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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:27:57 PM  Show Profile
Well, it looks like we are off to a good start with this month's Gallery.

George, I would also love to see some more pictures of your club's layout. BTW, who is that distinguished gent standing up in your picture, and what is he reaching for with his left hand?

Steve, you can see from the responses, that you picked a great picture to start with.



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TomPM
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Awesome start to the gallery!

Steve love your "doctored" image. How did you do it?


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TomPM
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Awesome start to the gallery!

Steve love your "doctored" image. How did you do it?


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TomPM
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:47:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Here are a couple off the Grain Elevator Diorama.





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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:47:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Here are a couple off the Grain Elevator Diorama.





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jatravia
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:59:49 PM  Show Profile
Steve: looks good and I like your use of kits. I'd like to see more as well.
Tom: the diorama looks good.

I'm hoping that this month proves to be productive for me so that I have some photos to post here.

Joe <><



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jatravia
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  2:59:49 PM  Show Profile
Steve: looks good and I like your use of kits. I'd like to see more as well.
Tom: the diorama looks good.

I'm hoping that this month proves to be productive for me so that I have some photos to post here.

Joe <><



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leeflan
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  3:10:54 PM  Show Profile
Thanks for the kind words, Guys.

Allen, I'm glad you like the perspective. Part of the perspective is the way I attached the photo-backdrops to the wall. Starting from the corner, I made each one just a smoosh 9about 1/8") higher than the previous one. That way it gives some subtle perspective to the backdrop as shown in this early construction pic.


Regarding disguising the corner, other than using the water tower dead in the corner, I really didn't do anything. I think the lights and the white wall make it look that way in photos.

As far as the tracks go, why gosh, they go all the way to Macon! Seriously, he says sheepishly, I used the old mirror trick for both the highway and the track. I just used a plain old mirror tile from the DIY store and cut it with my glass cutter.


Dave, The Marlinton kit was a nice one to build with no particular glitches. However, like many structure kits, I had to "Southernize" it some to get it to look right. First, I reversed the passenger and baggage sections to make it resemble the Wadley depot in later years. Then I gave it a currugated roof, left off the typical C&O trim, made a wood platform and added the details. Here's a closer shot. (Allen, you can kind of make out the corner in this one.)


Glad you enjoy.



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leeflan
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  3:10:54 PM  Show Profile
Thanks for the kind words, Guys.

Allen, I'm glad you like the perspective. Part of the perspective is the way I attached the photo-backdrops to the wall. Starting from the corner, I made each one just a smoosh 9about 1/8") higher than the previous one. That way it gives some subtle perspective to the backdrop as shown in this early construction pic.


Regarding disguising the corner, other than using the water tower dead in the corner, I really didn't do anything. I think the lights and the white wall make it look that way in photos.

As far as the tracks go, why gosh, they go all the way to Macon! Seriously, he says sheepishly, I used the old mirror trick for both the highway and the track. I just used a plain old mirror tile from the DIY store and cut it with my glass cutter.


Dave, The Marlinton kit was a nice one to build with no particular glitches. However, like many structure kits, I had to "Southernize" it some to get it to look right. First, I reversed the passenger and baggage sections to make it resemble the Wadley depot in later years. Then I gave it a currugated roof, left off the typical C&O trim, made a wood platform and added the details. Here's a closer shot. (Allen, you can kind of make out the corner in this one.)


Glad you enjoy.



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leeflan
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  3:21:35 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by TomPM
Steve love your "doctored" image. How did you do it?

Tom, being somewhat technologically challenged, I've never learned Photoshop. So, I use a very simple photo editing program called Photo Plus 4. But, like it's more advanced counterparts, it does ha ve a "clone" feature that enables you to duplicate/copy a section of the image somewhere else. So I just merrily cloned along until the benchwork disappeared, then cloned a few of the trees to use as bushes, and voila!



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leeflan
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  3:21:35 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by TomPM
Steve love your "doctored" image. How did you do it?

Tom, being somewhat technologically challenged, I've never learned Photoshop. So, I use a very simple photo editing program called Photo Plus 4. But, like it's more advanced counterparts, it does ha ve a "clone" feature that enables you to duplicate/copy a section of the image somewhere else. So I just merrily cloned along until the benchwork disappeared, then cloned a few of the trees to use as bushes, and voila!



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leeflan
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  4:31:09 PM  Show Profile
At the risk of getting boring, here are another couple of pics.


This is the entire passenger fleet of the Louisville & Wadley Southern, a center door combine built sometime in the last century. The basis is a La Belle Woodworking combine, severely kitbashed to get the baggage compartment in the center. The interior is detailed, and I'll ge3t a few people in their.

Here is the inspiration for both the car itself, and for the particular photo setup.

The photo was taken by the late W. F. Beckum, Jr. who photographed many Georgia Railroads in the 1940's & 1950's. He loaned me his entire collection of GA short line negatives which have served as the basis for a lot of my modeling.



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leeflan
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  4:31:09 PM  Show Profile
At the risk of getting boring, here are another couple of pics.


This is the entire passenger fleet of the Louisville & Wadley Southern, a center door combine built sometime in the last century. The basis is a La Belle Woodworking combine, severely kitbashed to get the baggage compartment in the center. The interior is detailed, and I'll ge3t a few people in their.

Here is the inspiration for both the car itself, and for the particular photo setup.

The photo was taken by the late W. F. Beckum, Jr. who photographed many Georgia Railroads in the 1940's & 1950's. He loaned me his entire collection of GA short line negatives which have served as the basis for a lot of my modeling.



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George D
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  6:57:21 PM  Show Profile
Allen. Our club's web site is: http://www.trainweb.org/cbw/ It's been neglected, so the information isn't up to date.

Bruce. We use FRS radios for communications so my left hand is pushing the mike button on my radio. I was probably engaged in a friendly conversation with one of our engineers.

Steve. I like that curved turnout coming off your new trestle. It makes the track work flow very nicely. I love that La Belle combine. Very nice work.

George



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George D
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Posted - 09/01/2005 :  6:57:21 PM  Show Profile
Allen. Our club's web site is: http://www.trainweb.org/cbw/ It's been neglected, so the information isn't up to date.

Bruce. We use FRS radios for communications so my left hand is pushing the mike button on my radio. I was probably engaged in a friendly conversation with one of our engineers.

Steve. I like that curved turnout coming off your new trestle. It makes the track work flow very nicely. I love that La Belle combine. Very nice work.

George



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