Charlie's Got a Website!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Drew1125, Aug 5, 2001.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well I've finally flung myself (& my little N scale layout) onto the information highway...
    It's still pretty new, but let me know what you think!
  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

  3. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    looks great just what I am arm chairing at the moment, with a mining theme now I am inspired
    just click on WWW. at the bottom of the post
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Jimmy!
    That kind of response makes it very rewarding for me.
    I wasn't sure how my home page would show up, but Jimmy's right = There's a www tab at the bottom of my post that will take you there.
    I've made some progress since those pictures were made. The photography thing is still kind of new to me. But Shamus has inspired me to dive in there & give it a try. There are more pictures in the works, & I will get them online as soon as I can.
    Thanks again to everyone!
  5. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Looking Good


    Your project is looking good!:D Jessica and I are looking at buying or building our own house when we move to Tennessee next year. We are debating where to put the trains. :confused: Can't put them in the basement, they don't have them. :( She want the den to be our computer and Ham Radio room, no trains. :( So I guess it will be in my work shoppe! We'll see.;)

  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Great looking site

    Hi Charlie, I loved the little The Four Sisters Branch, you are making, being ex showbusiness myself the theatrical approach to lighting will enhance your photo's. Can you get some close ups of the trackwork some time.


    NARA Member #24
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Shamus!
    The only photo equipment I have at the present time is an old Canon AE1 that I bought about 25 years ago. It has a 55 mm lense, & will only stop down to f16. I want to get a lense with more close-up capability, even more essential with N scale.
    I also need to invest in some sort of lighting system. I've been experimenting with a hand held strobe, but haven't seen the results yet. If they're worth anything, I'll post them.
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member


    Hi Charlie,
    Why not use as I do Daylight Flourescent Tubes, you could place one 5' tube inside the valance out of sight. f16 would be okay if you can keep the Aperture open for around 3 to 4 seconds. Use the B stop with a cable attached and the camera on a tripod.

    Depth of field would be fine for a small layout.


    NARA Member #24
  9. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    I try to learn some thing every day and today was no exception
    Picture taking lessons!! WOW! Thanks guys
  10. michael l

    michael l Member

    looks great charlie!

    keep up the good work and it is a great start!
  11. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    The light fixture I have behind the valance is a little 12" flourescent. I'm aware of the standard 48" shop lights (I've got several of those around the house), but I'm not sure what a "daylight" is... Do I need to go to a camera shop for these?
    michael l,
    Thanks very much!
  12. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Your Camara talk today got me playing around with a digital .Hows this for a nice photo? Photographed in color af ew days ago and enhanced to black and white

    Attached Files:

  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    That's one hell of a nice picture, draws you into the shot.

    Daylight Flourescent Tubes can be bought from most electrical stores, but I would expect you would have to have them ordered, not something thats kept on hand.



    NARA Member #24
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That is a great photo Jimmy!
    Really like the look of the B&W. Kind of gives it a timeless feel.
  15. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member



    Ansel Adams, eat your heart out! That's a great photo!
  16. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    thank you for inspiration

    I had begun to worry about how to put model trains in my next living space, which will be small...

    I had gotten so locked into HO mode that I hadn't even thought about this (obvious now) idea!

    I'll post pictures on that distant day. We still have to buy and refit the Pullman before I can start on this project!

    Oh, speaking of this- we're going to go visiting a lot of mid fifties Pullman coaches. Is anyone interested in pictures? If you're modelling the LIRR in the fifties, our research might help you out :)

    (the pic is of one of the cars we plan to visit in a few weeks)

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  17. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Biggerhammer Hi

    Last year I visited Vincent Mariner Down in East Shore, Virginia The ESHRR is a short line operating over the length of the east shore, At Cape Charles ,their most southerly siding they have two Pullmans that have been converted into holiday homes ( very well done) with all the Modcons to make them very comfortable.
    contact Vincent as he is an Engineer on that line and he may be able to send you some pictures. His e-mail address is

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