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dick green

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The adv N ture begins
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:29:37 PM »
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I have recently been thinking about moving to n scale because the operational benefits of n scale in a smaller space. to that end I have been working on a diorama to test my skills and eyes. I have posted this on another forum. I appreciate the critiques ive read on this forum so I am posting my pics here also.

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 09:39:45 PM »
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cant figure out the picture upload thing

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 09:46:03 PM »
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Make sure your images start with [img] - you have a couple that open at [imghttp:// and so the computer doesn't completely know what to do.
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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 09:47:48 PM »
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I can see what looks like some cool scenes, but the pictures are very tiny, thumbnail size.  Where are the full sized pictures?

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 09:53:35 PM »
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cant figure out the picture upload thing

Read this, it should help explain how to post your pictures.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=26436.msg267877#msg267877

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 10:10:30 PM »
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thanks I figured out the pictures but is there a limit to how many I can post

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 10:25:13 PM »
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Now with the picture links fixed...

Looks good to me, Dick. Nice work on the weathering. One thing I noticed, tho', is that the structures seem to be floating on the scenery rather than having solid foundations built into the scenery. Closing the gaps around the bases like you did with the pavement at the loading doors will do wonders. Also, the dumpster is backwards (this style is usually picked-up from the taller side), and there should be more wear and tear around where it sits, including some gashes in the asphalt from less-than-gentle handling.
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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 10:35:08 PM »
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I fixed the link on the last picture.  It was missing a bracket after the [img.  Anyhow, welcome to N scale.  Looking good!

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 10:42:24 PM »
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thanks for the comments. I could probably sweep some ground cover up against the building. but I don't want to glue any thing down as this will all go on my layout when I can get some track to start it. This is what the dumpster at work looks like.

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 11:28:20 PM »
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I agree with the comments about planting the building so.....


Oh the cruelty of the camera I need more around tank and pump house but I'm going to bed.

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 12:35:19 AM »
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Oh, BIG improvement! Wow. Yep.

Don't need to do much more, just close the gaps and you have it. Very nice.
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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 06:49:49 AM »
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The camera is the best modeling tool we have available ..

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 10:06:19 AM »
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Looks to me like you're ready to jump feet first into the wonderful world of N scale! Looks first class to me.  As to the dumpster, that one is oriented correctly for that style where I live. 
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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 10:37:30 AM »
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Looks to me like you're ready to jump feet first into the wonderful world of N scale! Looks first class to me.  As to the dumpster, that one is oriented correctly for that style where I live.
I second Bobs statements, the compliment and the fact the dumpster is correct, in fact is is set up just like the one I had out my office window for two years, nice job!

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Re: The adv N ture begins
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 10:37:51 AM »
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Rust
can-o-worms is wide open, tank and pump house gets it started. 

Rust up the sides of the rails.
Some chain link fencing around pump house would help a lot. 
Bits of trash that escape during loading and unloading around freight doors. 
Most businesses would not pass the opportunity to put their name and or logo up on that tank.
Building looks freshly built and painted but tank and pump house look well aged.  Dirty up the roof at the very least.  Most businesses don't spend lavishly on the railroad side that cannot be seen from the road.
Graffiti, if it exists in your world, it can help set the date, Kilroy for bygone days or the current billboard and mural styles can give an immediate sense of time and even place. 
Signage for close clearance of freight cars, era appropriate. 
Taller weeds, layers upon layers are important to make convincing scenery. 

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