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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2017, 09:11:29 PM »
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Loren and group,

I humbly request a brief nautical thread drift......

Have you done any ships in N-scale?  Are there even fittings in 1/160th.  If you're who I think I remember from years back you really ought to show the group here a few of your ships.  I seem to remember a giant Scharnhorst among others that my mind can't recall right now.  I'd really love to see some of them again.  I seem to remember maybe an approximate O scale tugboat or two.

Thank you Mr. Perry and thank you all,
Bobster

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2017, 01:05:30 PM »
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Loren and group,

I humbly request a brief nautical thread drift......

Have you done any ships in N-scale?  Are there even fittings in 1/160th.  If you're who I think I remember from years back you really ought to show the group here a few of your ships.  I seem to remember a giant Scharnhorst among others that my mind can't recall right now.  I'd really love to see some of them again.  I seem to remember maybe an approximate O scale tugboat or two.

Thank you Mr. Perry and thank you all,
Bobster

I did build and operate a number of scale model ships and boats back in the 1970's and 1980's. Any photos I took were of course film-type photos and were never digitized. The larger ones included a German battlecruiser Scharnhorst, RMS Titanic, USS Long Beach (CGN-9), and USN destroyer USS Vogelgesang. Smaller boats included two 1/96 scale tugs (one civilian, the other US Navy) and a fireboat based on Revell's 1/87 scale kit. All were R/C and featured animated details. None were anywhere near N-scale, sorry. I'm no longer doing that having been thoroughly bitten and irreversibly infected by the N-scale bug.
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2017, 01:37:50 PM »
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When you include a link to a photo in your post, when the message is posted the Railwire automatically adds a code to large photo link to 1024 pixels wide. That simply tells the forum to display the large photo smaller (of course the photo you linked to stays at its original size).

I would not worry about resizing the photos you post to Google, and also let the forum take care of displaying them smaller automatically.  Keep it simple.

Okay, Pete - I'll do that. Because I use a desktop computer, the large screen size easily accommodates larger images and the ability to see small details is a real plus for us on the RW site.

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
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Loren and group,

I humbly request a brief nautical thread drift......

Have you done any ships in N-scale?  Are there even fittings in 1/160th.  If you're who I think I remember from years back you really ought to show the group here a few of your ships.  I seem to remember a giant Scharnhorst among others that my mind can't recall right now.  I'd really love to see some of them again.  I seem to remember maybe an approximate O scale tugboat or two.

Thank you Mr. Perry and thank you all,
Bobster





If youre looking for N scale ship models you could start here https://plus.google.com/115398431295896291774 . Haven't seen him on the forums lately though....

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2017, 07:53:52 PM »
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Loren, Mike, and all,

Thank you for indulging me.   I too have moved from ships (1/700) to N-scale.   Loren has done some outstanding work in model ships.  Now back to N scale.

Thank you again,
Bobster

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #80 on: September 23, 2017, 09:32:53 AM »
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Loren, Hey old man...now you're the resident expert in posting photos at TRW!  A welcome change indeed!

Your photos and information about your heavyweight AT&SF passenger train are inspirational! What a huge difference the detailed interiors with passengers makes...  :D

Looking forward to much more from you!

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2017, 04:22:13 PM »
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Loren, Hey old man...now you're the resident expert in posting photos at TRW!  A welcome change indeed!

Your photos and information about your heavyweight AT&SF passenger train are inspirational! What a huge difference the detailed interiors with passengers makes...  :D

Looking forward to much more from you!

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

Thanks, Bob! I wouldn't be doing this without you and the other guys who've been so patient with me!

Now I'm struggling through the RailWire photo posting system with help from Peteski's tremendous work, but for some reason I'm still hitting the brick wall where the "Add Picture" button has to be pushed (clicked on) and still - STILL - nothing happens. The button icon just sits there and does't respond. If I can't break through this wall, then I'm going to be stuck with Google Photos. But I'm not giving up yet.

Now to the modeling. The interior detailing and passengers do indeed make a nice difference with those passenger cars. And so do the window shades which help add that "lived in" appearance. When I watched a video of George Sellios' HO scale Franklin and South Manchester layout on YouTube, I noticed how he'd weathered his heavyweight passenger cars and that really impressed me. So I decided to do the same on my N-scale versions and the results are very satisfying to me. Something about that dusty lower body and trucks really evokes the era of steam powered rail travel of the past. I first airbrushed a light coating of Floquil's Grime onto those areas and then repeated that with Floquil's Mud. The slight Buff coloring really makes it more convincing to the eye. Tony Koester's new book on Modeling the Transition Era (I got mine two days ago) has a chapter that says this very same thing, ie. plain gray dust alone isn't enough; you need to add a little Buff (or in my case Mud) to really sell it. I do this to my other equipment as well including steam locomotives.
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2017, 04:32:05 PM »
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Thanks, Bob! I wouldn't be doing this without you and the other guys who've been so patient with me!

Now I'm struggling through the RailWire photo posting system with help from Peteski's tremendous work, but for some reason I'm still hating the brick wall where the "Add Photo" button has to be pushed (clicked on) and still - STILL - nothing happens. The button icon just sits there and does't respond. If I can't break through this wall, then I'm going to be stuck with Google Photos. But I'm not giving up yet.

It might be possible that (I assume) the older version of your browser might be not playing well with TRW's website.  If that is the case then you will not be able to post directly to TRW.  What browser and version are you using on your vintage Mac?  Were you at least able to create a category in your gallery (which is the first thing I show how to do in that tutorial)?
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2017, 04:45:03 PM »
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It might be possible that (I assume) the older version of your browser might be not playing well with TRW's website.  If that is the case then you will not be able to post directly to TRW.  What browser and version are you using on your vintage Mac?  Were you at least able to create a category in your gallery (which is the first thing I show how to do in that tutorial)?

