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How About A Little I Spy?
Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:18 PM

So we have all posted photos from time to time that showed something wrong with what we are looking at, maybe a derailment that wasn't picked up until after the pic was posted or a cow in the background that had fallen over or something similar.

I just noticed something wrong in this photo that I have since fixed, but come on Brent how did I miss it?

Can you find it and can you post a similar booboo? 

Edit; it is not the track that has joiners on it that doesn't line up with the pit, it is something else.

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:43 PM

Love this thread topic.  As I have no photos of my layout to share, I'll refrain from revealing the "oops".  I'll just say the photo points you to it.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:45 PM

Missing ladder on the super structure?  Or the white wire between the ties?
 
I think that every thing I do has errors somewhere.  I don’t keep any pictures that have errors so that I can’t post them accidently.
 
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:07 PM

Every picture I have ever taken could be nit-picked for errors.

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I appreciate the fact that the forum members do not seem to feel they need to point all of these out.

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After spending years trying to compose beautiful scenes, and knowing what kind of work it takes, I will refrain from doing the same to others.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:21 PM

Water Level Route
I'll refrain from revealing the "oops".  I'll just say the photo points you to it.

I guess we all could say that, just to CYA. Confused

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:41 PM

SeeYou190

Every picture I have ever taken could be nit-picked for errors.

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I appreciate the fact that the forum members do not seem to feel they need to point all of these out.

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After spending years trying to compose beautiful scenes, and knowing what kind of work it takes, I will refrain from doing the same to others.

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-Kevin

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I would not knit pic other's photos either, but if I don't laugh at myself no one will and some of my jokes deserve at least a chuckle. 

Anyway, the glaring error is one of the doors was hung backward, it has since been turned around. The doors on the Walthers RH hang freely so you can open and close them. While I was working on it and moving it around that one kept falling off and I guess in my haste I didn't notice I had put it on backward.

Mel, I had to go check on the missing ladder as I thought you may be right but alas there is no ladder to be seen on the box photo or in the directions.Beer

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:54 AM

I've posted lots of photos with booboos, but folks are generally pretty considerate, and don't usually go out of their way to point out my errors.

However, this one, posted in one of my early forays on-line, was pointed out almost immediately after I posted it...

 

I was aware of the hovering front wheel on the car, but didn't think that it would be all that obvious to viewers.
It left me wondering whether the fault was in my assembly of the Jordan vehicle, or my technique wielding the drywall knife to create that not-very-smooth-pavement.  The fact that I took the photo and used it, despite its flaws, never really bothered me all that much, though.

The mistakes which do bother me most, though, are the ones I make writing the blather which is meant to go with the photos, whether it's spellng mistakes, or grammatical ones, or simply not expressing that which I'm trying to convey in an easily understood manner. 
Whenever an older thread is revived (usually by a newer member) and I discover input of my own doing, I'll check it for such errors, and correct them as needed.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:06 AM

doctorwayne
I was aware of the hovering front wheel on the car, but didn't think that it would be all that obvious to viewers.

Indeed Wayne, it is not obvious. In fact, I think that you are being far too critical of yourself by pointing it out. The gap between the tire and the road is barely visible, at least in the picture anyhow.

However, if you want us to get really picky, the rear wheel doesn't appear to be on straight. It looks like it is tilted. In fact it looks like it has an old Triumph TR6 rear suspension. They were famous for the rear wheels sitting on an angle to the road.

There you go! One more thing to beat yourself up about!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh Please don't hesitate to ask if you want me to provide more excuses for you to be critical of your absolutely masterful modelling!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:58 AM

There is a company that specializes in making resin tires for 1/48 scale aircraft that have a realistic "bulge" to show the weight of the airplane. Most tires included in plastic model kits have no bulge, like the plane is flying with the landing gear down.

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I use these tires on all my 1/48 scale aircraft I build. If there is no resin tire made for a certain aircraft... I pass on the kit.

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Not having the bulge on HO scale tires has begun to bother me.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:00 AM

mbinsewi

 

 
Water Level Route
I'll refrain from revealing the "oops".  I'll just say the photo points you to it.

 

I guess we all could say that, just to CYA. Confused

Mike.

 

I was refering to the turntable pit pointing to the stall with the mishung door.  Again, I didn't want to give it away without being able to share a photo of my own for the next I spy subject.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:07 AM

I spy a little black box.  (i.e. no picture go looks like your host is blocked)

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:12 AM

Water Level Route
I was refering to the turntable pit pointing to the stall with the mishung door.  Again, I didn't want to give it away without being able to share a photo of my own for the next I spy subject.

I had look at it a couple of times to even notice the way the doors were hung. Confused

Just shows that I probably have a lot of photos for an I spy subject. Surprise

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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:47 AM

BATMAN

 

 

Mel, I had to go check on the missing ladder as I thought you may be right but alas there is no ladder to be seen on the box photo or in the directions.Beer

 

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I scratch built the superstructure on my CMR turntable using the October 1989 MR as a go-by, it had a ladder.  The CMR Kit didn’t have any superstructure.
 
