New business district...

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  1. Art67

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    Thought some of you might like to see the business district that will be a transition area to the wharves proper. There will not be too much in the way of switching, but the ornate iron front buildings should provide some nice contrast and help to smooth the transition from scene to scene. These buildings were kitbashed from various DPM kits as well as some City Classic wall sections I had laying around. There is still a few more buildings on the workbench and will be added shortly. I hope these will aid in the segueing of the heavy industry to the cobblestone streets near the wharves that are to be added.

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  2. Art67

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    I couldn't resist using the trusty old docksider to deliver some idler cars to switch out the car floats of the various piers. I have really tried to use industries and scenery to allow me to backdate my layout at will by simply switching out the rollingstock and various vehicles scattered about the layout.

    Stuart

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  3. lester perry

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    Looks good to me. City scene is one thing I would love to have . Maybe sometime in the future.
    Les
  4. Papa Bear

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    COOL! I love it. :thumb:
  5. webmaster

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    What's happened to the pictures? :cry:

    announce1 ADMIN!
  6. ezdays

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    What I suspect is that Stuart has his pics linked and his photo server is down. That happens occasionally. The best bet is to upload pics to the Gauge, then they're not dependent on another server for access.
  7. Art67

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    Are the pictures not showing up? I uploaded them directly to The Gauge directly. They are not from anoher host site. Is anyone else having troubles seeing the pictures? Dern it...these were some of my favorite pics yet
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    If you right click on X where the image should be & go to properties you will see that they are supposed to be on The Gauge server.
  9. lester perry

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    I am getting the pics OK. But have a queation . How do I load the pics directly to the Guage?
    Les
  10. ezdays

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    Can you see the pics in this thread? It appears that any pic that has been uploaded cannot be accessed right now. If someone can see them, it may be as Andrew says, in that person's cache.

    There is a thread in the photo forum (click here) that gives you a step-by-step, but don't try it now, because they won't appear until we fix the problem we're having right now.
  11. lester perry

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    Yes I see the pics.
    Les
  12. MilesWestern

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    Help! I can't see the pics!!!.
  13. webmaster

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    The pictures are back!

    That looks great, I especially like the little switcher, it looks like it's been around the block a few times.
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    I hate to sound critical but shouldn't we be looking at the backs of the buildings along the tracks? This is a common error I've seen often in such scenes.
  15. Art67

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    Calflash brings up a good point. I should have pointed out that the buildings are actually going to have street trackage in front of the buildings. This was a common prototype practice in Baltimore in the area I am trying to replicate- Guilford Ave, Pratt street {near todays inner harbor}, Key Hwy, Fells Point, just to name a few places where those type of buildings are to be found with fronts of buildings facing the tracks in somewhat cramped conditions. In my haste to photograph them, I plopped them down on the layout just to snap a few pictures as I am in the process of laying the street trackage witch is just out of sight of the pictures taking, but will still have the feel of those shots. In any case, point well taken. Good to see some of the members on their toes this morning.
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    Fronts or backs, the feel is still "right", and street trackage is always interesting. I think that the fact that you haven't skimped on the buildings adds to the effect, too. And while those Docksiders are on layouts all over the model railroading world, weren't the prototypes originally designed for switching the Pratt St. industrial area? Yours looks right at home.

    Wayne
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    Great Photo's Stuart. Looking Good.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  18. Art67

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    Thanks for everyones input, I am looking forward to actually planting these buildings which will expand my small switching layout by four feet. Wayne, you are correct about the docksider, they plied their trade along the cramped street trackage around Pratt Street. There is actually a great old photo of a Docksider switching the News American building at night and is one of my all time railroad photos. I will have to see if I can't locate that. Thanks for everyones input.

    Stuart