Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Vehicles" Ends Monday, May 17th.

Mark Watson May 14, 2010

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Choose your favorite photo set(s)!!

Poll closed May 22, 2010.
  1. Flash Blackman - Semi-tractors and trailers

    8 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Mark Watson - Mr. Delphos railfanning in his Model A Pick-up

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. GrampysTrains - Narrow dune buggy escape

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  4. COverton - Vehicles passed by the N&W J Class Northern

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  5. N-builder - Farm equipment and delivery truck

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  6. oldrk - A typical day in Peru Indiana, mid 1950s

    8 vote(s)
    40.0%
  7. r_i_straw - Sugar Land Volunteer Fire Department

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    [​IMG] Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Vehicles" *SPECIAL EDITION* Ends Monday, May 17th.

    That's right, vehicles... who saw that one coming? ;) :p

    ** Please read all rules as they ARE different from previous weeks!**
    If you notice a typo, error, or confusing statement, please notify user Mark Watson immediately for correction and clarification.

    For this special edition of the Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge each member is tasked to create up to 4 images that together tell a story of railroading. The story can be as simple or complex as necessary and you may include a single sentence or a few paragraphs to explain the story, but each story will be judged by the images and the way they link together.

    Please post all content in a SINGLE post.
    Don't hesitate to ask any questions, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! :D

    Modeling Photo Challenge Topic: "Vehicles"
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Monday, May 17th. Late entries will be accepted up until the official "Time's up!" post within the thread.

    3. For photos to be eligible they must be taken between Friday May 14th and Monday, May 17thth
    Please use the challenge as a motive to take a new photographs!

    4. Any posts with images taken before the commencement of the challenge will not be included in the poll and may be moved to the cutting room floor thread.
    - Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct. -

    5. **Up to 4 images per participant so please choose the images carefully.

    6. Though realism is popular among voters, it is not required. Any image or snap shot related to the topic is acceptable!

    7. Though not required, commenting on other peoples pictures is encouraged.

    8. Please use the Cutting Room Floor thread for related but ineligible images.

    9. A clever and distinctive title for your image helps identify it among voters. (And makes it easier for me when posting the poll.)

    10. Photo editing and enhancing is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged, however the subject and focal point must remain that of a physical model.

    On May 18th, all entries will be put up for a public vote, in which all members of TrainBoard may vote for their favorite entry(s), regardless of whether you submitted an entry or not. Voting will last 4 days. You may vote for multiple entries. To do this, you must select all entries for which you wish to vote at once, and then click the submit button.
     
  2. Flash Blackman

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    Here is my Peterbilt tractor and an old Concor modified reefer. The reefer is custom painted and decorated with home made decals. Pine State was an old NC dairy company.
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    [edit no. 1] Since we can have four photos, I am adding one more. Unloading the cattle trailer.
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    [Edit no. 2.] Walmart trailer. Custom Decals.
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  3. Mark Watson

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    It's been a while since I've had the chance to enter one of these myself, so I figured I'd take some time today and snap a photo myself.


    A small dust cloud is kicked up by Mr. Delphos' Model A Pick-up as he runs along side a CB&Q Mikado.
    Mr. Delphos happens to be an avid railfan when he's not tending to his grocery store.
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    Looks like Mr. Delphos took the long way home from the hardware store today and took the time to stop along the tracks for some train action.
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    Another day, another sighting. Mr. Delphos is back at his favorite railfan spot. Today he caught an eastbound passenger consist.
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    He gives the crew man a wave as he sits on the fender of his Model A Pick-up.
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  4. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Let's get some more vehicle photos! :D :D
     
  5. Rasputen

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    I'm out of the country right now so I have to use some from the archives -
    here's a shot of various resin and metal trucks with plastic trailers.

    This is a Cars-N-Scale resin school bus that I carefully hollowed out and scratch
    built an interior for. I used a second bus to salvage the hood and doors from.

    If you look closely you will see someone is escaping from the back of the bus.

    **Photos taken outside of challenge time frame. Click here to see the photos in the cutting room floor** :)
     
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  6. Mark Watson

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    Hi Rasputen, you have a wonderful entry however because of your archive statement I'm not sure that your photos will be eligible for the challenge. :(

    If they were indeed photographed between the above dates than please let me know asap, otherwise I will move them to the Cutting Room Floor thread. :)
     
  7. Curn

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    "- Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct. -"

    Mark, This statement lead me to believe that you knew how to check the metadata of photos. Its pretty easy in windows.

    This is the data from Flashes truck: Sorry for using you as an example, but you are compliant.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4609785619_67d08f2ae1_o.jpg


    Just save the file locally, open it in the default windows picture viewer, right click, properties. Its kind of surprising all the good stuff that gets saved in there, and its difficult to edit it.
     
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  8. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Well, yes I do know how to check metadata, but I usually find it's more forgiving to just ask. :)
     
  9. GrampysTrains

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    This is based on a true story.

    One summer day, back around 1969, DJ was doing a little hill climbing, in his dune buggy.


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    He was crossing Stoney Creek on a Pennsy stone bridge.

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    In the distance, he sees a bright light, uh oh, a train is coming.

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    He makes it across the bridge, in plenty of time, as the local freight passes by.

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    DJ.
     
  10. COverton

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    Nice images above, gentlemen!

    I show a J Class from the Norfolk & Western slowing its train of smooth-side cars as it passes the station at Seneca Yard. Behind the station, in the public parking, is a ''55 Chev.

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    The train continues to slow as it passes the loading dock for freight where a passenger bus awaits passengers.

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    As the brakes make their muted scrubbing noise when the train finally stops, we can see a yard service vehicle, a pickup, between the tracks.

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    Adding one more image, the J Class Northern type is also near a fuel bowser.

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    -Crandell
     
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  11. Mark Watson

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    Great stuff guys! Keep them coming! :D :D
     
  12. Rasputen

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    Sorry I forgot about the date requirements - Maybe there will be another vehicle contest in the future...
     
  13. N-builder

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    Picture one a couple of farm machines at rest next to the barn after harvest.
    Picture two a truck drives by the Trust bank as it makes its delivery to the market.
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  14. oldrk

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    Its the mid 1950s in Peru Indiana. Headquarters of the C&O of Indiana. And my hometown. A typical day in downtown with even the local sherrif hiding between the buildings to catch a speeder.

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  15. r_i_straw

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    By the 1950s, the Sugar Land Volunteer Fire Department was the envy of the other small communities in East Fort Bend County. Because they were subsidized by the Imperial Sugar Company, where most of the members worked, they could afford a big new pumper truck and a new fire chief car to compliment their Model A Ford ladder truck.
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    Here they responded to a false alarm down at the meat market.
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  16. Mark Watson

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    Seven entries and still one day left! Can we make it to 10 or more entries!
    :D :D :D :D
     
  17. Flash Blackman

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    I added a photo. I just edited my original post.
     
  18. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    I added photos to my entry too. :)

    Anyone else have some vehicles to show on their layout? :D
     
  19. COverton

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    Me three. :tb-biggrin:
     
  20. Mark Watson

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    I take it we're loving the new Special Edition format? :D

    For me, having finally entered a series of my own, I feel my entry speaks much much more than if it were just a single photo. And having voted on the past few Special Edition challenges, reading a story behind the entry really grabs some of those entries and makes them stand out.

    What do you guys think? Should this Special Edition format stick around for good? :D
     

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