My freelanced railroad

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Gavin Miller, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    i have done that before, what i do is paint the color i want to match on a white piece of the evergreen plastic and let it dry then put it on my scanner and scan it in. then i bring it in to photo shop and use the eyedroper macth the color (get the numbers of the color so you dont have to dont have to scan it again) and then do my lettering and print them out and the macth is so close and when i spray the dull coat on it blends in and makes it look like it was painted on.



    Are you getting e-mail from the gauge when someone replys to your post. I am getting e-mail from the gauge when someone replys to your post and don't know why, not that I mind, it save time looking it up, I just don't understand why.
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

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  4. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Wow. Thanks Shawn. Another good idea. Why didn't I think of that?!

    Much cheaper than buying an Alps printer!!

  5. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here's a shot I took this afternoon beside the "electrified" mainline on my NTRAK module.

    Smoky "diesel" exhaust effect created in PhotoShop.


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  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice looking shot Gavin!:cool:
  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    No doubt; at first glance I actually thought it was a prototype photo. Until it clicked in that there is no prototype, and then I took a closer look. REALLY NICE job.
  8. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here's another image from my freelanced railroad.

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  9. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    What a superb weathering job on your C30-7! I really like your paint scheme...seems a little reminiscent of the blue Montana Rail Link, which I have always liked.:)

    If I can ever come close to doing as well as you, I'll be proud of my work. You surely should be.:)
  10. NYCentral

    NYCentral Member


    Galvin, You have a great paint scheme. I really like your photo's and layout. Well Done!!:cool: :D :) :cool:
  11. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi Gavin,
    That's a wonderful layout!! Thanks for sharing those photo's.
    Obviously a LOT of effort has gone into your setup. It's an
    inspiration to us slow starters. :D :D
    From Olive Branch,
  12. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    An EMU set sits idle in the siding adjacent to the intermodal terminal on my NTRAK module.


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  13. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    One of the newest additions to my fleet is this (Japanese prototype) high speed electric set known as a 21000 series Urbanliner.

    Here is a photo of it "strectching its legs" on its first shake-down run under the catenary on the RailNet mainline.


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  14. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    OK...I'm going to be the first to ask: How did you get the motion blur effect? And don't tell me you took the pictures while riding in an N-scale model car! :D
  15. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    He heh ...

    I used a SLOW shutter speed and panned on the moving subject.

    Yeah right!

    Truth is, the train was stationary. I used Photoshop's "Motion Blur" filter to blur everything in the photo except the train which I had excluded by outlining it with the "lasso" tool.

    Looks like it is really MOVING don't you think?

  16. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    It certainly looks convincing!
  17. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here's the latest vehicles to hit the rails on my freelanced layout.

    These Light Rail Vehicles (articulated trams/trolleys?) are Japanese prototype.

    This photo shows one of the new sets testing a freshly ballasted section of track on my "turning" module. No other scenery done there yet.

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  18. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here's another shot

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    ... and another

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  20. msh

    msh Member

    Hi Gavin - I am very impressed with your work and enjoy the photos very, very much. Also, wasn't it you who came up with that out of this world backdrop method on the Gauge??? THAT Sir, is simply the best advice I've ever gotten.

    I had a thought on the white lettering for your decals. Give this a try and let the Gaugers know if it works. This is an experiment.

    On the computer, white is actually comrprised of three colors. Red, Blue and Green. Each color has a value of 255 (full on) and that makes white. It is also represented by Hue (base color), Saturation (how much) and Luminence (brightness). Since white is also the lightest value in gray scale, those settings are 160, 0 and 240. One more value (Hex) of white is #FFFFFF

    Might I suggest you try setting the color of your text to a very, very light gray by changing the values to:

    Red: 253
    Blue: 253
    Green: 253


    Hue: 160
    Saturation: 0
    Luminence: 239



    I don't know for sure, but I'd bet the printer will accept that as a color other than white and may actually print it. Give it a try.
    (I would, but I don't have any paper that's not white)

    Hope it works!

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