Southbound Freight

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, May 25, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    A long freight train rumbles south on the Four Sisters Branch, behind a K&I geep, & an L&N Alco...

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking good buddy, always nice to see freight moving in the south! :cool:
  3. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    That's just the kind of photo I like Charlie. Low at eyeball level, great. All your structures are just as in real life, a fine mix.
    You get better "depth" pics of your N gauge than I can get on my HO one!

    Are these Peco "live frog" turnouts you're using?

  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks for the kind words, guys!
    I took the shot, because I was trying out the timed shutter on my camera, & I pressed the button, & then set the camera on the tracks. The lens on my Sony digital is at the top of the camera, so I turned the camera upside down, so the lens was right at track level. Then I flipped the image on the computer before I posted it.
    All the track is Peco Streamline code 55, with Electro-Frog turnouts.
    I can't say enough good things about Peco track, & turnouts...they look good, & operate even better, & are practically indestructible.
    After I saw Tyson's trackwork, & heard that he used the same track as me, but with far better looking results, I went back & reworked a lot of my "ballast", & ground cover...
    One of my pet peeves with N scale is the hugely out-of-scale rail size...But if you do a good job of ballasting, the Peco track looks pretty much as good as most HO flex.
    I didn't use any roadbed, I just laid the track right on the foam base, because I wanted to try to get the look of poorly maintained yard & branch track.

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