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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6593 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2014 :  2:56:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James,

I really like the way this is coming together. Nice job!

Pete
in Michigan
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nhguy
Fireman

USA
4763 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2014 :  7:39:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Ooooo...fuzzy green fake fur.

Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6593 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2014 :  11:12:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nhguy

Ooooo...fuzzy green fake fur.



Yes indeed, but it looks like marsh grass. Wait until he trims it a tad....

Pete
in Michigan
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ftptfella
New Hire

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2014 :  10:29:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wanted to know that we're neighbors. I'm just southeast of your West Lynn station but my station in West Lynn is on the Narrow Gauge, the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn. It's kind of lonely out here so it's good to know there's someone about. Thanks for posting your progress. Todd Gieg
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
5860 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2014 :  10:11:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good to hear from you, Todd. The B,RB&L was gone long before I was born, but I have the Bob's Photo book and I've kept an eye peeled for remaining RoW over my years of going back & forth to the city. I'm spending most of this long weekend at the Wenham (MA) Museum, building B&M passenger cars & structures so the visitors can get a better idea of the breadth of the hobby.
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
5860 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2014 :  08:41:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I started building the Rt. 1A overpass about 10 years ago; I thought it would make a good subject for an article, so I took progress pictures. The bridge itself was finished in 2005 and moved to its current location in 2009. However, I expect my target publication to want shots of it on my layout, and I hadn't really finished the scene around it until last week.



After returning from Wenham & some landlord work last night, I got out the tripod and lights. These are outtakes, and there are some others I need to re-shoot due to spider webs and lighting issues, but I hope to get the article submitted this week.



I'm glad I coved the backdrop corner, but I wish I'd brought it all the way around to the window frame.
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jbvb
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USA
5860 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2014 :  10:34:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I spent part of today doing probate things, but a lot of the rest was photography, prototype and model. But after I'd shot everything I could think of, and played games with lighting I'd never tried before, it was "Once more unto the breach, dear friends..." for the show in West Springfield. I've been taking Rowley to Hub Division modular setups for just about 25 years now, Rowley River for almost 20. Fate permitting, they'll be back in the layout Monday.



This shows the aluminum angle bracket that supports the end of the module. I've thought about a free-standing pillar to support the middle joint, but that needs a socket in the floor - an idea I haven't really bought into yet.
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6593 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2014 :  10:51:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to seeing these again.

Safe travels.

Pete
in Michigan
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
5860 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2014 :  08:37:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The W. Springfield show was almost all good - I saw lots of friends and acquaintances, saw some nice modeling and new offerings from vendors and bought some books, freight cars and one loco. But there was bad news about an old friend, railroader and modeler, which changes my priorities for this spring: I'd been thinking about the NRHS convention in Springdale, but if he may not be there, I need to make an earlier trip.

Before I put the modules back in the layout, I tried an angle which is normally impossible for the tripod:



This is an outtake because it reveals a gap in the scenery that's otherwise only visible from under the layout. It also points up that I'll get a lot of much better photos out of a few days' work on the backdrop.

I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel on my estate wrap-up, so there will be more time for modeling next week.
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MarkF
Engineer

USA
13727 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2014 :  10:07:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a nice scene from any angle James! Well done.

Sorry to hear what sounds like bad news about your friend. I hope all works out well.

Mark
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6593 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2014 :  10:41:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James,

I agree with Mark. Nice scene from any angle!

It was good to chat at Springfield, and again, I appreciate the hints and tips you laid down at the B&M meeting.

Hope things work out for your friend.

Pete
in Michigan
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nhguy
Fireman

USA
4763 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2014 :  1:14:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have seen this scene in the Boston and Maine video/dvd with the Flying Yankee and steam powered passenger train coming through from this angle. I immediately thought of that video scene after seeing this shot James. Nice work!

Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.
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Mike Hamer
Engineer

11492 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2014 :  10:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi James, I really like the overall look of the bridge scene. So nice to see it coming together after a long wait. Looking forward to seeing the Minuteman rolling around the bend! [:-apple][:-apple]

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca
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RonH56
Fireman

USA
1065 Posts

Posted - 02/01/2014 :  8:02:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi James, that's a nice shot.
It was great to meet you at the show.

"What the heck wuz that?"
Ron Haviland
Owner/Operator
Red Water Railway Co.
L.B. & S Shortline RR.

Podunk, New England
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
12935 Posts

Posted - 02/02/2014 :  10:00:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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