Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Nov 21, 2008.
A friend clean my camera and said it will last for a few more miles but,I should be looking for a replacement..
Here is better pictures of the GP15-1s.
Plus 2 of my newest Atlas Trainman cars.
NICE pics folks!:thumb:
Larry, i really like your GP15:thumb: , i cant wait till Proto 1000 comes out with the HO GP15's:winki::mrgreen: .
Great pics :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:, guys.
1926 essex by Jordan
Central New England's wrecked GP60, waits it's demise outside the engine house.
(Flew off the layout while I was testing track.....
Tip: Good idea to block unfinished branches, sidings next to edge of layout with a tack)
Great start to this weeks thread. Sorry to here about that loco... by any chance did the crew have something to do with it???
Thanks guys. Its alright. I do have the parts to fix it. Just haven't gotten around to it.
What happened was, I was blocking the engine facility electrically(I don't have Dcc...yet!), and was checking one of the "dead tracks" to see if the DPDT switch was connected right. The GP60(Which I super-detailed from a basic Athearn BB) was sitting on the track I was testing. With the powerpack set at "run 8", it just sat there. When I flicked the switch to the "on" position(forgetting where the throttle was set at), the loco took off, down an unfinished branch line and right off the edge of the layout.
So basically...It was operator error.
Another tip: Good to use those cheap Bachmann "Buy A Loco, Get A caboose Free", toy store deals when testing track.
A one car special transfer run for the interchange track promptly going to the Ford plant.
I thouht this looked pretty cool. I still think the hill looks way to steep, especialy to have grass growing on it.
Nice December pic Charlie! Geez, 31 years ago! I feel old.
Kevin, I think the hill looks fine but if you believe it isn't convincing maybe create some bare dirt patches or add a few rock outcroppings or a retaining wall? The wood stacks are cool!
That gives me a pretty good idea..........
Or, claim it is covered with Ivy (or Kudzu if this is the south :mrgreen: ). Fair warning though: The vegetation type does not matter. In reality, the "angle of repose" for most loose materials is about 30 degrees or less. Anything steeper than that has to have something supporting it (bedrock outcrops or a man-made wall). For model railroad scenery, it is often necessary to make things steeper for forced perspective and being able to fit more scenery in a narrower space. The trick is to hide it in such a way that the viewer can never truly see the slope in profile, and proving it is steeper than 30 degrees.
Kevin i LOVE this pic!!! Gota couple questions tho
What are the pallets made out of? They look cool :thumb:
Who makes that Forklift? i need to get a few dozen of them for my M&ET modules lol
Have you posted pics of that truck in the backround before? It looks new and looks pretty cool :mrgreen: i say you should post a pic of the scene looking the other way too so we can see that rig :mrgreen:
BTW, i think the embankment looks okay to me :thumb: :mrgreen:
Great photos as always this week folks!!:thumb:
Kevin, I don't think the hillside is too steep but I do think you need to add some things to it. The vision I have in my head is that this is a hill that was cut away to make room for expansion of the lumberyard. It'll be steep and it should have a lot of dirt showing through as if the vegetation has not yet grown over the cut. Also along the ridge of the hill you may want to plant some trees to give the illusion of the hill being cut away. Perhaps a small tree or two has given way to some water erosion and slid down the hill. Just some ideas but overall I think it looks good.
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