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 Posted: Thu Apr 21st, 2011 11:59 am
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Well, this is a pleasant change, discussing modeling 'the norm'. It seems that modeling too often leans toward the gimmicky exaggerated worn out look. Weathered but maintained as in ordinary everyday use is (for me) more appealing.

Any railroad with the sort of broken down and downright dangerous equipment often seen on some model railroads would soon be out of business. Logging is a classic example where the true condition of equipment is overlooked (or ignored) in favour of the 'cute' caricture of the shoe-string operation.  Companies then, as now, realised you can't turn a profit if your equipment keeps breaking all the time.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 21st, 2011 12:56 pm
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Well, this thread is very interesting but way off the original post. Where would be the most appropriate forum to start as a new topic?. General or scenery or...?


Moved to scratch building and kitbashing  see first post---Herb

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 Posted: Thu Apr 21st, 2011 02:09 pm
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The only thing I know of that can't be weathered too much is a SP diesel.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 03:20 am
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bring on the paint ,airbrush,chalks,water colours,oils,powders and dirty fingers i love the teckniques and damm reality
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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 08:38 am
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Agree, a lot of narrow guage stuff ends up looking like the last train out of Baghdad.



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On the Shorpy.com site there is a pic, search "Homeward bound 1938" . I don't know if you would call it over the top weathering or just flat used up. If you look at the details in the photo, like the guys  shoes (toe exposed) , socks(pinned to his pants), the truck bed wired together or the parking block behind the tire, the whole scene is just flat used up and worn out. It good be a good shot for Woodies layout. From the look on his face all looks bad but that's all he has got. Makes me glad I'm where I'm at.
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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 06:19 pm
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sounds like a picture the great WALKER EVANS government photographer was taking during the 1936--1938 era

 

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 Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 02:09 pm
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 If you have not seen it, it is well worth a look. A person could spend entirely too much time on the site cruising through the subjects.

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interesting picture, while i was there, shorpy , i searched walker evans and looked at a bunch of his photos.

 

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If you do a search at Shorpy's just for railroad you will find a lifetime of detail ideas... unweathered!.



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