Rural crossing...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, May 28, 2006.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    not too far from Chippawa Creek.
    This is a reshoot of a picture posted earlier.

  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Good stuff! it reminds me of a picture of the real thing i saw, but i can't remember the details.
  3. zedob

    zedob Member

    DW, What's the radius of that track?

    I'm trying to get an idea of what min mainline radius to use for my new layout. I would like to use 30", which is really overkill for my small locos, but who knows what large loco may race my future rails.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I'm not really sure what the radius is: this area is part of a curve around one end of part of the layout room. The room is 8' wide at this end, with about 8" or 9" lost on either side for background scenery. Chippawa Creek bridge, which is mostly straight, is in the middle part of the curve, so the radius is probably about 34", although is may be a little less. Sorry that I can't be more specific, but I had a bunch of curves cut out of plywood, and I just picked the ones that fit the best. Minimum mainline radius is 30", and it's not at this curve.

  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    doctorwayne, that picture is nothing less than just slap OUTSTANDING!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: CRIPES YOU KNOW HOW TO MODEL!!!:thumb: i think your work looks VERY REAL. YOUR attention to detail is impeccable:thumb:. i am anxiously awaiting MORE pics of YOUR work:D. THANK YOU!, for posting the GREAT pic! -UP SD40-2
  6. zedob

    zedob Member


    I used to model narrow guage and my perspective of sharp, conventional and broad is kinda tweeked.
  7. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Great photo, and great work all the way around !!!

    Bob :thumb:
  8. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Your modeling and photos are outstanding. They belong to the best I’ve ever seen. Keep on posting pics, they inspire me to get better, because you show what can be done.
  9. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hi doc---great shot
  10. galt904

    galt904 Member

    How do you get your foliage so "lush?" Great shot! :)
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks for the kind words, folks. The trees, bushes and ground all get multiple applications of ground foam, depending either on the effect I want to achieve, or on how many applications it takes before it looks "right" to me.:D

    Here's a shot taken a little farther on, on the bridge over Chippawa Creek. The caboose has just passed the crossing shown in the first picture. This photo is a joint effort between cn nutbar and myself: his locos, my caboose, his camera, my layout. I believe that it was my finger making the exposure.


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