Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by COMBAT, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

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    OK, with out cheating!!!!!!

    Are these real, or a model?
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    Which are real and fake in the above 10?

    At this science museum there is an elaborate model railway depicting the line connecting Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA.
    Take a look here:
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    If you like the pics above, check out more here! :)
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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    All are models, with the exception of #7 and #9.
  3. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    I agree, 7 & 9 are real. The Chicago exhibit sure has changed since I was up there...but that was 27 years ago..:eek:
  4. nachoman

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    some EXCELLENT models, though!

    Kevin
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I agree with the 7 and 9 theory. Regardless, those are some fantastic modeling skills.
  6. Jim Krause

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    Seven was fairly easy,but nine? I had to go back and look a second time. Some great modeling.
  7. COMBAT

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    LOL..... I had to throw a few easy ones in there. The real question is, are you SURE 9 is real? :)
  8. CCT70

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    7, 9 & 10 are real. Had to look three times at 10 to draw that conclusion though.

    Regardless, the model photos are pretty convincing and VERY stunning.
  9. COMBAT

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    Hmmm now a number 10...... Anyone else want to guess??? :)
  10. who_dat73

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    7 is the only Real photo in the group but they are all beutifull
  11. trainnut65

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    Well i have to say. #4 and #7 Are the two most real looking pic's to me.
    And if they are model pic's they are some good ones.
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Beautiful models that look so real! #7 is real but I have to admit I thought about #4 for a while. The color photo of the vintage cars suggests its a model as does tjhe oversize monument on the right of the building. Otherwise at first glance it'll fool ya! #10 I can imagine being a model...maybe with a miirror increasing the effect of overall size? The fork lift driver looks like a little plastic figure to me.
    Ralph
  13. FiatFan

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    4, 7, and 9 are real. The others are masterful jobs of modeling.

    Tom
  14. doctorwayne

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    Only #7 is real: the rest are models, but very well done. :thumb:

    Wayne
  15. Triplex

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    Before reading any of your responses, I would have said 7 and 9 are real. I still stick with that.

    The outdoor lighting, as usual, really helps create realism in several of the shots. 2 is the most obviously a model. Several are proved as models by the figures - model people never look convincing at all. With 3, the proof is in the wood: these are too obviously tiny pieces of wood. Wood grain, like waves in water, doesn't scale down. There's nothing about 7 that would mislead me into thinking it's a model. The trees, flowers, track, roadbed - all real. some of these might be duplicatable, but the lighting on the loco is a type I've often seen in photos of the prototype and never on a model. 9 shows its reality in the boxes and carts, but I was already suspecting it because it's not a typically modelled scene.
  16. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    i agree 7&9 are real,you just cant duplicate lighting,people,and grain in scale.but none the less incredible modeling skills!--josh
  17. ezdays

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    There is some fantastic modeling there. As others have said, the figures give away a lot of what are the models. A clear colored shot of something that dates back to the 1920's, like in #1 is a giveaway that it is a model. Plus, they would never string electrical wires that tight. #2 and 3 are betrayed by the plastic-looking figures. #4, the figures look very real, but I'm still a bit skeptical about the color photo of that era. #5, the bus sign gives that away for sure. #6 could only be real if that was a full-sized lady mannequin standing there. #7 looks about as real as it can be, lots of detail but there's one tree there that really looks suspicious. As for #8, I've never seen barrels that have wooden bands that match the barrel staves, not in real life anyway. #9 is an indoor scene with a fully covered roof. Very difficult to do in scale and very impractical for a layout, yet there is enough crazy people in this hobby that someone might do it just for the challenge. #10 looks enough like a model that you would want to call it real, but I think the sign is a giveaway there.

    I'm going out on a limb and saying that they are all models. None of them are real in the full-scale sense, but are indeed real in the modeling sense.
  18. CNJ999

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    7, 9, and 10 are photos of real locations. The rest are clearly good photos of models. Want to know the tip-offs?

    CNJ999
  19. chessie4155

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    After a second and third look , I change my vote, #7 is the only real one. It is in the collection of John Rust, it is the B&Os "Metropolitan" taken in 1969.. All the rest are some very excellent modeling.
  20. COMBAT

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    So..... want to know what is real and what is not?


    The pictures below are all real. Dont believe it?



    The link to where they are from is included. Take a look at how what you may have thought was not real is in fact, REAL! :)



    Thanks for playing!

    #7 REAL
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    #9 REAL
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    #10 REAL
    Read why how the picture you thought was not real is in fact real. The orginal picture is below the "model looking" picture.
    PhotographyJam - the photographer's resource: The Tilt-Shift Miniature Fake Technique in Photoshop CS: A Simple How-To
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    ORGINAL PICTURE:
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    THANKS AGAIN FOR PLAYING! :wave: