Weekly Photo Fun 10-24/10-31

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    A look at Scottsburg In.
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  2. jesso

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    Scottsburg? I like Scottsburg! :twisted:
  3. Herc Driver

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    Sante Fe F45 NScale

    Athearn did a really nice job with this model...lots of intricate features and a very smooth running motor. (I might have to add the Montana Railink FP45 to the fleet too...) Here's a shot near the hill by the yard on a very unfinished layout that will soon see some work.

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  4. CCT70

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    Christmas came early today at my house.

    Just recieved from our good friend Doctor Wayne, Grand Valley #45 and caboose (or is it a van?? :mrgreen: ) #373.

    I sure wish I had one of those slick photo dioramas like a lot of you guys to have photo'd these models on, but I am working on one right now, ironicaly enough, with a Gern Industries store on it. It's an old feed store structure, working on the scenery now on it and that will eventually become a small scene on my new layout.

    Until then, the coffee table will have to suffice... :rolleyes:

    (By the way, photos don't do Doc's models justice, you'd have to see one of these in person to trully appreciate it!) Now they are safely on display in one of my glass train cabinets (sure stands out amongst Armour Yellow UP and Perlman Green and Orange WP power). As soon as I can get the layout set back up, these guys will get out every once in a while and when the new layout gets built, I might just have to add a new shortline on part of it... :mrgreen:

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  5. steamhead

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    Gorgeous models from the "Good Doc.." :thumb:
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Nice pics, guys! Here's some of my latest aquisitions (the engines, not the girl or the robots):
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  7. Sarge_7

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    Great pics everyone:thumb::thumb:

    New paint scheme, just waiting on decals:mrgreen:

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  8. CCT70

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    Wow! That paint scheme is CLASSY! VERY nice selection of colors.

    (Silver trucks & Underframes make ANY scheme classy in my opinion)
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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  10. cn nutbar

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    Hello Everyone---Great thread as always---CCT70,welcome to the Doctor Wayne fraternity---I'm sure Deano will also agree with your comments regarding the Doc's workmanship---we are lucky to have obtained his treasures---here's some pictures of #45's sisters on my layout

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  11. jeffrey-wimberl

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    My old coaling tower is really starting to take on some character now.

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  12. chessie4155

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    Early Amtrak;
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  13. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Which character I think is the question?:p
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    The character of a relic of the steam age that has survived far into the diesel age.
  15. Rusty Spike

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    "What are you lookin' at?" - Crusty the Scrap Yard Guy

    "Some of us have to work for a livin!"

    (I'm sorry he's so rude but he works for cheap.)

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  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice pics everyone! You know I like that early AMTRAK Chessie...and Rusty your scrap yard looks great! A little bit of scrap shows in this picture of an area of my layout I'm reworking. The large building is another rough draft. I'm still messing with the whole concept.

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  17. Rusty Spike

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    Another scrappy picture

    Thanks for the compliment. It means a lot as there is such fine modeling going on in the photos shared here.

    Just getting this corner of the layout finished - still have some excavators on the way for cutting, sorting and loading. I have a few more scrap piles waiting to dry and the final shrubbery, etc.

    It's modeled after a local yard that scraps old railroad cars. It's always a treat to see what's being recycled. They rip them apart, salvage the good parts, cut the rest into chunks with torches, run them over with bulldozers and load them into gondolas.

    The truckless gondola in the foreground is a holding bin for sorted scrap ready to be loaded onto rail cars.

    I'm struggling with focus issues. I'm using small aperature openings (22 up to 36 with a 30 second shutter speed) and I've tried 18 to 55mm "zoom" from close up and far back and I can't get a good depth of field. Any hints? I'm using a Canon digital rebel xt. My goal is to get clear focus on Scrappy, the guy in the middle. I've tried card stock with an "X" at his depth and I've tried bracketing the focus from close up to far back and I can't get him in focus. Help!

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  18. jeffrey-wimberl

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  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Love all the pics guys!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Rusty, that scrap yard is looking really cool!!! :mrgreen: I like that dirty front loader and those beat up gondolas :thumb: :cool: :mrgreen:

    Ralph, that large industrial building is looking pretty good, looking forward to seeing what you do next with it, btw, nice scrap loads in those gons :mrgreen: