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Jarrell's Show Me Something, June 2022 Edition

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Posted by Pruitt on Friday, June 17, 2022 7:31 PM

This is my first ever rock casting.

Keep on with the firsts...

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 17, 2022 7:35 PM

Pruitt
This is my first ever rock casting.

Pruitt
Keep on with the firsts...

This is my very first rock casting... made with crumpled alluminum foil.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Show me another first.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, June 17, 2022 8:17 PM

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Show me another first. -Kevin

This now much-modified Mogul was my first brass locomotive...

Wayne

 

Show me another of your "firsts" please.

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Posted by John-NYBW on Friday, June 17, 2022 11:38 PM

doctorwayne

Show me another of your "firsts" please.

 
My first (and only) attempt at forced perspective.
 
 
More firsts please.
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 17, 2022 11:50 PM

John-NYBW
My first (and only) attempt at forced perspective.

It looks great. I am assuming the structures are a smaller scale.

John-NYBW
More firsts please.

This was my first attempt at forced perspective. The locomotive is HO, and the Soviet KV-1e tank is 1/48 scale. The entire scene is only ten inches deep.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I have since done quite a bit with forced perspective.

Show me another "First" please. This has brought out a lot of creativity.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, June 18, 2022 4:32 AM

Kevin.  Another 'First'.

First attempt at making puddles 'after the rain'.

 

 IMG_4230 (2) by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Another 'First' please

 

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:03 AM

SeeYou190

 

 
John-NYBW
My first (and only) attempt at forced perspective.

 

It looks great. I am assuming the structures are a smaller scale.

 

 
John-NYBW
More firsts please.

 

This was my first attempt at forced perspective. The locomotive is HO, and the Soviet KV-1e tank is 1/48 scale. The entire scene is only ten inches deep.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I have since done quite a bit with forced perspective.

Show me another "First" please. This has brought out a lot of creativity.

-Kevin

 

Yes, the houses on the hill are N scale with the rest of the layout HO. They don't show very well in the photo but there are N scale telephone poles along the road which doesn't actually exist but is suggested by the gap in the trees. I also cheated by Photoshopping out a vent pipe that runs through the top of the back drop.

I think corners are the best place for forced perspective because of the extra depth. The track tunnels under the scene.

I've thought of putting the larger scale items in the foreground but I wondered if it would be convincing. It looks good in your photo.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:28 AM

John-NYBW
I think corners are the best place for forced perspective because of the extra depth. The track tunnels under the scene. I've thought of putting the larger scale items in the foreground but I wondered if it would be convincing. It looks good in your photo.

I have never built a scene on a layout using forced perspective. All my experiments have been simply for staged photographs.

I have only visited one layout with a forced perspective scene. Garry's home layout in Kentucky had a scene near the backdrop populated withg structures smaller than N scale. It was very well executed.

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NorthBrit
Another 'First' please

 The first freight car I built from a wooden kit.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Please show me another of your firsts.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:10 AM

Kevin  -  Another first.

 

First time Panoramic View.

 

 IMG_1969 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Another First please

 

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:44 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
John-NYBW
I think corners are the best place for forced perspective because of the extra depth. The track tunnels under the scene. I've thought of putting the larger scale items in the foreground but I wondered if it would be convincing. It looks good in your photo.

 

I have never built a scene on a layout using forced perspective. All my experiments have been simply for staged photographs.

I have only visited one layout with a forced perspective scene. Garry's home layout in Kentucky had a scene near the backdrop populated withg structures smaller than N scale. It was very well executed.

 

The best example I've seen of forced perspective was at the railroad museum in North Creek, NY which is the northern terminus of the tourist Saratoga and North Creek Railroad. I'm going from memory but I think the layout represents the town of North Creek which was built on a hillside. About halfway up, the structures transition from HO to N but it is so well executed, it's almost not noticeable. I mentioned it to one of the guys running the layout and he told me most people don't even recognize it. If I wasn't a model railroader, I doubt I would have but having used the technique myself, I was able to spot it. 

I was looking up information for this post and discovered the tourist railroad ceased operations in 2018, which was shortly after I rode it. The train had a loco on each end and on the return trip, I was allowed to ride in the cab of this loco which pulled the train back to Saratoga Springs.  

