After midnight

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    It is after midnight, everyone is asleep, no train running in my switching district.

    I installed the first working street lamp on my layout today and could not resist to try to take a picture when only this light is on. Here is the result.

  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hey, that's really cool looking. :thumb: :thumb:
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Great photo! Lots of atmosphere with that single bulb and very realistic looking roads and building. The signs on the pawn shop really bring it to life.
  4. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    very well done
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Great pic!! A little loose trash on the street would make it almost life-like!!

    Gus (LC&P).
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Cool photo!
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Woah! :cool: You mean that's now real? ;)
  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Very nice overall scene: the street, the structures, the vehicles, even the light. (And that's from a guy who purposely takes the lights out of his locomotives!!):D Well done.

  9. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member


    Very nice photo! You've captured the scene very well.
  10. Soul Embrace

    Soul Embrace New Member

    nice picture :thumb:
  11. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Flat out AWESOME!!!
  12. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    Thats is simply amazing. :thumb::thumb::thumb: The best bit of train porn I have seen in some time! sign1
  13. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Lookin' good Kurt.:thumb:
    Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the photo contest.(hint):rolleyes:
  14. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Thank you, I am glad you like it, even though there is no train in sight, only some rails. Gus, you are right, a little trash would improve the scene. Well, I’m working on it, there is still a lot to do. Ray, I got your hint, but I have to finish some more scenery first.
  15. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Very nice! :thumb: Thanks for sharing.
  16. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Awesome pic and modeling! The curb and sidewalk in particular are nicely done. I'd like to see more!
  17. great photo, well done
  18. Art67

    Art67 Member


    Very nice work, I am particulary impressed with your street trackage. What material did you use for your streets? Under that street lamp the road takes on an ultra realistic texture-top notch modeling all around.

  19. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    CNW1961, WOW!, i am floored!:thumb: TRULY AWESOME PIC and MODELING!!!:thumb: I cant wait to see more.:thumb: THANKS!:D
  20. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Thank you for your nice comments. I will post more pics, but I have to finish some more scenery first. The night shot has the big advantage to disguise all the unfinished stuff. It is amazing what the camera makes of the light of this little bulb, it encourages me to put more street lamps on my layout.

    Stuart, in this picture you can see, how I build my street trackage. I don’t like to mess around with plaster (and I really make a mess when I mess around with plaster), so I had to find a clean way. I use two layers of cardboard: one to match the height of the ties and the second to match the height of the rails. Then I cover it with water resistant sanding paper(as you can see on the left side in this pic) and paint it with thin acrylic paint.


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