Random Shots from a layout..

mr.dean Jul 18, 2013

  1. mr.dean

    mr.dean TrainBoard Member

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    This may have been done before, and the N scale forum is doing it now with one called "favorite scenes from your layout". I model in N primarily but like to dabble in HO as well, more so as of late. These "random shots" seem to be my favorite threads to view. I love to look at all of your layouts and engines/rolling stock. Its gives me so many ideas to think about. So, if this has been done on the HO forum before this, please excuse this, but it gives you a chance to post some good pics again! The picture does NOT have to be from your home layout. Just any pic from any layout that you like. Lets make one rule, the picture HAS to have one of your engines that you own in the picture! I will start:

    Here is a picture of my Spectrum Southern 2-10-2 crossing a bridge by a small town on my club's HO scale layout. I just liked the way it looked rolling through there! The track below breaks off the main and heads back up the mountain to a lumber company.

    Southern 2-10-2 crossing bridge on club HO layout.jpg

    Thanks!
    Dean
     
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  2. river_eagle

    river_eagle TrainBoard Member

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    Here's one from my photo module
    custom what if MoPac Dash-9
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    crew change on my home layout
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  3. river_eagle

    river_eagle TrainBoard Member

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    The club layout has such a wide range of scenery
    I decided to do one from a few of them

    Zephyr arriving at Eagle River Station
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    Colorado Silver Valley
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    Western yard lead
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    and I had to add this one
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  4. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    This rule is lococentric. It discriminates against modelers and photographers who prefer to focus on cabooses, observation cars and other types of rolling stock with no loos in the picture.
     
  5. Flashwave

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    Nice, I've got a few to share as well, also from a club layout. This is the Naptown and White River:

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    EDIT: Also, one of my favorite parts of model railroad is photogrpahy is trying to shoot realistic scenes with as little telltale of a model as possible. I want you to look at the picture and question if it is actually a model, and not be able to guess where I took the photo no matter how familiar with the layout you might be. So I too must voe "nay" on this loco loco rule. Two of my pictures don't even have TRACK in them.but they are shots I took of a layout
     
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  6. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    what an excellent idea for a thread keep the pics coming please
     
  7. montanan

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    Passing the Van Dyke farm. IMAG0039_BURST002.jpg
     
  8. mr.dean

    mr.dean TrainBoard Member

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    Ok, I am not totally opposed to removing the "loco rule"! What if we open it up to there HAS to be something of yours in the photo... a caboose, rolling stock, engine, whatever. Just a good shot in general of something of yours on a layout somewhere. Please explain what is yours in the pic so we will know and maybe even who's layout. I was just trying to make it personal.. so to speak. But have enough of the layout so we can see what's going on around the item you are photographing. This way we can also see scenery and design ideas! Sound better??
     
  9. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't have a layout but these are my engines on the club layout. Wish I could do scenery like that.

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  10. JimJ

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    Here's a couple of random shots I took on my Zalma branch of the Frisco. The Castor River bridge.
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    Engine trouble, hitch the team to that old buggy.
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    Rear view of the Zalma depot. Notice the thirsty horse.
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    T J Moss Lumber office and mill at Zalma.
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  11. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great weathering Flash, when are u flying over to weather some of my locos
     
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  13. mikelhh

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    A really good little video, Jim. I stayed for one more. That little loco runs very sweetly, and your scenery is spot-on.
    Mike
     
  14. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Thanks. I do love my little 4-4-0 kitbash. It was my first decoder install, a Tsunami Light Steam micro. Now I need to reassess and upgrade some of my scenery after seeing your work.
     
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    That scene is wonderful, and those trees are epic!
     
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    Jim, you are nothing short of GREAT!!! Just outstanding scenery detail and the trackside level photos are awesome.
    However, when looking at the photo of the rear of the Zalma depot ... I see that someone built another overpass in the background. BaaHaaHaa!!
     
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  17. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot TrainBoard Member

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    Flash .. That Cotton Belt 5009 scene is just SOOOO realistic .. Beautiful work!
     
  18. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Thanks, Sherrel. By the way, I'm using your scrap wood for my water tank project. Thanks for all that.
     
  19. mr.dean

    mr.dean TrainBoard Member

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    Great video and fantastic Layout Jim! I am so... envious!
     
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