West Hill RR in its new home

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  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    I set up the West Hill Railroad in its new home Monday. We got our new digital camera (Olympus D-390) yesterday, so I took a few pics of it during my lunch hour.

    Here it is sitting on the file cabinet. The backdrop was painted on the backside of a sheet of floor vinyl (an idea I got from Charlie). The clouds and hills were painted using Gavin Miller's technique (http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2906).

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    These deer seem strangely unconcerned about the steam locomotive sitting nearby...

    The train appears to lean to one side due to a distortion caused by the camera lens (I shot the scene using the Macro feature). I assure you, I'm not running a roller coaster ride!

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    The bridge...

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    Looking down the dirt road...

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    Another shot down the dirt road, showing the tree tops.

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    Very sharp looking! Maybe it will get some of your co-workers interested in the hobby. :cool:
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    Very nice looking layout..
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I like what you did to the edges, made them part of the scenery. This shows you don't need a lot of space to have a bunch of fun.:)

    Don
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Rory,
    You really got a lot of neat scenes from a small space. Very nice!
    Great backdrop too!
    Ralph
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Looks right at home in the office Rory. Your new camera sure takes good pictures. Makes the layout look much larger than it really is.
    Good modelling and photography.
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    Rory, although your layout is very small, it is an excellent example how you can put many very picturesque scenes in a small space.

    Excellent modeling and excellent photographing. And also the background is just great. Congratulations! :) :) :)

    Ron
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    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Thanks for the compliments. It's the simplest trackplan I've made (it's just an oval), but so far it's my favorite layout. I've been enjoying having it here in the office to keep me company. :)

    Several folks have taken an interest in it, too. There are a couple of people who like to stop by and examine the details. I promised to add new things now and then to give them something to look at. I want to add a few more trees, but right now I'm tired of making trees!!
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    Hi Rory you have done a great job, ;)