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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 02:49 pm
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Lookin good Phil  :glad::glad:

Even with the best of cameras it's rough to get both ends of a long train like that in focus.

There are photo editing programs that will blend a number of pictures, focused at different distances, into one shot, but I would imagine that it takes someone with a bunch of 'puter and photo experience to get results that are wanted.


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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 10:07 pm
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I like your module allot! The scenery is excellent.

I've caught the Z bug as well and am planning a small layout or module. I like this small stuff!

-Cody

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 10:19 pm
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Cheers Herb!:thumb:

Hi Cody, I guessed it was you over on Trainboard! Yes, this small stuff is quite addictive.
By coincidence, I recently got interested in the Kiso Forest Railway HOn30 stuff from Japan. You still got yours?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 10:41 pm
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Yeah, I've still got all my Kiso stuff except it's all packed up. Are you planning to build any Kiso stuff? Their tiny Sakai and Kato diesels are some of my all time favorites!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 11:09 pm
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acousticco wrote: Yeah, I've still got all my Kiso stuff except it's all packed up. Are you planning to build any Kiso stuff? Their tiny Sakai and Kato diesels are some of my all time favorites!
Plans - yes. Time, space, energy, funds - not at the moment! Working my way towards a major house move, so my model making time and budget are limited for the moment! I found the Kiso Module Club website, and toyed with the idea of making a module, just for kicks, they're only 1 ft by 2 ft, or maybe just a pizza layout. I agree about the little diesels, the kits look great, I wonder how straightforward they might be to build from scratch? I might start another thread on the options for potential donor chassis.
(What's the plural of chassis:brill:)

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 06:38 am
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Here's a little scratchbuilt Kiso 10 ton diesel (I think they might have been the biggest on the line). Built by Haruhiko Suga:
http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/sugaharu/1SlimG/1Tatsuta/3Rolstk/SAKAIE.htm

BTW (back on topic) What's the size of this module? What are you planning for the next one?

-Cody

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Nice engine!

Back on track, it is 4'6" by 2'2".

Undecided what's next, I thought about a yard module for staging trains, or maybe just a simple end loop that could be made quickly, so I can actually run a few trains rather than just take photographs!

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 01:55 pm
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Phil-

We allow photos of yard modules also :P

While I am a staunch supporter of point to point operation, sitting back and watching 'em go by is very therapeutic at times.

Either way, don't let the camera gather dust.


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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 12:12 am
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I had a look at the Z-bend module standards and they look pretty good (and easily manageable).

You could have a end loop module with a small yard on the outside of the loop. Best of both worlds!

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Z has certainly become better since its early days.I'm curious as to why the oddball shape for the module.

Can't afford more than one scale, and at 54, I'd go up and not down in size. If i ever make a switch, On30 it is. Great modeling though. And the risers look just like Woodland Scenics' commercial offerings (which I suppose was the idea).

Keep up the good work. If anyone is offering Eastern models in this vein, please post photos, I'd love to see 'em.

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