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San Luis Valley Shelf Layout

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Posted by pt714 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:02 PM

Can't believe what a difference a backdrop makes, even one designed to be temporary. This was stupid easy-- foamboard taped together, edges smoothed and then rather unevenly spray-painted with a very light matte blue. Already makes me want to set up more shots.

Phil 

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:10 PM

Phil, I just stumbled onto this thread, and I have enjoyed browsing through it. Nice work! I am surprised that no one has replied as of late.

Rich

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Posted by pt714 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:21 PM

Thanks for looking and commenting, Rich! I don't mind the quiet, I've found it's pretty common for layout-in-progress threads if it's not a big pike with lots of planning involved. This is more of a place to keep a log of my projects, self-educating as I go, hopefully helpful and/or enjoyable to anyone who happens upon it.

Phil

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Posted by pt714 on Friday, August 28, 2020 6:58 AM

I've been dissatisfied with the quality of the photos I've been taking for a while, feeling that they're not capturing the level of detail I'm trying to put into my projects. New phone and new camera this week, and already I'm feeling really excited because the photos are actually beginning to look like what I see sitting at the layout. (Of course, that's a double-edged sword, as I can see with much more focus where I still need to put in the work!) Here's some shots just from messing around with it during a recent switching session.

Thanks for looking,

Phil

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00 AM

Wow! So very nice pictures! I really like the rural, branch line feel the layout has, with lots of yellower grass and not much ballast! Look forward to seeing more!

Regards, Isaac

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Posted by pt714 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:08 AM

Thank you, Isaac! I started a new job recently, and layout progress has consequently temporarily paused, but I'm hoping to still make regular updates on it (and still playing around with the new camera.)

 

Thanks for looking,

Phil

 

 

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Posted by thomas81z on Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:40 PM

pt714

Thank you, Isaac! I started a new job recently, and layout progress has consequently temporarily paused, but I'm hoping to still make regular updates on it (and still playing around with the new camera.)

 

Thanks for looking,

Phil

i lived on the front range for 5 years and you have the right flavor

i miss those ranges

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:45 PM

pt714
Thanks for looking, Phil

Phil, that is a great picture.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:37 AM

Yes, we're looking and enjoying. Quiet as churchmice and absorbing the good ideas.

Alyth Yard

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Posted by pt714 on Friday, November 27, 2020 7:02 AM

Thanks for the kind words Thomas, Kevin, and Mike, I appreciate it!

Thomas, I moved from there earlier this year, and already miss them, too.

No new photos to share, but hopefully some updates soon.

 

Phil

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