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Saratoga_and_North_Creek_train.jpg

On our trip, the loco was facing forward. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 19, 2022 9:27 PM

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I guess we ran out of "firsts" to share. Here is a caboose in tall trees.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Show me more tall trees.

-Kevin

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, June 19, 2022 9:55 PM

The trees here aren't all that tall, but they are tall enough that the bridge is at least partly hidden by them...

Wayne

More tree pictures, please.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, June 20, 2022 5:46 AM

Wayne - More trees

 

Looking over Charlie Marston's Yard.

 

 IMG_5825 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

More trees please

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 20, 2022 12:36 PM

NorthBrit
More trees please.

A train in front of trees.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Show me more of the trees.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, June 20, 2022 1:19 PM

Kevin - More trees.

 

Canal Corner.

 

 IMG_5870 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Next -  Another corner of a layout please

 

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Posted by York1 on Monday, June 20, 2022 1:49 PM

NorthBrit
Next -  Another corner of a layout please

 

This was a corner hill and the first part of the layout I built:

 

Please post another photo of a corner of your layout.

York1 John       

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Posted by John-NYBW on Monday, June 20, 2022 2:06 PM

SeeYou190

Show me more of the trees.

-Kevin

 

A passenger train passes a hobo camp under the trees lining right-of-way.

I see that during the time I was getting this photo, a couple requests for corner shots have come in so I will leave those in place.

Show me a corner shot. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, June 20, 2022 10:11 PM

John-NYBW
Show me a corner shot. 

A work-in-progress corner. This farmhouse will be part of the scene:

 BurgerCrossing_xm by Edmund, on Flickr

 Farmhouse by Edmund, on Flickr

More corners, please.

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Posted by Pruitt on Monday, June 20, 2022 10:34 PM

The corner just before Hudson, Wyoming.

I call it "Cornfield Corner."

How about a scratchbuilt station?

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:22 AM

Pruitt
How about a scratchbuilt station?

You're killing me!

I built a beautiful "from scratch station" for the Scale Rails Of Southwest Florida N scale boxcar layout, and I cannot find a picture of it.

Crying

Back to our regular schedule...

Please show Mark a scratchbuilt station.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:52 AM

SeeYou190
Please show Mark a scratchbuilt station.

 

I'd like to say it was mine — but it is scratchbuilt.

 

 Union Depot by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

 

 Zephyr at Union Terminal by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

No shortcuts on the interior, either:

 The Great Hall by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

 

Take a look at the marble work on the wall above and the limestone structure outside —

 Depot and Train Shed by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

Can you believe this thing was built mainly of LEGO® blocks!  Just amazing.

 

More depots or stations, scratch, bash or otherwise, please.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:07 AM

Mark/Ed -  A Scratchbuilt Station.

One built many years  ago.  Been on several layouts.  Now rather 'battered  and seen better days as it resides at Clarence Dock Goods Yard   for the workpeople.

 

  IMG_5300 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Next  -  Your choice

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:53 AM

NorthBrit
Next  -  Your choice

Here is a boxcar on a siding.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Show me another boxcar on a siding.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:10 AM

Kevin  -  A boxcar in a siding.

 

A boxcar belonging to Hudson Ward Flour Millers outside Hudson Ward building about to be unloaded.

 

 IMG_5157 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Another boxcar in a siding please.

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:19 PM

NorthBrit

Another boxcar in a siding please.

 David

 

 
Here's a lone boxcar on Bertram's siding, likely picking up some industrial machinery...
 
 
Wayne
 
Show us a hopper car at a coal dealership, please.
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:26 PM

doctorwayne
Show us a hopper car at a coal dealership, please.

Here is one:

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

The above scene is on the HO scale layout at the Kentucky Trainpark museum.

Show me a tank car spotted at an industry.

-Kevin

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Posted by John-NYBW on Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:29 AM

SeeYou190

Show me a tank car spotted at an industry.

-Kevin

 

How about several tank cars.

Show me a freight car spotted at a lumber yard.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:44 PM

John-NYBW
Show me a freight car spotted at a lumber yard.

I get to use the same picture twice in a row for two different requests!

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  Laugh  

Show me another freight car at a lumber yard.

-Kevin

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 24, 2022 12:46 PM

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I guess there were no more lumberyards with freight cars.

Here is a scene with a windmill:

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Show me another scene with anything wind powered.

-Kevin

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:59 PM

More wind powered please.  Regards, Peter

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