#4 steaming out of the tunnel

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by nachoman, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    just wasting time playin' around...


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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Oooo...Nice one, Kevin!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Picture Kevin.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Obviously, this tunnel portal will develop into a great spot to "illustrate" your trains. I especially like the use of black and white for the occasional steam shot. What scale is this? My uneducated guess would be HOn30 or, maybe more probably, On30. Nice lookin' loco too, what make is it?

  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    The loco is an HOn3 MDC kit. Fun kits - I wish they still made them. As for the BW photo - I've never seen too many color photos of steam locos besides tourist railroads. Somehow, color photos of steamers always look phoney to me. LOL.

  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Good shot. How did you make the smoke effect?
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    digital effects. I was messing around with some freeware called "graphic converter" for the macintosh, and drew some wide lines in various shades of gray in the direction of smoke and steam, then blended them together using some kind of "blend" tool. It was complete experimentation :)

  8. ding chavez

    ding chavez Member

    is there any way to have a model "steam" engine actually puff out steam for a while? short of having a little steam engine in there? its cool to see them riding aroudn but it would be amazing if they actually puffed out steam like real ones do too.
  9. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    As far as I know, the only way to make a "steam" engine to smoke is to install a smoke generator in it. The down side to that is that the smoke tends to settle on the layout forming these oily deposits all over the place.

    Unless you get yourself one of those Hornby OO scale live steamers.
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Cool shot!
  11. ding chavez

    ding chavez Member

    wow, i just looked the hornby up. thats awesome, i didnt know they had anything like that.

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