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sirenwerks

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If on a winter's night...
« on: October 09, 2011, 10:27:43 PM »
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I found myself on Lance Mindheim's Shelf Layout site and ran across photos of a NEC-themed N scale layout. One photo in particular of an Amtrak station at night proved to be somewhat halting - http://www.shelflayouts.com/pj4.htm - it just reminded me of so many nights when I rode the MARC to BWI station and found myself arriving in the dark empty parking lot during the cold winter months. Thanks Lance.
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 11:00:55 PM »
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Wow, that's really awesome.

I love the NEC, and that really does it justice. The only thing missing is the freight train sneaking in past the curfew.

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 11:42:46 PM »
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There's some great shots on Lance's site of this layout (as well as some others he has done).  Nice to see he is helping others to realize their dream.  I wonder if this qualifies in him still being an N-scaler???

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 11:54:55 PM »
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I sure hope he gives to charity. 

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 12:15:54 AM »
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And what to my wondering eyes should appear... but light bleeding through styrene roof tops!!   Still, as a fan of night shots, that's beautiful, and yes, very evocative of the nights I spent lingering trackside at Edgewood when I lived in Harford County all those years ago...
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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 07:02:32 AM »
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Wow...   

I think he has the right idea on the catenary - to do the supports and let the imagination do the rest.

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 08:56:45 AM »
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I sure hope he gives to charity. 

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 09:49:34 AM »
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Lance's work is awe inspiring.  His modeling is one of the standards that I aspire to achieve.
I especially recall some of his Monon modelling that really captured the time and location.

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 11:25:47 AM »
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And what to my wondering eyes should appear... but light bleeding through styrene roof tops!!

I kinda took it as an interpretive approach to daylighting in contemporary civil architecture via use translucent roofing. Maybe I was so overwhelmed with emotion at the image that I, and I'll never forgive myself for saying this, cut a fellow modeler some slack?
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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 12:16:55 PM »
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Reminds me of some of our outings to Perryville.  As far as lgiht shining thru.  I just interpret it as light shining on the roofs from surrounding fixtures.

And speaking of Perryville, when are we going to do another a$$hat gathering there before it gets too cold?

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 07:27:04 AM »
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Translucent roofing material... I can buy into that one.
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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2011, 10:04:58 AM »
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Reminds me of some of our outings to Perryville.  As far as lgiht shining thru.  I just interpret it as light shining on the roofs from surrounding fixtures.

And speaking of Perryville, when are we going to do another a$$hat gathering there before it gets too cold?


That'd be awesome. I really liked that that night.

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 06:31:32 PM »
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I thought being too damn cold was an important part of the recipe?

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 07:18:18 PM »
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Yeah, but the older I get, the more I hate the cold.    Besides, no one brought anything to stay warm last time.

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Re: If on a winter's night...
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2011, 10:22:56 PM »
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Yeah, but the older I get, the more I hate the cold.   

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