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Real or Model - an aerial photo
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:26:25 AM »
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Western Washington had a strong wind storm Sunday, resulting in this picture, from KING-TV.

"Pictures showed damage at warehouses and factories around the Frederickson Boeing plant in Puyallup, Wash. The system also tipped a train off its tracks and severe winds reportedly took out windows and downed power lines there."
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Strong-windstorm--Western-Washington-weekend-225716201.html


Looks like a model after someone bumped the benchwork.  Somehow even the scenery looks "fake", and the ballast looks like someone didn't clean it all off the ties before gluing.
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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 06:53:41 AM »
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lol yeh I had a hard time deciding if it was real or not so I watched the news article yep its real bad tornado bad

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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 12:04:29 PM »
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"it derailed locomotive cars..."  :facepalm:
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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 12:14:01 PM »
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My favorite line from the story : "The door making company had to shut its doors to clean up the piles of debris and insulation littered across their parking lot."

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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 02:10:46 PM »
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Looks like a model after someone bumped the benchwork.  Somehow even the scenery looks "fake", and the ballast looks like someone didn't clean it all off the ties before gluing.

Yep, you can see clumps of ground foam, some spilled cinders, and even the water line has something going on that makes it look like the meniscus that forms around the edges of poured water products.
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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 03:07:58 PM »
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Yep, you can see clumps of ground foam, some spilled cinders, and even the water line has something going on that makes it look like the meniscus that forms around the edges of poured water products.

Heh, DKS beat me to it.  I was going to say that the "water" looks like Envirotex Lite.  Or, you could say that the edge of the benchwork is showing at top left.

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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 03:42:21 PM »
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To me, the biggest sign that this is a layout photo is that the trucks are mechanically connected to the carbodies.

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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 04:49:38 PM »
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And the water looks like it is higher than the shoreline... seems to be a ridge where it steps down. That's some pretty lazy modeling. A little variation in the ground cover would have been nice... nothing is ever that uniform in the real world  ;)
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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 06:23:01 PM »
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A little variation in the ground cover would have been nice... nothing is ever that uniform in the real world  ;)

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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 06:45:47 PM »
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FWIW, here is my critique. Hope it helps the modeler improve their skills.

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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 08:04:38 PM »
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To me, the biggest sign that this is a layout photo is that the trucks are mechanically connected to the carbodies.

Aw, you beat me to it.


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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 11:24:01 PM »
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The code 40 rail looks pretty good tho   :D


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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 02:03:05 AM »
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Ed:  I agree, that is nice trackwork.  Just shows that not all industrial tracks are neglected.

Everyone, it is a real-world photo.  Damage was minimal, today's reports said three building roofs were damaged, a few cars suffered broken windows, and the derailed boxcars.  One Seattle TV station said damage estimates are only about $25,000, which wouldn't seem to cover the boxcars, but at least one of the "roofs" was basically a canvas or plastic sheet over a steel frame, and it can be pulled back on.

I'm not sure that's water in the upper left.  Given the size of Boeing's plants, that could be pavement.
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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 06:44:45 AM »
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Everyone, it is a real-world photo.  Damage was minimal, today's reports said three building roofs were damaged, a few cars suffered broken windows, and the derailed boxcars.  One Seattle TV station said damage estimates are only about $25,000, which wouldn't seem to cover the boxcars, but at least one of the "roofs" was basically a canvas or plastic sheet over a steel frame, and it can be pulled back on.

I'm not sure that's water in the upper left.  Given the size of Boeing's plants, that could be pavement.

Yes, we know it's a real-world image; it's just one of those flukes that it looks more like a model. If you watch the video in the link, that is without doubt a body of water, although it's not a natural one. According to maps, it appears to be a retaining pool. This is the exact location of the news footage:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=fredrickson+washington&hl=en&ll=47.086761,-122.350295&spn=0.001329,0.00235&sll=39.995859,-74.164615&sspn=0.270644,0.601501&t=h&hnear=Frederickson,+Pierce,+Washington&z=20
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Re: Real or Model - an aerial photo
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 06:49:18 AM »
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The code 40 rail looks pretty good tho   :D


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Can't be that good if trains are derailing!