It's about time ...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Tim K, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    I posted a couple pics of what I have been up to.

    Be gentle :rolleyes:

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  2. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Another one ,sorry they are rather small.

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  3. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    One more..:)

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  4. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Last one for now.

    I can't seem to get that one :curse: I will try later.

    Tim K
  5. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Try again.

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  6. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Last one for now.

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  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    looking good comming right along :)to me the bench work is the biggest obstacal ( don't like carpendry)
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nice neat looking benchwork Tim! I like the set of drawers underneath.
  9. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Thanks guy's for the kind words ,I enjoyed the bench work part I am just disapointed in how the pictures turned out .

    To give you an idea of the size the longest part of the bench measure almost twentysix feet although it seems much shorter in the pics.

    I am going to start adding the elevation changes next to get away from that flat look.

    Tim K

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  10. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    :wave: :wave: I really like that benchwork. So smooth and even. I have planned on instaling some drawers under my bench sometime:oops: :oops: sign1 sign1
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Nice job! Looking really great! you are on your way to an aweseom layout. to bad you can't make the pictures bigger.
  12. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Thanks GEC

    I tried to make the pictures the suggested 640/480 and it wouldn't accept them so after a number of tries I ended up with 200/140:curse: .
    Way to small to enjoy.

    I will try to lower the pixel count and take a couple more later .
    I have given up for tonight .

    Tim K
  13. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    you can resize the pictures with a microsoft tool. if you want i can make them bigger
  14. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Tim, head on over to and get a free account there. Then you can upload all the fullsize images there and just post links.

    Looking forward to see your progress.
  15. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice neat looking benchwork and finished-off too. When I first posted pictures here, they were way TOO LARGE and many people wouldn't even bother to look at them, especially if they were on dial-up. I store my photos in Photobucket, where I finally learned that it's very easy to resize them to suit the end use, and it's also free.

  16. webmaster

    webmaster Member

    Tim, you'll probably find it was the file size. JPEG are better quality than a GIF, but Gif's are a much smaller file size.
  17. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    Thank you everyone for your encouragement , I was a little nervious posting pictures of my first attempt at MRR. :)

    I actually have a good program for editing pictures but for some reasonI had to make them a lot smaller than the suggested size.

    Tim K
  18. GeorgeHO

    GeorgeHO Member

    I had problems resizing photos. Local Computer shop wanted $600 for an Adobe package that resized and saved in JPEG, not PDF. Was given my daughters old computer that should have the software I need, but haven't set it up yet. The info from the others is really beneficial and I'll try them out also. Just a warning, If you are going to elevate, you'll probably pull up the tracks you have laid down, so make them as removable as possible. I am at a similar stage to you and I bought tacks (small thin nails about 1.75 inches long with little ridges). When I want to change the track, I just pull up the tacks, lay new track (sectional, no roadbed at this time), and have an operating session on it. I painted the pink top with household latex paint the same color as the local dirt (coffee, double cream for me). You may also want to put a very light coat of joint compound over the foam (get the kind that remains more flexible when dry). For my next module I am going to mix the paint with the compound (it says water based) prior to putting it down, so it won't matter if it chips. Good luck, it looks like you're going great.
  19. Arizona Heat

    Arizona Heat Member

    tim I have 2 free programs that i use: and they are both good but I use photobucket because it automatically resizes your photos to forums, emails,etc.
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Its not the size that matters...Its the impact that the pics are making.
    And what an impact!
    Can't wait to see more........Good job!

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