weeding out the ghost towns...

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  1. Art67

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    One of the things I think are missing from many otherwise fine model railroad photos, are the inclusion of figures. Some fine examples of model railroads sometimes resemble a ghost town with nary a soul in sight. That being said, how about a thread where modelers on the gauge showcase some of their figures going about the daily buisness of railroading. I would particulary like to see figures of railroaders {as opposed to townsfolks}, doing railroad related jobs on their layout. Factory workers of the various industries would be interesting as well, along with railroad officials, such as tower operators,track gangs etc. I am also interested in seeing how some of us on The Gauge kitbash various figures to suit their needs for a particular scene. Anyone else interested in this aspect of layout photography? Stuart.
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    Here is a shot of the crew of the Fells Point Towing Company #6 steaming out of Baltimore Harbor to escort a banana boat over to the piers of locust Point. I have been playing around with the water effects in Photoshop trying to create the waves and ocean spray coming off the front of the tug. Photoshop will have to do as I have not added the water to the layout just yet. Howvever, it is a good tool to work out the color of the water when I do get around to pouring it. Baltimore Harbour seems to have a greenish-gray cast to it. Stuart.

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    By the way, a company called Malibu international sells really nice HO scale cars-highly detailed. And Walmart is selling them for $1.68 !!! I highly recomend these if there are any . This 55 Belair is a real beauty.

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    Stuart,

    There are lots of photos here that include figures, people, animals and even little green men sometimes. :rolleyes::rolleyes: A thread like this one is a neat place to get pics pertaining to a specific aspect of modeling. I could run a contest in the near future that would be for mini-scenes with LPBs. I like to keep the contests as broad as possible so as not to exclude a lot of people, but there is a need for more specific subjects from time to time.
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    Good people photos Stuart. Those Malibu cars are great, I've got two 55' chev's on my layout.
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    Glen
    Far be it from me to criticize,and meby you don't care but I don't think CN had lights in the doors of their F's. sorry
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    I know, I know. But that's the way Athearn made them. I'd sub my FA-1 into the pic but I can't get my current camera up this close.
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    I filled the holes in all my Fs but I have no stripes to deal with,nice easy to paint orange nose.That's the trouble with most CN stuff,modeled on US gear and painted Canadian colours.It's usually stuff thats easily fixed though, bells, horns and on Fs that little pointy bit at the back of the roof.
    that is a nice looking scene
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    Someone in our club adds the CNR crest over the bottom light and makes do with them but lets face it, the Athearn F-7 needs serious work to become a prototypical CNR F-7 (removal of the steam gen, fixing the too-large windows, changing the rear overhang, ect) Which would require A total repaint anyhow.