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daniel_leavitt2000

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Ideas for a new photo modual?
« on: October 14, 2007, 04:24:47 PM »
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I have two photo moduals so far. One is suposedly a branchline in the woods with code 40 rail and no elivated roadbed. The other modual is a grade crossing seen in my first two articles. I feel these are both getting used too much and I would like to build a new modual.

What would be a good modual to produce? A city, or bridge scene or somthing totally different. I want to be able to get several shots out of it without boring the reader.
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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 04:43:08 PM »
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You could model a back wall of some building with 2 tracks . You could use either track , but the track not against the wall or loading dock of the building would be easier to put the wheels on the rails . Shadows could be problematic though .

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 06:25:51 PM »
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The back of a strip mall.

Seriously.

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 08:09:05 PM »
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Dan, always liked a shot of a train going across a bridge with a well done water scene.
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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 11:06:27 AM »
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maybe a small though girder bridge going over a road I find that alwys makes a cool scene.(and you could add some strip malls along the road like Ed suggested.

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 11:27:18 AM »
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Here's another one: a signal with a convenience store and a dirt path from the tracks to the store.

The scene itself is a story...

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 03:03:31 PM »
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if i were to do up a photo module, i'd have an at grade junction of 2 railroads.  the scene could be very dense if in an urban environ, like Chi-town.  even in the rolling hills of Ohio, a diamond could be an interesting model - look at the PRR/N&W (NKP) junction at Morgan Run - a tower, a double track main (PRR), a setout track, a single track main (N&W), a through truss bridge 1/4 mile to the north on the N&W, and a rocky ridge to the south.  very scenic...

of course, you could just do a strip mall - make sure it has a Hooters.

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 03:38:41 PM »
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I vote for Steve's idea about an at-grade crossing of two lines. I'd make one line a double track, Class 1 carrier, and the 2nd line a rickety short line with jointed rail and deferred maintenance. Put in a tower under the short line's control, maybe an interchange track as well. The scene itself would be relatively timeless, enabling you to shoot whatever era you choose.

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 10:32:31 PM »
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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007, 07:53:23 AM »
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Robb,

Is "crick" western Virginian for "creek"?


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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 10:10:58 AM »
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I know you didn't ask me, but I've had to explain my own terminology before. 
Robbman's may be different, but here are my definitions:

Crick: narrow enough to jump over, low chance of getting your shoes wet.  (also sometimes used for seasonal creeks)
Creek: wide enough to make you pick a narrow spot to cross, or there's a good chance of getting your shoes wet.
Stream: wide enough to get you wet, and make you take more than few strides to cross, you may even have to wade through a bit of water.
River: yea you're wet, probably swimming, better be ready for strong current, and likely to take more than a couple minutes to cross.
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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 01:27:10 PM »
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Here's couple I've done...




I did the second one back in the 80's.  Pardon the Bachmann crap masters...

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007, 10:06:16 PM »
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Here's another one: a signal with a convenience store and a dirt path from the tracks to the store.

The scene itself is a story...

you mean a WaWa, a WRX STI, and a guy with a 40oz fountain drink can be part of the scene?

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2007, 09:23:23 AM »
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The first thing I thought of when he mentioned that was the Royal Farms down on Boston Street next to the Canton RR...

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Re: Ideas for a new photo modual?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2007, 03:09:31 PM »
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Here's another one: a signal with a convenience store and a dirt path from the tracks to the store.

The scene itself is a story...

you mean a WaWa, a WRX STI, and a guy with a 40oz fountain drink can be part of the scene?

A couple guys, and they came in bottles, not cups :)