Replicating a photo

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I was browsing through the Penn Central Online site and came across this photo which I unintentionally had replicated (to an extent) on my layout. It made me think it might be fun to invite everyone to post a prototype pic or link along with a model picture that is similar to the real thing. :thumb:

    Here's the real thing: http://pc.smellycat.com/pics/eastern/prr6228.jpg

    ...and my model pic that struck me as looking similar. The wood posts in front of the engine area are for the nearby car float wharf on my layout.

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  2. Drew1125

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    Nice, Ralph! :thumb:

    I used to see those big black "keystone" units occasionally when I was a kid, running on L&N trackage here in KY...
    Ahhh, yes...sweet memories! :cry:
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    What a cool idea, awesome shots guys!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Cory
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's the idea! Nicely done! Its like I'm seeing double when I look at your pics! :thumb:
    Ralph
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Ralph, i thought this was an AWESOME thread idea!:thumb: wish it would take off, i am sure many of us have pics similar to whats on our layouts;). I'm going to put another example in to bump this thread up:D. BTW Ralph, i seen your trainroom/huge layout/GREAT work YOU have done on another thread, REAL NICE!:thumb::D your "controller" is slap AWESOME!!!:thumb::D THANKS!:D View attachment 27241 View attachment 27242

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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for the bump and the pics! I appreciate your enthusiasm for this thread. I think it might be fun for a number of people but imagine that many (like me) are in the process of creating a pic and need a little time. After finding that photo of the PC units at the sand tower and then realizing I already had a similar shot, I decided to intentionally model another photo from that fan site. I chose a picture of a large railroad crane and ended up painting and numbering my old Tyco crane to look as much as the prototype as possible. Unfortunately my photos are out of focus :curse: so I need to take some more. I REALLY need to get a digital camera!!! :D

    Ralph
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    OK, I took another roll of film and got some better layout pictures including these of a crane specifically based on this photo from Penn Central Online:

    http://pc.smellycat.com/pics/equip/pc50087gam.jpg

    Here's my photo. The crane's aren't exactly alike but I decided to use a Tyco crane I've had since I was 15. It was originally red and lettered for the Santa Fe with a matching MOW car. I painted it black and used Microscale decals to number my crane the same as the prototype. I also added some yellow handrails and tried positioning it like the fan site photo.

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's a brighter picture of the crane against a plain background...

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  10. Doc Holliday

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    Here's my version and the original inspiration pic.
    Doc
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    Doc, what a wonderful model! That's got to be a great conversation piece.
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    Ralph, Great idea for a thread. Now I have to come up with something...
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Doc, that's terrific! Interesting custom back then!
    Zebob, looking forward to your pics!
    Ralph
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    Doc that's awesome! I love it! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
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    Ralph, GREAT JOB on your pic!:thumb:, you have done a REAL NICE job on your crane too!:thumb: after reading your post i had to laugh, I TOO, still have the old Santa Fe red Tyco crane from my childhood;):thumb::D. **Doc, GREAT PIC!:thumb: **zedob, i use backgrounds from Scenic Accents, its not ground foam. **Now we are getting somewhere:thumb:, i was hoping this thread would catch on:D. keep the pics coming guys!:thumb: THANKS!:D