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 Posted: Fri Oct 17th, 2014 11:22 pm
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Those night shots are awesome, thanks for posting



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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2014 12:37 am
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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2014 06:13 pm
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Over on another forum somebody came up with the idea of passing around a figurine, to be photographed on each person’s railroad. A large rooster about five inches tall was chosen. (Why a rooster? It has something to do with one of the forum members whose nickname is “Rooster”.)

Anyway, a lot of the guys were having fun with it, creating humorous stories to go with the photos. When my turn came, I got inspired and came up with these “newspapers” documenting the rooster’s appearance on my layout.

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/IRR_Rooster_One.html

Enjoy!



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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2014 07:36 pm
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You presumably didn't require much egging on to lay that one on us ?.

Regards           Michael

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 Posted: Sun Oct 19th, 2014 01:16 am
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I think that the whole population was clucking drunk.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 20th, 2014 04:42 am
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There is a totaly NUTTY site called...

...Toy Voyagers (I think).

They send toys around the globe to be photograped.

They same toy, often figures, gets snapped on a world tour...

...Sydney harbour-bridge, the Rockies, NYC, Buckingham Place etc.

Why ?

Cos yer can !

Cheers.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 20th, 2014 09:18 pm
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Ray :

Most "grain of rice" bulbs, or "grain of wheat" as we call them tend to be rated at around 12v. If you run them at 5 - 6v (max) instead they give a nice 'oil lamp' glow & last for ages.

I have tried yellow lensed LED's plus resistors but they still look a bit harsh to my eyes. LED's, unlike filament lamps, always run at a fixed 'colour temperature' regardless of increasing resistance, which simply dims them a bit. Varying the supply voltage of a filament lamp will dramatically alter the colour of the light emitted, hence the 'oil lamp' effect. Unless of course you are modelling that new fangled electric lighting stuff when LED's will give a better effect. Excellent modelling, as always !.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 21st, 2014 03:57 am
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Nice stuff Ray.

A tip on the LEDs. I am not an electronics expert either, but... the internet helps. There are online resistor calculators that will give you the proper sizing for LEDs based on your voltage choice and the 'normal' working parameters of each color of LED. I have successfully salvaged LEDs off of junk electronic stuff (VCR, stereo, etc) by using the calculator.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 22nd, 2014 10:51 am
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As I suspected, many in the hobby have to much time on their hands!

see my models at
http://www.engineerkyle.com

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I've only just discovered this post after 4 months, boy has time gone quick, I was one of those visiting Aussies, we did a 3 week trip from LA, down to San Diego (Rays place), train back to LA then overnight to Albuquerque, hire a car and drive up thru Chama, Durango, Grand Junction, Leadville, Colorado Springs and Denver, then flew home via Boise, Idaho. Rode the C&T, D&S, Pikes Peak, and Georgetown Railroads and popped in to visit Kevin Strong at Denver as well.

Ray and Kevin are very accomodating and congenial hosts who both made us feel very welcome, along with most everybody we met while we were there.

The In-ko-pah Railroad is jaw dropping beautiful, photos just do not do it justice, Ray has done a fantastic job, if you get the chance to visit lovely San Diego give Ray a call (I hope you don't mind me saying that Ray!), you will be suitably impressed.

And the rest of our trip was fantastic as well, I'll be back in a couple of years so look out for me!

Wayne 



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