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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/01/2007 :  6:39:20 PM  Show Profile
Taking an idea that Randy May introduced over in the On30 Line forum, I thought that we should close out 2007 with a Gallery devoted to the ‘Best Of 2007’. Progress photos of work on your layout from the past year, photos of models and/or dioramas you have built in ‘07, or just favorite pictures that you have taken (prototype or model) in 2007 would all be welcome. (I stress pictures that you have taken, to head off anyone infringing on copyright laws by posting someone else’s pictures.)

Since the more prolific modelers among us might have a lot of finished models to share, I will suggest that you spread them among several posts. Those members on dial-up have loads of problems if we upload more than 3 or 4 pictures at a time.

Okay, then, let’s see what you have accomplished in 2007!

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). This can also be achieved by sizing your picture so the width is in the 680-720 pixel range.

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


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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/01/2007 :  6:49:41 PM  Show Profile
I will start by posting a picture of the yard area of my layout. I finished this area of the layout this year. Besides scenery work, it required making several structures.

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GreggW
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Posted - 12/01/2007 :  9:46:49 PM  Show Profile
I made good layout progress this past year including the completion of a very pleasing western version of Wrisley Paper.

Gregg










Edited by - GreggW on 12/01/2007 10:35:10 PM

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wvrr
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Posted - 12/01/2007 :  9:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage
Bruce,

Sadly, the ONLY project I completed in 2007 is MJ's Pianos. Way too much business travel for me in 2007.















Chuck



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 12/01/2007 :  9:57:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage


Each summer some of the Friday Night boys head out railfanning local areas in and around Ottawa. One of our favourite haunts is Coteau Junction where the Ottawa line meets the Toronto-Montreal corridor. This is one of my favourite shots showcasing the colour of railroading. I envy those lucky modellers who choose to depict the modern era as their research is often just a short drive away!


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

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Jim T
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Posted - 12/01/2007 :  10:38:35 PM  Show Profile
Good idea for a topic, Bruce, and great pictures already. Plus, the really good news is that I've got all the rest of the month to actually accomplish something for 2007 and document it.

Jim



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 12/02/2007 :  12:33:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage


Many of you know that our Friday Night Group meets on a regular basis. Last season I took my camera along to all sessions and created an on-going thread of our group's train operations. That was a lot of fun, but a lot of work as well...so this year, I've left my camera home and encouraged others to do the photography and postings to the Friday Night Group Weblog. Thanks to Jim McSherry for carrying on the tradition. (This year, we are operating on every alternate Friday evening to allow layout owners a free "other" Friday night to prepare their layouts for our upcoming convention.)

Anyways, this is one of my favourite images I took while operating Bill Scobie's fabulous Rio Grande Southern layout. The train has departed Vance Junction and passed Illium and will soon pass through snowsheds on its uphill climb to Telluride.


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

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engineerkyle
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Posted - 12/02/2007 :  7:08:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage
Well, I've had a pretty prolific year...

Can I do a sampler?
















THESE ARE A LITTLE BIGGER
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Edited by - engineerkyle on 12/02/2007 7:23:37 PM

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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 12/02/2007 :  9:54:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage
Hi Kyle, you certainly have had a prolific year! You'll have to tell us about your layout in a separate thread. I'd like to see more of your work!

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

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Coaltrain
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  07:58:01 AM  Show Profile
2007 was not very productive for me in the model railroad world. I had a 1:1 scale house project to do and I was coaching LL baseball most of the summer. However, I did get some stuff done on the layout.

One project that I worked on started with the innocent purchase of the new Walthers 90' turntable which I was going to use to replace the original Walthers 90' turntable that I installed when I first built my layout. Well, one thing led to another and I totally rebuilt my engine terminal, I first one anyways. The progress of the construction was covered in a post under the layout construction forum.

here is the before photo.


and the after photo


I also got back to modeling prototype diesel locomotives after not doing any for 15 years. My first locomotive was a Southern GP35 which I built from a Kato locomotive.


I just finished converting my BLI 2-8-2 to resemble a C&O K3, which I covered in the Mid Scale forum.


I have also been slowly adding some new freight cars that have finer details then my 30 year old Athearn cars. The new cars I will use in close up photos. Here is just one of the 10 cars I have added this year.


I also purchased a new camera in 07 and I tried some new software, Helicon Focus, which improves the depth of field. Here are some of the photos that I took, which I have shown but they are some of my favorites.







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LVN
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  08:07:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage


By far my favorite was this photo of Bryan Nolan's diorama at the CSS07. The lighting was incredible and this angle was taken from the back of the diorama highlighting the tractor and rear of the building..Shadows made a great effect..so very realistic.


Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  08:38:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage
Hey coaltrain, if this was one of your "non-productive" years, I'd love to see what you accomplish during the other ones! Fantastic modelling, for sure!

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

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GreggW
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  09:13:19 AM  Show Profile
Fantastic layout pics coaltrain. I really enjoyed them and hope to see more. You seemed to have mastered that new camera.

Another 2007 highlight for me was the completion of Skinners for my layout. This one taught me that subtle grade changes and curves can make a significant impact on any build.

Gregg






Edited by - GreggW on 12/05/2007 09:41:05 AM

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LVN
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  10:09:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage
That looks absolutely stunning. The different elivations really makes it special

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  11:36:55 AM  Show Profile
If all the best members of this great forum share in a single thread their most beautiful models, this will be a wonderful anthology. A great idea, Bruce, to initiate this. All the models shown are great, but I'll make a special mention for Gregg's "Skinners" since I don't think we had seen it before. A beautiful model full of nice colours, and quite different yet, from those big SRMW kits you've shown us in their super mountain setting.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/03/2007 :  12:31:31 PM  Show Profile
Thanks to those who have already jumped in to share some of their favorite models and pictures from the past year.

Greg, you did a great job on both Wrisley and Skinners and the outdoor photos of them really show them off!

Chuck, you might have only had the time to finish one structure, but it is a beauty.

Kyle, you have had a prolific year indeed! Do you have more photos to share?

Jeff, you managed to work on a nice variety of projects throughout the year. I really enjoyed following your thread on the upgrade of your engine terminal.

Mike & Chris, it is easy to see why those are some of your favorite photos!

For those who have not yet shared any 2007 projects or 'favorite photos', jump right in!



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