 
This is from construction in 2007.
 
 
The CMR out of the box had only the handrails, very close to a Southern Pacific turntable and I’m an SP Nut.
 
When we moved to Bakersfield the Santa Fe turntable and roundhouse were still operational.  I fell in love with that turntable so my SP layout has a Santa Fe turntable.
 
Thanks MR for the article and the scale foldout in the October 1989 issue.
 
 
 
 
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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:51 AM

 Am I the only one who expected Robert Culp and Bill Cosby?

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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9:07 AM

All the younger generation are saying “what is Randy talking about”
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:05 AM

 Technically before my time too, the first season aired before I was born. But I discovered it years ago in reruns and watched it faithfully.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:18 AM

doctorwayne
 

I can hardly see that the tire is floating! The black shadow of the car hides it very well!

As for messing up photos one of the photos I resently took featured the corner of a cardboard box on the otherwise white ”backdrop” (wall). Opps!

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:28 AM

This one is a little obvious. 

 IMG_6861_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

I often correct minor blunders in PhotoShop but I didn't catch this goof-up intil weeks later Whistling


Here, I hadn't caught the evidence of arachnid activity until after I had posted the photo:

 IMG_5474_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

C'est la vie, Ed

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:09 PM

gmpullman
....Here, I hadn't caught the evidence of arachnid activity until after I had posted the photo...

Maybe not, Ed, but your spiders seem to work pretty-much true to HO scale.

I generally don't mind the spiders too much unless they get carried away with web-building....

...and am not too shy about advertising my own oversights, either....

I thought that this photo would be a good souvenir for the friend for whom I had built this locomotive...

...but didn't notice until viewing the picture that it was displaying its tendency to do what had originally earned the loco its nickname.

When first running the completed loco for its owner, it displayed a tendency to derail the lead truck on curves, then self-correct the issue as soon as straight track was encountered.  On that occasion, I remarked, in my best eastern European accent, "Holy schmoley, eeze real Beeg Boy, nothink eeze stoppink heem!"  As a result, we always refer to that loco as Beeg Boy, while its roundhouse stable-mates are usually referred to by number or their CNR alpha/numeric class I.D.s

In the photo above, the lifted wheel was manually created when I placed the loco on the track, and unwittingly (Pay attention, boy!) snapped the photo.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:27 PM

hon30critter
...However, if you want us to get really picky, the rear wheel doesn't appear to be on straight. It looks like it is tilted. In fact it looks like it has an old Triumph TR6 rear suspension. They were famous for the rear wheels sitting on an angle to the road....

Yeah, I remember those cars, but my 15 year old Mazda has the same look, and it's actually set-up to those specs, with surprisingly little adverse effects as far as tire wear is concerned.  It handles like a marble down a drain pipe, and sticks to the road like you-know-what to a wool blanket.

I've had similar problems with most Sylvan and Jordan vehicles - the latter's Model A Fords are probably the best of the bunch for good solid wheel positioning, while many of their models are too concerned with scale and not concerned enough with durability and ease of construction.  On many of my more recently-built Jordan and Sylvan models, I alter or replace the suspension parts with simpler and stronger alternatives made from styrene and/or wire, as the underbodies are not visible under normal viewing conditions.

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Posted by Medina1128 on Friday, November 22, 2019 7:59 AM

I see doors hung backwards, and, what's with that track on the bottom?

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Posted by Harrison on Friday, November 22, 2019 10:31 AM

Here's one of my best photos, but it has one major flaw/human item. Can anyone find it?

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, November 22, 2019 11:12 AM

Glue bottle chimney? 

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, November 22, 2019 11:39 AM

Medina1128

I see doors hung backwards, and, what's with that track on the bottom?

 

I was planning where I was going to place more track for parking, it just happened to be sitting there. Other than the TT being weathered there is a lot of finishing work to do. This RH/TT project sure has taken a long time mostly caused by the lighting project. Hopefully, by the end of the weekend, I will have all the track in and wired up and can reprogramme the TT.

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Posted by snjroy on Friday, November 22, 2019 2:58 PM

Yeah, I can relate to that comment. It took me a year to install and program my turntable (the fact that the instruction sheet had 2 missing pages did not help - took me 3 months to realize that was why they were so cryptic!), and another 2 months to assemble and paint the roundhouse. All works perfectly at this point - and it is trully the centrepiece of my layout - but what an adventure that was. Just getting the doors to actually work on the Walthers RH was a major battle... I eventually won that one, but who knows how long they will last before the plastic hinges break.

Simon

PS: Those are great pictures everyone. Although I find this to be a great topic (Brent has a knack to come up with these...), I really don't look for these booboos, and I totally ignore them.

 

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