Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by yellowlynn, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Some who write into this forum appear to be quite concerned as to the necessity of being prototypical. I have 5 bridges, and went totaly UNprototypical. No water, and just starting on scenery, but that makes the bridges stand out. The name of the game is FUN, and believe me I know how to play.


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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :D some like prototypical -- some dont mind not being proto.. :)

    Great Stuff!!!!!
  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I guess what I strive for is "believable".

    BTW, your pictures show that you have a similar approach to layout building as me - if you get bored with one thing work on something else! No reason you can't add a little greenery before the track is ballasted!

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Most prototypical bridges are far too large for a model railroad so I agree with you Kevin that to make them believable is the way to go. Nice work.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I hate to tell you this Lynn, but those bridges look a lot like what we seen around here. We have many dry riverbeds like that, UH, kinda prototypical I'd say.....:eek::eek:

    But, on a serious note, We are all creating our own world. It doesn't have to be close to the real world, we should be able to do what we want without someone else pointing fingers and yelling "Non-prototypical". If I want to plop a space ship on my layout, that's prototypical in my world.:thumb::thumb:
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Yep, its all about having fun and enjoying the hobby. Some folks get their enjoyment by very accurately modeling the real world with close attention to detail..others have a more impressionistic veiw. Its a matter of individual taste with no right or wrong unless you're entering a contest with expectations of protoype representation. Nice bridges Lynn.
  7. zedob

    zedob Member

    The key is to simulate proto practice. How far one takes it is subjective.

    As for bridges, as long as it looks good for your train to pass over, then it's acceptable.

    Unless you are modelling a woden trestle or a particular bridge that 'has to look perfect" you are better off with the plastic bridge kits anyways. I haven't found a succeful way to duplicate plate girders better than a cnc made mold (or cheaper method). I'd rather kitbash my bridge.
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Good to me. :D
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I keep it very simple...

    If it looks good, do it!
  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    For me prototypical believability/plausibility goes a long way..I fully believe we are trying to model a slice of the real world we live in and that should stay within the realms of the prototype and Mother Nature as far as believability/plausibility.. :D

    Lynn,Your bridges looks good. :thumb:

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