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Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by nhguy, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. nhguy

    nhguy Member

    Hello, I'm Bill Shanaman from Sugar City, Colorado. About 2 computer upgrades ago I was a member here. (2003) I found my way back today. I had forgotten I was a member of this forum after my first computer crash from a virus (late 2003). I saw this forum mentioned on another forum. It rang a bell! SO for grins I came over and tried a log on. It worked!! :thumb: :D

    I model the New Haven Railroad from about 1949-1953 in HO scale. I am building a 26' x 35' double deck around the walls, walk in layout in the basement of my home. I use a NCE Power Pro 5 amp DCC system as my operating system. I have 2/3's of the upper layout built and most of the benchwork in for the rest. I had my first operation session on 12-17-06.

    My levels will be connected by a 5 turn, 2 track helix at 1.99% grade.

    I model the Hartford Division of the New Haven Railroad. The double track main line from Hartford, CT south to New Haven and the Valley branch line (where I grew up) from Hartford south to Old Saybrook, CT is what I'm building. Most of the Upper Valley branch is in and operational. Lots of switching for the local crews.

    I do have some photos if you would like to see them. No scenery in yet. Are they posted the same as over on the Atlas forum?

    Bill Shanaman
    Sugar City, CO
  2. Illus

    Illus Member

    Welcome back! Personally I would love to see some pics!
    Don't know about posting them compared to the Atlas forum though...
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  4. nhguy

    nhguy Member

    Where would I post them? In the Gallery or under something else?
  5. Buddog

    Buddog Member

    post them in this thread...
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Either in the gallery and link to them in a post or upload them directly into a post (Maximum of 5 per post.
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    OOps - you could post them in Photography forum or in the HO scale forum.
  8. nhguy

    nhguy Member

    Says my photos are to large. 153.6kb I use the smallest range on my digital camera and it loads to other forums just fine. How can I make them smaller?
  9. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Quite a few image viewer/editor programs out there allow you to resize a photo and shrink its data compression..

    I use Adobe Photoshop and it does that very easily. Resize a photo down to 640x480 resolution, and compress the file down to below 70K and it should be uploadable to the forum. Some other programs should be able to do this as well.

    Anyway, tangentially, I think the nicest-looking locomotive here in the New York City area these days would be the P32AC-DMs painted up in the New Haven colors running on the Metro North. :cool: Hopefully by sometime next year I'll have one kitbashed in HO.


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