Hello everybody, another new guy

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CNWman, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    pics sent

    K,you should get the pics shortly, just E-Mailed 'em to ya:) Thanks:thumb:

    Ben

    P.S. where did you get that smiley?
  2. CCT70

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    Ok, here they are:

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  3. CNWman

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    Ok, I FINALY have some pics up

    And all thanks to Tom on this one. I know they're somewhat crappy, but I only learned how to use the camera the same day. Here are what the pics are:

    1. the front of my workhorse, theF3 CNW 4056
    2.the side of the F3 CNW 4056
    3. Really bad pic of the 4056's rear:oops:
    4. Side of my favorite car, a popsicle 50'wood rebuilt reefer:thumb:
    5.The front of my cabose (with a shot of my freight station)
    6the rear of the caboose
    7.one shot of the Riverside Station (atlas pre-built Maywood Station, labeled and weathered by my dad and me)

    Please comment!:D
  4. CCT70

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    If I may make *one* suggestion, try shining a desk lamp or something that gives off a good source of light aimed towards the models to make the photos better. I know I am not one to talk since my photos suck, but the new camera is still on order. It seems the new Canon XTi's are a hot item lately! At any rate, use the flash as well, and with enough light, future photos will be even better.

    And don't forget to keep us updated on future progress.
  5. CNWman

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    I like your ideas

    Good Idea on the desk lamp, when i got a new desk, I didn't need my old lamp, so i could set that up ( the lamp however is pretty dang bright and can get hot enough to melt plastic on the bulb's surface) As for the camera, it's a kodak easyshare model DX4330 and is my mom's so it's what i'm stuck with. I'll get better though, with practice. As for future updates, you bet!:thumb: Next series of pics: my buildings, ME, and the trouble car!
  6. joesho

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    welcome to the gauge,cnw man your off to a good start.i wish my dad was into mrring:rolleyes: .i like you f unit
  7. wickman

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    Hi cnwman and welcome to the guage . Have you got any direction as per a track plan or are you just kinda workin your way around ?:wave:
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    LOL, actually that was the only decent photo of your loco (the only one that wasn't out-of-focus and fuzzy). :D

    Anyway, a tip.. Either take the photo at a longer distance so it's not so out of focus, or make sure to enable Macro Zoom for closeups. You can also use an image processing software package called Helicon Focus, but I haven't tried that so I don't know how it works (but the results sure look stunning).

    Hope this helps!
  9. CNWman

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    Well, I can try but....

    I really can't take pics from father away because the 4X8 is in the middle of a rather cramped area so that all 4 sides are accesable, leaving about only 2 feet of space of ideal pic takking spots. On a different subject, you can see that only the table is completley done because of huge track gaps and the almost toatal lack of groundsign1
  10. CNWman

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    It's kinda complicated

    Well, my dad and I did have a track plan, but at that time we only had 2 buildings (a customized snack bar & a freight depot repainted) so when we laid out the track, we didn't know if we could fit all the planed buildings in, so we decide to do an unorthadox aproach. We are gonna build all the major buildings first and see how they fit. then we will see if we can do what we planned or will have to redesign it. I like putting stuff together so I'm fine with it. i'll try to get a copy of our current plan up on The-Gauge:thumb:
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    I look forward to see that plan and really enjoy looking at your progress at your layout :)
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    Ok, gonna go get mor pics

    K, I need to go do my daily workout today, and so I'm gonna take some pics while I'm down there as well. Can you post the magan for me Tom?
  13. CCT70

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    Sure. I have to go take my little niece to the hospital to see her new sister and have to then go grocery shopping, so I'll be in and out all day, but send them over and I'll post them as I get time this afternoon.
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    Alright!

    OK, you should have them before 6:30 in your inbox:thumb:
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    Hey CNWman, looks like you are off to a sweet start. I like the F3 unit, do you have a B unit to go with it? Looking forward to seeing some track plans and future work! :) :)
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    No, i'm afraid

    Sadly, the F3 was a single unit then. I'd love to get my hands on the "B" unit, however;)
  17. CCT70

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    Ok, here is the latest batch of photos from "CNWman".

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    Pic set#2

    1.my next building
    2.Kay's side 1 (the blank will have "Kay's" painted on it)
    3. Kay's side 2
    4pic of younger me
    5 the base of the Kays sign
    6 the Kay's sign (handpainted by my dad)
    7. Our woodworking bench (half-buried)
    8. the underside of our table
    9. the only flaw in out plan
    10. the left side
    11. the right side
    12. Why some of the pics suck
    13. the rail side of the depot
    14. the road side of the depot
    15. the back of the station
    16. the lugage side of the station
    17.18. My CNW covered hopper
    19. my derailment-prone tank car
    20.the sisters of the afore-mentioned box car
    21 My other covered hopper
    22.the rail side of the station

    Phew! I gotta go now, talk to ya tomorow:thumb:
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    Huh?

    I work my butt off getting these pictures as good as I can and I label them 13 minutes before midnight and no one's commenting on them?:confused:
  20. joesho

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    lol they look great i forgot about this thread for a while :D you've already made a lot of progress since last post