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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/27/2012 :  9:37:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Edited by - Drummer Boy on 12/27/2012 10:16:55 PM

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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 12/27/2012 :  9:52:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Reg,

Kudos on you for being one of the one hundred to get your hands on this great looking kit. I look forward to following your progress.

Here are some helpful links to check out that will show you how to post pictures here at the Railroad Line Forum. Just click on each link.

You will need to resize your photos. I do this in my photo editor that came with my computer.

Welcome aboard as well!
Mike

How to Post a Photo
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15110

How to resize photos
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5383

posting photos using FireFox/Mozilla - http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18629

Posting pictures to the forum and file size http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36807

I found this information from a thread John (Bbags)created

Usually the two biggest problems as to why a picture won't post is size and naming convention.

Keep the long side of a picture at 800 pixels and save at a medium resolution.

Use only letters and numbers when you name your picture.

I hope this helps you.


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

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 12/27/2012 9:55:26 PM

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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/27/2012 :  10:39:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry guys. Being new to this forum I'm trying to figure how to post photos. I followed all the tips and so far have been able to only post one of my three photos. By editing my original post I now lost my original text. So please bear with me.

This is my first installment for the Fos scale Red Hook Wharf in HO scale. The finished diorama is over 2 feet long and includes 8 buildings plus the wharf itself. Doug only produced 100 kits so if you were lucky enough to get one you may want to follow along with me on this thread. The first building I built is the Grove Marine Paint Co. I really like the way the peeled paint effect turned out. I followed Doug's instructions on how to achieve the desired effect and it worked perfectly. The only thing that I added myself were the scale 2x6 rafter ends under the roof.

The next building will be the J. Knapp Ship Chandler building. So, stay tuned for my next post.

Feel free to ask any questions on this build.

I will keep trying to post photos on an additional post. Reg Shaffer



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Drummer Boy
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/27/2012 :  10:47:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok Guys, Whew! I think I finally figured the photo posting out. Attached, are the other two out of three photos. Reg







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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/27/2012 :  11:10:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike for your help and warm welcome. You were a great help to me in posting the photos.

This is a real fun kit. One of the things I like most about it is you feel like you're building 8 separate kits so the overwhelming factor of a huge kit isn't there. As I finish each building it fuels my enthusiasm to keep going. Reg Shaffer



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PufferS
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  12:00:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reg,

Very nice work and welcome to the forum.

Seth P.
Minnesota



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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  01:31:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seth, thanks for your kind words and warm welcome. The Wharf is engineered very well and there are some great building tips included in the instructions. I was very surprised at how small the box was. Hard to believe that 8 buildings plus a wharf could fit in a box aprox. 8x11x3.


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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  08:14:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Reg --

Welcome! You do very nice work and photograph it well. I'm looking forward to reading about your experience with this kit.

Don
Pittsburgh



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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 12/28/2012 :  08:48:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Reg, Glad to see you've got the hang with posting pics, and what great pics they are! I love the salt-aired weathering you've achieved on the first building of eight. You've chosen a very realistic colour tone for the Grove Marine Paint building. I'm eagerly anticipating the next build!

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

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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  09:43:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike and Don for the warm welcome. I've been away from building dioramas for awhile. Life has just been to busy. It was a part of me that was missing and the Red Hook Wharf was just what I needed to re kindle that fire. I love that feeling of looking forward to the next time I can get to my modeling bench.

I'm about half way through the build on the J. Knapp building. I will post some more photos of some of the construction soon. Reg Shaffer



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jknapp
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  10:04:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit jknapp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Reg.....the Grove Marine Paint building looks great! Look forward to following along. Please keep the updates and pictures coming. The more pictures, the better!!


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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  11:05:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi John,

Thanks for the kind words. I do plan on providing lots of photos. By the way, the building I'm working on right now is the J. Knapp Ship Chandlers building. I got to ask. Did Doug name that after you? Reg Shaffer



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Karl Osolinski
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  12:24:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi Reg,

Would you be the same Reg Shaffer that won an Honorable Mention in the 1980 Model Railroader Photo Contest for the Timber Creek Station?

Karl O.
Berkley, MI



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George D
Moderator

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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  1:41:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad you figured out how to post pictures, Reg. Those are great pictures of a nicely built model.

George



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Drummer Boy
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/28/2012 :  2:19:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl,

Thanks for the warm words. Wow! What a great memory you have. Yes, that's me. If your a Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette reader you might also remember The Sawmill Chronicals from the 80's. That was also me. Reg Shaffer



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Drummer Boy
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Posted - 12/28/2012 :  2:22:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi George,

Thank you. I'm really enjoying building this kit. Reg



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