Cool picture

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by TrainNut, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Heya, I was on my way back from LA to Phoenix with my family and stopped in North Palm Springs, CA for a leg stretcher when off in the distance what do I see? 3 UP's coming down the grade with a load of double stacks in tow in between the wind generators. Sorry, it's a little small but I was pretty far away.

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    TrainNut that is pretty cool.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Didn't somebody on here model those wind generators? If I remember correctly, the same person also modeled an airport. Hmmm, anyways, you can't really make out the train but it sure gives you a good idea of how big the propellers really are.
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Yep, I remember that, it was Ray Metivier and his pictures of the wind generators and airport can be found here:


    Wind Generators:

    His thread can be found here: (it is bookmarked for me because this is such an AWSOME layout)

    BTW, Great shot TrainNut, I have been past there a couple of times myself and it looks so cool and even better when a train is rolling down the middle of them!!
  5. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Very good photo, even if you do say so yourself. :oops:

    It doesn't need to be any closer; it works very well now to show how everything scales out. What it does need, however, is more light on the side. Otherwise the train just blends right into the background. :rolleyes: If it was a bit brighter it'd definitely be a contender for Trains magazine. :thumb:
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Nice pic TrainNut. It not only gives a great perspective on the size of those wind generators compared to a train, but for anyone modeling a desert scene it gives a good perspective on how to model the plants in the desert. Desert can be difficult to model because it is seldom as desolate as a plain brown landscape would be, but a little bit of green sparsely blended over the brown landscape won't do it either. It needs small bushes scattered out on bare ground to be believable, just like the foregoround of your pic.
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Those windmills alone are pretty neat. They are building them 3 miles up the road from where I live in Portage. Now there is something worth modeling. Put a few of them on your layout.:D
  8. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member



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