a visit to doctor wayne's world

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cn nutbar, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    How do you get the lighting for those great shots?????? I can't seem to get the right angle/lighting to evenly illuminate my pictures.
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    cn nutbar, you do some AWESOME photography!!:thumb: i think doctor waynes layout TOTALLY RULES!:D , and your photography does it GREAT justice.:thumb: :thumb: :D
  3. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

    Are the bridges over the river scratch build or a kit? I sure would love to build some bridges that look that good.
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    the quality of Wayne's work never ceases to amaze me. Excellent job sir.
  5. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hello everyone---thanks for all your comments,it makes submitting posts more enjoyable---no special lighting effects or techniques---doctor wayne uses florescent lights overhead---the camera does the rest---i use an olympus C-770 ultra zoom digital camera with a standard tripod ---no flash required---i just set it on automatic and snap away---beginner's luck i guess ???
    the bridge is a kit from Central Valley which should be readily available through hobby shops---hopefully doctor wayne will respond with further info. on the bridge and lighting techniques
    again,i'm just lucky to be able to visit wayne and take pictures---i'm sure anyone taking shots on his layout would look good---thanks again,nutbar
    another shot for your enjoyment

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Fantastic work both of you! What an outstanding layout!!! :thumb:

  7. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member


    Awesome pics! Beginner's luck has nothing to do with it, CN Nutbar...you have a natural eye for angles and capturing a scene. Dr. Wayne's layout is equally fantastic, the detailing is nothing short of amazing.

    Personally, I think the two of you should team up again and submit something to a magazine. I've seen both layouts and photography in feature articles that don't even compare to what you guys post here.
  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    :wave: :wave: I agree. That would make a great article:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    test shot

    hello---thanks for the votes of confidence---may last two posts seemed a bit oversized---i want to try another post to see if there's any change

  10. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    I'm speaking for my broad-band self, but in the case above, oversize was just fine! The scene and clarity of the photo make it so!
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Sorry for the delay in replying. The truss span of the bridge, as noted by cn nutbar, is from Central Valley. Including the truss, the bridge is comprised of five spans and, except for the section on the truss span, is laid out on a very gentle "S" curve. In the third picture back (the one with the doubleheader going away from the photographer), the spans consist of one Micro Engineering 30' span, one ME 50' span (both made-up from ME girders and strip styrene for the cross bracing), followed by a kitbashed Atlas through girder (deck removed, girders flipped upside down, with lateral bracing built up from strip styrene) then the CV truss, followed by another kitbashed Atlas through girder. The bridge piers and abutments were cast in Durabond 90, a very hard patching plaster. I made moulds from .060" styrene sheet to suit the site, then glued the piers to the plywood riverbed using yellow carpenters glue. The bridge is removeable in one piece, which was very handy when it came time to add the "water". Every time that I see pictures of any of the bridges on the layout (there are four major ones, all removeable, with only two in areas suitable for photography), I'm reminded of the need to go back and add rust stains and high water marks to the "concrete" work.
    As for layout lighting, as mentioned, it's all fluorescent lights, double four foot fixtures using Cool White tubes. I'm not nuts about the colour, but this type gives the most lumens per watt (and is also the cheapest). There are 16 fixtures in the room, which is an odd-shaped 560 sq. ft., and when the second level is built, there'll be another 6 to 8 fixtures added beneath the upper benchwork. The main drawbacks of this type of lighting are the colour and the overall flatness of the light, which renders a lot of the detail unnoticeable and offers little contrast in the way of shadows. As my friend mentioned, the camera compensates for the inadequacies of the lighting.
    Thanks to all for the continued warm reception to my layout as showcased by Mister Nutbar's fine photography.

  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's. Looks like it was fun.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Outstanding!:thumb: :thumb:
  14. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    test shot

    hello---i've been having difficulty submitting new posts---they're all oversized---i'm trying something different---hopefully this solves the problem

  15. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Well, at least you fixed the problem of the pictures being too big.:D :D

  16. BrianK

    BrianK Member

    I liked them being too big... so much detail! :D
  17. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I concur with BrianK, I enjoy the detail brought forth bylarge photos, but I can see the problem with (dare I say..) 56K users :eek: (any of 'em still out there?) :confused:
  18. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    mikados are the most common types of locomotives to visit doctor wayne's world,but on occasion,other classes of engines are seen as well




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