We subminiature modelers must post more!!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by kettlestack, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Since fifer posted his (also our) concern that posts seems to have dropped off in this forum, I've been anxiously awaiting delivery of my new digi cam. I'm getting the hang of it (slowly) and had a session with it tonight tonight.

    This new Fuji S5000 is a pain to figure out the permutations of button pushing :confused: .

    Here's two or three pics of bits of my layout:-

    1st .... Tyson's "fix it while you wait garage".

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  2. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    View from my back yard

    It's not often noisy with steamers around here :) .

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  3. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Devinately NOT the house on the prairie!!

    This is the only way for folks around here to get North (or South) as the layout main line is at low level running East & West.

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  4. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Ahh, those lovely mountains.

    Pitty though that those mountains are full of mines. Also a pity that they are just a painted backdrop (a Walthers product).

    Well folks, that's all for now. I think four photos is enough for one day!:)


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  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The new camera works well friend and you are a good photographer to boot Errol
    Fantastic mini-scenes.
    Yup , we should all be posting more!
  6. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Looks lile you figured the camera out. Nice shots:wave: . Another weekend of rain around here and I might be able to get some senery down and post some pics.
  7. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Nice work, Errol! Yeah, we definitely need more posts, especially of your layout!
  8. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Great work, Errol! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    You mastered the camera as well as the craft of N Scale modeling. Nice work on both accounts. :thumb: :thumb:
  10. belg

    belg Member

    Errol I truly enjoyed your fine work especially now that I can see it clearly (as the song says). The new camera is definately worth the money. One question do you remember the name of the font you used to make Tyson's sign? Thanks Pat
  11. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks for sharing the pictures , they are all great!!
    Keep them coming.
    I would be posting some if everyone hadn't already seen my progress.
  12. nalmeida

    nalmeida Member


    Absolutely fantastic work and pictures, they seem full of life and colourfull, just the way I like. Please post more
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Excellent pics and modeling (great garage too! :D ) Errol. :thumb: :cool:
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    FANTASTIC modeling, Errol! :thumb:
    I love your backdrop, & your beautiful scenery!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  15. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Groovatubulessly fantabulistic, Errol! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Not don't be shy, post some more :D :D :D
  16. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Great pictures and beautiful modeling. I'm very guilty
    about posting more and I sure need a camera. I just
    don't know what to by as theres so darn many ones out
    there. Just starting out I would like to fine one thats simple
    to post pictures with as I know nothing about how to do it.

    Any ideas? Ron: :confused:
  17. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Ron - there are a good handful that are really good for modeling + gen photography. I recommned one with a 10 X optical zoom, if you want to use it for other than model RR photo's and a good macro capability for modeling. Fuji, Cannon, Nikon, Minolta, HP, Olympus and others all offer this capability. I'm using a Minolta Z1, the Z2 is even better at 4 megapix, and both are very easy to learn. I think they are easier to use than other ones I was able to look at. The Z1 is also known for speed, so it behaves more like a conventional camera (no time lag when you push the button). Walmart is a good place to look them over if they have what you want, and you can read reviews on any/many of them here:


    On macro, you want to get as close as you can, so closer is better.
  18. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    I cheat a lot! ... hehehehe

    Thanks for your generous comments fellahs, but I have to admit that what you see in this thread is a sort of Hollywood set!
    Yes, the layout is mine and it's N gauge but these are scenes from the only angles that make it look like a reasonably modelled layout.
    If I posted an over view of the whole thing you would see what a mess I made for mysrelf. It's unfinished in so many respects and so full of "how NOT to build a layout" that I get depressed just looking at it.

    belge, dear fellow, the font I used for Tyson's garage is "Loki Cola".

    Now then, for the massochists amongst you who asked for more pictures ..... hmmmmm, OK, here goes:-

    This one is the warehouse waiting for the mid-day local to bring work to liven up this otherwise lazy day.


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  19. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Nascar has a lot of fans!

    Sunday !!!!
    NASCAR meeting is 3 miles away. Can't even get an ice cream on main street today! :cry:


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  20. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Choosing a camera?

    Ron, that's sound advice that Jon has given here.

    Also look at what Shamus has to say about an alternative to "getting in close". With 3 mega pixels or more resolution you can afford to stay back from the subject an just crop the bit you want to post.

    You can also see the results from other's cameras in Shamus's post of "Just Curious, what camera do you use?". There's nothing like seeing actual pictures taken on particular cameras (advertising should be taken with a tiny pinch of salt!).

    You will need a mains power pack for the digital camera for model photography as the small LCD display will suck a lot of juice out of internal batteries!

    One important point in choosing a camera, Optical zoom is a lot more important than digital zoom!!!!
    Hope this helps.


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