Hi, Pete -

It's Safari, version 11.0.

BTW, my local island-based computer guru (who is also well versed in Macs) told my just a couple of months ago that my iMac with a 21.5 inch screen is still right up there with the newest ones in terms of memory, ability, and anything else needed to operate in todays cyber environment. He also stated that this particular model has been demonstrating a remarkable level of durability and reliability over the years, so I'm pretty happy with the hardware.

And yes, I was able to create a gallery and I currently have about five photos stored in it right now. I did that first thing before I went any further, exactly as you instructed, and it worked just as you said it would. Your instructions are very thorough and I'm able to understand them (so far.)
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2017, 04:50:28 PM »
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Here's a new photo using Google to see if things are still working.

This is one of my kit-bashed ATSF 3800 class 2-10-2 locomotives based on Jason Smith's wonderful resin castings and a greatly modified Kato 2-8-2 Mikado chassis that's been stretched.

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2017, 07:00:44 PM »
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Hi, Pete -

It's Safari, version 11.0.

BTW, my local island-based computer guru (who is also well versed in Macs) told my just a couple of months ago that my iMac with a 21.5 inch screen is still right up there with the newest ones in terms of memory, ability, and anything else needed to operate in todays cyber environment. He also stated that this particular model has been demonstrating a remarkable level of durability and reliability over the years, so I'm pretty happy with the hardware.

And yes, I was able to create a gallery and I currently have about five photos stored in it right now. I did that first thing before I went any further, exactly as you instructed, and it worked just as you said it would. Your instructions are very thorough and I'm able to understand them (so far.)

Oh, so you are failry up-to-date with your computer hardware and software. I thought you were still using an ancient Mac.

So you were able to create a TRW gallery and upload the photos. I assume that you did that using the instructions in the first part of the tutorial?  And that worked for you?  did you use the bulk uploader feature, or individual photo uploader?  But you cannot upload photos when composing a post?

I did visit your gallery and swa the photos there. If you are able to do that then you can go to each photo there, copy its BB code and then paste it into a post you are composing. That way you can use TRW's gallery and have the photos hosted here.

For example I took the BB code from one of your gallery photos and pasted the BB code here:



The BB code I used from your photo is
Code: [Select]
[img]https://www.therailwire.net/forum/gallery/2/2909-230917154406-24221087.jpeg[/img]
So you should be able to host your photos here and use in your posts.
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #86 on: September 23, 2017, 07:10:51 PM »
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Wow, such a great shot, too!  And those semaphores are awesome...kitbashed with scratch built arms? Please tell us more, great stuff!
Thanks, Otto K.

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
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Oh man!!  Lower quadrant semaphores!! Combined with that beautiful little brass Consolidation!  Great shot!

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2017, 09:20:53 PM »
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Oh, so you are failry up-to-date with your computer hardware and software. I thought you were still using an ancient Mac.

It's seven years old now. That  may qualify as "ancient" in computer years (sort of like dog years?)

So you were able to create a TRW gallery and upload the photos. I assume that you did that using the instructions in the first part of the tutorial?  And that worked for you?  did you use the bulk uploader feature, or individual photo uploader? 

I used both - some photos via bulk and one photo via individual.

But you cannot upload photos when composing a post?

That is correct.

I did visit your gallery and swa the photos there. If you are able to do that then you can go to each photo there, copy its BB code and then paste it into a post you are composing. That way you can use TRW's gallery and have the photos hosted here.

For example I took the BB code from one of your gallery photos and pasted the BB code here:



The BB code I used from your photo is
Code: [Select]
[img]https://www.therailwire.net/forum/gallery/2/2909-230917154406-24221087.jpeg[/img]
So you should be able to host your photos here and use in your posts.

Okay, I'll give that a shot. Thanks!

Loren

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2017, 09:40:56 PM »
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Wow, such a great shot, too!  And those semaphores are awesome...kitbashed with scratch built arms? Please tell us more, great stuff!
Thanks, Otto K.

Thank you!!! A photo similar to this one first appeared in N Scale magazine as part of my small town article in 2015. Those semaphores are a combination of kit and scratch built items. I used the gorgeous white metal castings by Century Foundry Metal Works (available from Showcase Miniatures) for the instrument cases at the bottom. These beautifully detailed cases have separate doors which reveal fully detailed interiors showing the electrical relays and so on. Then came 1/16" brass tubing for the mast with hand made finials at the tops. The blades, ladders, and small number signs just above the instrument cases were photo etched as part of an experimental project I had going back in the 1990's when I was with the Belmont Shore Lines club in Southern California. The simulated light cases and supports (behind each blade) are bits of styrene. Scraps of Micro-Scale decals were used for the I.D. numbers and stripes on the blades. The semaphores are non-operating and simply add to the EsPee ambience on parts of my layout. In other words, they're just scenery.

I was able to photograph and measure a real semaphore like these that was preserved by the railroad historical society in Los Angeles and displayed at the Pomona Fairgrounds along with U.P. Big Boy 4014 (now being restored for service) and several other important locomotives and railroad artifacts, so its dimensions are spot on.

Back at that time, Dick Billings of Fine N Scale products actually made one of these fully functional with subminiature 1.5 volt bulbs and fine wire pushrods that ran up inside the mast. Truly a fine scale model. But it was judged to be too delicate for a club environment so no more were built. My etchers (really great guys) have since lost the original artwork for the blades and ladders, etc. which irked me to no end. But that's life.
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