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 Posted: Tue Sep 12th, 2017 08:59 pm
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Helmut wrote: @Lee B

re oil can on tender deck - it's great for that optical effect but we would never have put it there in real life. And I have some experience with real steamers.

Actually, I based the placement on a photo of an oil can of that design exactly in that spot. on one of the tender decks of a locomotive of the RR I model. I don't have it online to show, though.
I also have another shot of a signal lantern in the same spot on a different date. It seems to be a place they put stuff from time to time as there was something that would keep an object from sliding off that part of the tender.



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Hi Lee :wave:



Pleased to hear that the ops. session went well.

Sounds like fun.

Would love to be there.

The round trip to Washington could be a problem though ! :shocked:



The coal looks great, I really noticed that.

A major step forward, compared to 'plastic coal'.



I find that cell-photos of models are often BETTER than using 100s of Bucks worth of camera stuff.





I like all of your cell-pix. Lee.

But this one kinda goes to the top of the pile for me.

It just has that certain 'something'.

The foreground really looks good, just like dude in dung with a Kodak ! ;)

Bring back the Box-Brownie ! :P



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Yes-sir-eee! Very cool photo there, looks like it came from Beebe & Clegg's "Mixed Train Daily", one of my favorite books.

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W C Greene wrote: Yes-sir-eee! Very cool photo there, looks like it came from Beebe & Clegg's "Mixed Train Daily", one of my favorite books.



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I find that cell-photos of models are often BETTER than using 100s of Bucks worth of camera stuff.

I like all of your cell-pix. Lee. But this one kinda goes to the top of the pile for me. It just has that certain 'something'.


Thanks much, gents! I pretty much post only what I think I'd want to see of someone else's layout. I like how that specific shot turned out. It looked decent in color, but in b/w, it really 'pops'.



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Hi Lee,
Please keep the "good stuff" coming. That photo has loads of "atmosphere". :bow::bow::bow::bow::2t:



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I love the monochrome.  It really adds atmosphere.
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The Quonset hut for the layout’s army spur is pretty much finished, I only have a few small details to put in place, such as the bulletin board on the side, a butt can for used smokes at the front door, and some wood flooring just inside where the door is opened just a little.


Here’s what it looked like as the dull coat spray was drying. I used powdered chalks for the rust, which looked way better than any paint. I might have gone a little overboard with the rust, but it’s supposed to represent a hut that was abandoned in place at least a year and a half previously.

The concept was an army unit came into the area in early 1942 to help rebuild the aging line that hadn’t seen much work since the ICC denied the application to abandon the line in 1940. So, a new Army Railway Operating Battalion has just arrived to train troops in narrow-gauge railroad operations. I have two scale 2 ½ ton trucks, a command car, and several Jeeps (all with correct stateside markings). The hut has a open space of pre-fab airfield material called, “Marsten matting”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marston_Mat
Sadly, the matting got a weathering treatment that –while accurate- almost renders it invisible to casual observers.



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Nice vintage look to the military operations. I think I see the matting to the left of the Quonset Hut. Correct???   Doc Tom

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I finished the bulletin board (with images of real WW2 railroad unit memos, not that you could read them from the layout's edge, though). I also made a unit sign for the front door, all printed onto cardstock.




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Just took shots with my cell. I put a flashlight inside the structure to see what effects I could get. It turned out decent, and I'm going to experiment more with this.

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