Looking forward to Spring already!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ralph, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Now that Winter is almost upon us (some of us to the North have already been shoveling!) its easy to wish for warmer temps and getting back to outdoor activities like watching the local ball club at the stadium across the tracks. The St. Paul Saints actual stadium that inspired this model has two busy tracks right behind the home run wall. Engineers blow their horns and the crowd waves and blow hand held wooden train whistles back. Great fun! Hmmmm, seems to be a lot of sun reflecting off that metal grain bin! :)

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice scene Ralph!
  3. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Very nice, you really captured that scene. Love those big lights too!

  4. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Looking good Ralph.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  5. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Very kewl; love the advertising on the ballpark walls.

    << PS - I haven't had to shovel yet; very odd for these parts of the universe >>
  6. What a great mini-scene, Ralph. Nicely done! :)
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice photo Ralph, yes, it's damn cold over here in the UK, been -6 just the last few days where I live.


  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks guys,

    Its been interesting to take pics of my layout. They objectively show me how things look and what needs improvement. The light towers, for example could use transformer boxes, and some of the ads on the wall are a little crooked, things I hadn't noticed before. Pictures are also telling me that I really want a digital camera! The photo above was a compromise in trying to capture the ball field without fuzzing up the buildings in the background. I've gotta get one! :)
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Ralph: I quoted this before. John Allen took a photo of Cliff Grandt's new loco and blew it up and told him "everyplace you can look at the photo and tell that it's not the prototype is an opportunity to improve your modelling." (Cliff later started Grandt Line.)
    I can't really tell, though; your prototype might be a bit off. It looks good to me.
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That's a great quote, I like it.
  11. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member


    it hurts:D :D

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