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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2013 01:39 pm
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More important than the nail holes is the whole effect. One extra-super-detailed item will automatically downgrade the rest IMHO. But I have been wrong before (just ask my wife). Jose.



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Jose, you are right. Building superdetailed stuff is great and I admire such work but rarely do these artists build operating railroads. One of the old Model Railroader authors held to the "good enough" principle and his layout was/is one of the best ever.

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Slotted #10 brass countersunks...

...are not nails...

...but a very different kettle of fish.

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(omit rust stains)



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If you go to the next section below this one..."scratch building and kit bashing".

I have brought forward 2 old builds of mine to show my technique for how I think nail head impressions should look on a model building.

builds are Q C TWEEDLE and WALKER EVANS CHURCH

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Hi all,
Given that this thread was originally about HO nails in walls, for comparison purposes, may I offer 2 photos I got of one of the O scale structures on Rod's Lost Creek layout, when I visited his layout as part of the Layout Tours at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention at Easter this year

First the view was taken from the aisle of one of his mine structures that was probably about 3' away from where I was standing


(Checking the digital data panel for this photo told me that this photo was equivalent to using a 25mm lens on a 35mm film camera - It probably used very little if any of the zoom capability of my camera)

and a much tighter zoom looking at the office on the landing above the loading gates

(This photo was equivalent to using a 200mm lens on a 35mm camera. My camera was probably showing about 8X zoom in the view panel when I took the photo - any much higher zoom ratios than that and I get blurry hand-held photos)

I hope that this helps compare approaches on O scale structures.



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That is a magnificent structure and great photography John.

Thanks.

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Hi Johnny.
Please don't thank me too much, Lost Creek Rod made the model and added the details, and opened up his layout for visitors. I had the camera set for "mug mode" (full automatic)- I only moved the zoom in and out.



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could you see with the naked eye as they say, the nail head impressions in the model from 3 feet in O scale ???

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Hi Johnny :wave:

HOws things going ?
Haven't heard from you for a while.
You been busy ?

:moose:

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Hello Si.
Yes I have been very busy lately.
I am moving and am also changing scales.
Going from HO to G scale with a garden railroad.
Started small but am already planning to expand.
Hope all is well with you and all other forum members.

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