Got any great layout photos?

Wings & Strings Sep 25, 2010

  1. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    By the way: looking at your pictures, I feel the warm summer afternoon wind on my face and in my hair.
     
  2. jsoflo

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    This continues to be an amazing thread with incredible photos! Well here is my humble submission- I don't think I submitted it before despite it being many months old, but I fixed it a bit anyway:

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    Jan
     
  3. Eugen Haenseler

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  4. Arizona Shortline

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    Very nice! :thumbs_up:
     
  5. Mark Watson

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    Dawn at Mile Post Seven

    My Burlington O-4 Mikado charges up the hill at MP7 as the sun rises.
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  6. Wings & Strings

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    This above photo reminds me that I need to invest in more realistic lighting:tb-rolleyes:... Another excellent shot, Mark!
     
  7. Mark Watson

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    Thanks Tom.

    The only light for that photo was a single 10 dollar desk lamp. ;) :D

    The possibilities are endless with aperture control. :)
     
  8. sd90ns

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    Are these “Great Photos” of my layout? Not exactly, my photographic skills don’t rise to the levels needed to take great photos of anything much less my layout.

    They do however give the best overview of what my layout has to offer.
    Please do not look for prototypical accuracy. My layout has about as much relation to reality as an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

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    Sorry about that third picture. It was taken during the Ant/Spider Insurrection of the summer of 2010.
     
  9. SinCity

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    Same here. I love structures and pack them in. Really like how your buildings came out. :thumbs_up:
     
  10. gregorycarlson

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    I'm liking the War of the Worlds models in photo 3! Is it the Pegasus Hobbies 1/144 diorama or the 1/48 War Machine model?

    I intend to have some sci-fi references on my layouts as well, gotta have fun with it!

    Greg
     
  11. Wings & Strings

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    Well, since this thread is active again, I thought I'd throw in some more: These are two pictures, converted to sepia, of my N scale San Diego & Arizona Eastern models. Other than smoke and color, the photos are unedited.
     

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  12. Mark Watson

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    Well we've seen early morning at Mile Post 7, now let's see late afternoon.

    Burlington Northern 7309 crosses the small trestle at Mile Post 7
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  13. Tim Loutzenhiser

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    Yee-Haa! Martian War Machines! Nice! I've been thinking about something like this on my layout, since my time frame is mid-fifties. Thought it might be fun to have a movie theater with The War of the Worlds on the marquee with the war machines attacking down the street.
     
  14. sd90ns

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    War of the Worlds

    http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/pgh/pgh9202.htm

    The War Machines are from this kit. They come in the copper plating color as that was the actual color of the models used in the George Pal production.

    For one reason or another; in the final presentation the machines look kind of purple rather than the copper color they actually were.

    The models used in that movie were plated in copper as they were designed to be one pole of a static electric arc generator that was going to be the “Legs” holding up the War Machines.

    You can see this effect in the movie during the scenes when the machines rise out of the pit and during the first battle.

    Unfortunately during the filming of later scenes the electric arc ignited the set and almost burned down the sound stage where they were filming thus you don’t see that effect later in the movie.
     
  15. W Neal

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    This is not a great layout photo, just a photo. It is a vastly UNFINISHED scene. A long way to go yet...
     

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  16. Tim Loutzenhiser

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    I have the 1/48th Martian War Machine kit by Pegasus - it's copper plated and cool! I also have their 1/48th Messerschmitt Me-262; it's scheduled for building right after I finish a 1/72 Me-109. I know - shouldn't be talking about other hobbies on a RR forum. But I bet there are a bunch of us that dabble in modeling other than RR related. Thought that combining the War of the Worlds and model railroading was a fun diversion! Gotta go - The War of the Worlds from 1953 on DVD is just about to start!
     
  17. Jim Wiggin

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    War of the Worlds is probably one of my all time favorites, the original 1953, not the new excuse. I plan to model a model airplane field on my module some day as flying free flight, control line and RC is my other hobby. I also want a Jeep dealership since Jeeps are my biggest hobby. Come on Atlas, make those JK's in N! Oh yeah also need some TJ's, YJ's, CJ's, XJ's and yeah I suppose a WK for the soccer Mom's.
     
  18. Mark Watson

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    Definitely! :D

    I miss my Jeep :(

    Selling it is the most regretful decision I've ever made.


    Here's another freight making it's way through Thunder Ridge.
    Hey, didn't we just see that loco bringing up the rear? Now it's on point! :D
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  19. Wings & Strings

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    Here's my entry for today, with little number 50. It's been a while since I've used Photoshop, so my blending may be a little off. (But then again, I'm still wanting a photo backdrop so I don't HAVE to photoshop my pix. I guess I'll have to make a trip out to Jacumba with a hisg-resolution camera someday...)
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  20. Jim Wiggin

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    Mark, I hear ya on the regret. I regretted getting rid of my TJ so much I eventually got another. I'm not usually a brand loyalist but I love my Jeeps. Yup it's a Jeep thing.

    SD&E, your pictures look great. I love your steam locomotives. I also like the fact that you have proven one can have a nicely detailed layout in a small space, nice work:tb-biggrin::tb-biggrin: as always.
     

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