A Few Little Scenes Along The Four Sisters Branch

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's a few little mini-scenes on my N scale switching layout...

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  4. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Charlie. Nice looking layout. I wish I had the strenght to lift barrels like that guy in the first picture.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Charlie,

    Those are great shots did you use a digital camera?;)

    Only I just bought one Olympus c-720 ultra zoom,
    Prob is after installing a usb the darn software cant find it, more probs:mad:
    I m all fired up to take some shots too:( :( :( :( :(

    ANYWAY those are beuts.
  6. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Great shots! Charlie. :cool:

    That third pic shows me just how effective back drops can be.

  7. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member


    Looks good Charlie, and by the way, is that a shipment of moon-er-varnish coming to the WC & T.?? Great job friend, :eek: :eek:
  8. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Excellent work Charlie!
    I really like the 1st pic with the view through the boxcar door.
    The weathering is neat too.
  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks guys!
    I have a Sony Mavica FD73...it's not nearly as nice as the c-720, but it has that great 10x zoom, which is so nice for photographing N scale models.

    btw, Jim, this batch is for you!...keep an eye out for it headed up your way! :D
  10. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Charlie, Great Pictures:) I have the Sony FD 75. A friend told me about a trick with it the other day. Thought you might want to try it. It seems to improve the focus of close ups to even better than they are. Agree with you that the 10X optical zoom is great!:)

    1. Zoom in on the subject as close as you can without the preview in the viewfinder going out of focus.

    2. Press the shutter button half way down. You will hear the camera beep and a green dot will light up in the viewfinder. This has locked in the autofocus.

    3. Keep the shutter button held half way down to keep the autofocus locked and zoom out slightly to frame the picture and then press the shutter button all the way down to to trip the shutter.

    4. I discovered that you can work the shutter button with the index finger of the right hand and the zoom control with your thumb.

    It appears to me that this does make a difference as the the aera in front of the subject and in back of the subject are both in focus as well as the subject. Take a look at the pic I posted in the thread called How Do You Keep It Clean....The subject...Shop Vac parts... were only about 6" from the camera lens
  11. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    It's always a pleasure to see pics of the Four Sisters RR Charlie.
    It's such a compact layout with such a realistic set of well built "scratched" industries on it. BTW, which industry took delivery of the drums of "shine"??? :D :D

  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks to both you "Robber Barons"! :D
    Thanks for the tip! I'm gonna give that a try!:)
  13. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Wow, very nice Charlie;) ;)

    I can see how that N can be very tricky to photograph:( :(

  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Sweet as a nut, Charlie.

    Ya, that little plastic guy throws his back out and sues you, then you'll think it's cute! You won't be able to afford that new loco, and he'll be living high onthe hog inthe biggest little plastic house on the layout! Hey, it happens! Hopefully your era is early enough that they aren't thinkin that way yet.
  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Nice photos Charlie!
  16. Great mini-scenes, Charlie! :p

    I'm very partial to detailing and diorama-like scenes. They really make a model railroad come to life like nothing else can. Good job! :)
  17. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Casey!
    You're one of the guys whose lead I'm always trying to follow! :)
  18. satokuma

    satokuma Member

    very nice Charlie...the detail makes the scene...
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Jon, this isn't a problem......just put it on plastic! ;) :) :D ;) :D :D
  20. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thats some real fine work Charlie, I love it.


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