one of the best layouts i've ever scene, have a look its worth it.
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    that is a very nice layout :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That is excellent work! I'm going to use the Phillips Mine and Mill Supply as a model fo what my steel mill could look like. Something to shoot for. Fantastic trackwork!
    Ralph
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    Clerk Active Member

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    Great pictures Gary
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    NEMMRRC New Member

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    Unbelievable lighting on those photos. Very nice layout. I really like the coal dock.

    Jaime
  11. CharlesH.

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    I saw the link earlier and that is one truly great looking layout. The trackwork is masterful, the grassy scenery looks so... lush, and the town scenes really make it look like it was 1947 or thereabouts. Great job.
  12. Locobreath

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    Thanks Gary:

    Beautiful layout in such a small space. Top-notch.
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    WOW!!!!!
    What everyone else has said, and then some! :thumb: :thumb:
    There is, however, a lesson to be learned here. I'll get the cliche out of the way first; "the camera never lies". The more perfect you try to make everything, the more perfect you have to make it. With the beautiful trackwork, buildings, weathering,signs, and detail, the coupler pins stand out like a sore thumb.
    A friend of mine used color slides, projected on a screen to detect imperfections in scale, color, detail, and fit and finish. He found, after correcting the "problems" in the first set of photos, that new problems became noticible. He would usually do at least three sets of photos before he was done.
    Understanding that magnetic couplers need their pins to work properly, there was no choice but to leave the pins in place. I guess that's just one of the " what ifs" that has to be part of the planning process.
    Yeah.........I really should be able to do as well, and not pick, but it is in picking, mostly kept in private, that I learn.
    Pete
  14. The Man

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    Really nice! :)
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I was just going through a stack of 2003 Model Railroader Magazines and i found the Proto:87. It is in the May 2003 issue and it is titled The Pennsy in Britain. It really gives you alot of information. Again this is a very nice layout :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for the link Gary. WOW fantastic trackwork rolling stock and structures
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    That is indeed a great looking layout. :thumb:
    Yes,P87 does have tight tolerances much more then I am willing to go. :D I do admire those that model P87. :thumb: :D
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    An outstanding example of excellen craftsmanship! And also the photographic work is astounding!

    While I wouldn't go to such extremes in precision modelling, there are always lots of details visible on the photographs, which help to push our detailing attemps a little bit further. :thumb: :D

    Thanks for the link, Gary! :wave:

    Ron
  19. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Awesome Pics.

    thanks!
  20. SAL Comet

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    Great layout, thanks for posting the link.