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 THE GALLERY: Nov. 2005, "Modeling Mother Nature"
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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  5:44:10 PM  Show Profile
If ‘imitation is the highest form of flattery,’ then Mother Nature would be pleased with our attempts to model her beauty. We go to great lengths on our layouts or in our dioramas to place our models in realistic settings. The focus of this month’s Photo Gallery is to show off our efforts to create realistic scenery.

Any modeling photos showing off our mountains, rock cuts, lakes, streams, waterfalls, trees, fields and weeds are welcome. Hey, maybe someone has even modeled some ice or snow! You get the idea. We want to see Mother Nature in miniature.

As always, please adhere to the following posting requirements: photo files should be no more than 80kb @ 72ppi in size - even if downloading from a remote server or website - and can be no more than 7 inches in width (to prevent viewers from having to scroll back and forth to see the entire photo or read text on the same page).

Photo submissions not meeting the above requirements will be resized by the Moderator.

Now don't be shy. I am sure that we all have some photos in our collection that would be of interest to our fellow Forum members.

If any of you have suggestions for future Gallery themes, send me an e-mail or use the Forum's PM system.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  6:03:45 PM  Show Profile
Fall is one of the times that Mother Nature is really showing off her colors. The NEB&W layout has some fall scenes that show some great fall foliage.






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leeflan
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  7:00:17 PM  Show Profile
Hey, Bruce, I'm looking forward to this one As I love well done scenery. But my contributions may be kinda scarce as right now I'm kinda scarce on scenery. But to get things started, here's some desert scenery from Wally Knott's layout in Buena Park, CA.


Great rockwork, I think and the foliage is extremely realistic. But what really sets it off is the spectacular backdrop. I heard he couldn't find rolls of linoleum wide enough so he used the side of a building. BTW, the scale is 1:1n36.

Aw, c'mon, Gang, sometimes we take our modeling way too seriously. 'll see if I can scrounge up some scenery pics.



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railphotog
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  8:38:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage
Mother Nature is slowly reclaiming the old wagon, abandoned many years ago:



Bob Boudreau
My model railroad photography website:
http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/

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MikeC
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  11:51:24 PM  Show Profile
Mother Nature huh? Well... .... howzabout some woods?








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Thorn Creek and Western
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  11:52:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by leeflan

Hey, Bruce, I'm looking forward to this one As I love well done scenery. But to get things started, here's some desert scenery from Wally Knott's layout in Buena Park, CA. Great rockwork, I think and the foliage is extremely realistic.

Steve-
You scallywag-- Why I oughtta...

However, If you are a fellow connoisseur of stunningly bad scenery, please come to New Jersey and we'll visit Northlandz together.
-Dave



-Dave

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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  06:46:05 AM  Show Profile
Bob, nature does have a way of reclaiming its territory!

Mike,
Great trees. (Is the first picture real nature and only the second a model?)

Now, speaking of Northlandz ...




Edited by - Dutchman on 11/02/2005 06:48:08 AM

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TrevorCreek
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  07:21:56 AM  Show Profile  Click to see TrevorCreek's MSN Messenger address
To All,

Here are some pics of one of my favorite layouts of all time. The Hoosac Valley. These pics are of the layout before the big move. I just love the fall foliage. Perfect for this time of year.






Frank



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MikeC
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  09:37:11 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Mike,
Great trees. (Is the first picture real nature and only the second a model?)



Thanks, Bruce, but both pictures are of trees on my layout.




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Cigarguy
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  09:43:01 AM  Show Profile
Frank,
Love the waterfall pic. Very cool.


Mike
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"The Best Wood You Ever Saw!"

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MikeC
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  10:04:54 AM  Show Profile
Vines and ivy, vines and ivy...








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wvrr
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  10:40:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage
Great photos, so far! I don't have any scenery on my layout. So even though I have nothing to contribute, I'll enjoy what everyone else does. Great photo subject, Bruce!

Chuck



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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  11:18:14 AM  Show Profile
Frank,
I can see why this is one of your favorite layouts. Great scenery shots!

Mike,
Nice vines--particularly that wispy one in the second photo.

Chuck,
These photos might be the impetus you need to jump into some scenery making.



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ANo10
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  11:19:12 AM  Show Profile
Stump, roses, and debris under the water tank.






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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  2:45:00 PM  Show Profile
OK, Jim, what did you use for the rose flowers?


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ANo10
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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  2:58:52 PM  Show Profile
Bruce,

Very small drops of ACC on my glass worktop, then sprinkled the glue with WS red Flowering Foliage, and let it dry. I then scraped them up with a razor blade and stuck them on the vines. The vines are horsehair foliage sprinkled w/Noch elm leaves.


Jim



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