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The first pictures from my latest attempt at a layout

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The first pictures from my latest attempt at a layout
Posted by N.C.&St.L on Monday, May 20, 2019 12:19 PM

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, May 20, 2019 12:38 PM

I hope you don't mind:

Mike.

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Posted by N.C.&St.L on Monday, May 20, 2019 8:16 PM

Thanks Mike, how'd you do that? I could not get it to show.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, May 20, 2019 8:41 PM

Right click on the picture, then click on Copy image address.  Go to your post, click on the Picture icon, and paste.

If this is your photo hosting site, there should be other ways for you to post, but what I described pretty much works on any picture, no matter where it's located.

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Posted by N.C.&St.L on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:03 AM

Thank you sooo much.  Although I sit in front of a computer 8 hours a day (for the last 20 years), I am still mystified by some apps. :)

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:16 AM

I'm not seeing anything.  Must be one of the few picture hosts that don't show at work.  Most do however.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:44 AM

Nice work!

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Posted by Bigjim7 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:14 AM
Nice work. Love the back drop.
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:40 AM

That is a very pleasing scene. Great work!

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Posted by N.C.&St.L on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:58 PM

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Posted by ejeman on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:04 PM

Looks really nice!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:17 PM

Okay, you have to tell us how you did the backdrop in the last picture! It is amazing!

Thanks,

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Posted by jjdamnit on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:18 PM

Hello All,

Looks great!

Hope this helps.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:45 AM

Damn, keep forgetting to check at home where the photo host being used isn't blocked.  Most aren't blocked at work but this one is.

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:17 AM

hon30critter

Okay, you have to tell us how you did the backdrop in the last picture! It is amazing!

Thanks,

Dave

 

I'll second that. Tell us more about that wooded backdrop.

Rich

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Posted by N.C.&St.L on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:02 AM
All the backdrops on this layout came from William Prusso at TRAINJUNKIES. His stuff is great, his web site is: https://www.trainjunkies.com/
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:04 AM

N.C.&St.L
All the backdrops on this layout came from William Prusso at TRAINJUNKIES.

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It looks very good. Thank you.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:48 PM

Finally checking topic at home where the photo host isnt blocked.

Looks great.  Good back drops really make a huge difference.  The rest looks very good too.  The only thing missing is a comlete ballast job on the track.

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Posted by N.C.&St.L on Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:57 PM

Oh I agree.  My philosphy on ballast is different than what the magazines tell us, I get ALL of the scenery on both sides of the track done, and THEN I put on the "finishing" ballast.  That way it looks like the land was there first, and then they laid track. 

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Friday, May 24, 2019 1:27 AM

N.C.&St.L

Oh I agree.  My philosphy on ballast is different than what the magazines tell us, I get ALL of the scenery on both sides of the track done, and THEN I put on the "finishing" ballast.  That way it looks like the land was there first, and then they laid track. 

I have little experience with balancing but that does make sense to me, this way you don’t have to go and touch up the ballast latter after adding scenery. You may want to add a few, scattered weed in the ballast latter though, just to add to the realism.

Also are you planning on painting the track? The black ties look king of strange!

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Posted by kasskaboose on Friday, May 24, 2019 8:24 AM

Perhaps I can see the photo elsewhere.  If it looks anything like the vids, wow!  Curious why you changed the layout?  What you posted on youtube looked award-winning! 

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Posted by N.C.&St.L on Friday, May 24, 2019 12:34 PM

Well, first, I dont know how to post on You Tube, may be there is another NC&StL out there, with more tech knowledge than me, (which would not take a lot Big Smile), also I keep changing the layout because I see so much better work performed from the likes of Pelle Soeburg, Dick Elwell, Grampy, and others that I just can't accept what I did. And third, most of the track in 1:1 railroads around my location have creosote coating on them, and they are black, very black. However, I do plan to paint the track and "fool" with the ties some.  Thanks for all the questions. You bring up thing I overlook, and I need that.

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Posted by Tom Bryant_MR on Friday, May 24, 2019 10:23 PM
Excellent blending of foreground with the backdrop!

Tom

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:23 AM

mbinsewi
Right click on the picture, then click on Copy image address. Go to your post, click on the Picture icon, and paste.

 

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