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PJPickard

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Great vintage film footage
« on: December 31, 2021, 09:07:16 PM »
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A treasure trove of ideas here, also check out the rest on his channel. Really cool stuff.


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Re: Great vintage film footage
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 09:09:58 PM »
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You could screen shot that and print out backdrops!  :o

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Re: Great vintage film footage
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 03:19:13 PM »
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This is fascinating stuff. There are so many details you can pick up -- like the unusual layout of this Sunoco filling station at  0:59 . A fire at one of those pumps would take out the neighbouring wooden (residential?!) building fairly quickly.

It's a shame this is posted in the crew lounge (as opposed to prototype info?) where some might not be able to see it.

Chris333

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 03:21:15 PM »
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Yeah I saved this video to my computer. I will print out a few screen shots.

The same guys has a bunch of other videos, but this one is a perfect side shot.  BTW the program used to colorize it is free open source. you can use it on photos or video.

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Re: Great vintage film footage
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 03:34:51 PM »
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It's a shame this is posted in the crew lounge (as opposed to prototype info?) where some might not be able to see it.

Good point -- you could click on the "report to moderator" link in the initial post to notify the admins and recommend moving it into the other section.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 05:46:52 AM »
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Good point -- you could click on the "report to moderator" link in the initial post to notify the admins and recommend moving it into the other section.

I thought we were supposed to put everything in N Scale so people would see it.


Here is another one (Philly in the 1940s)


In the first 2-3 seconds of the film there is a 2 bay open hopper on a really tight elevated curve - and the bridge/trestle seems to have wooden rails for the railcar.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 06:12:14 AM »
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I thought we were supposed to put everything in N Scale so people would see it.

Um, that seems to be the general practice for some members.  :facepalm:  :)
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Re: Great vintage film footage
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2022, 09:33:46 AM »
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That Philadelphia one seems to have a lot of the surface textures missing, making it look like a cartoon.  The 1945 New York one has some pretty strange looking taxi cabs that I don't recognize.
Overall, these are packed with potential modelling scenes!

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Re: Great vintage film footage
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2022, 12:26:36 PM »
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That Philadelphia one seems to have a lot of the surface textures missing, making it look like a cartoon.  The 1945 New York one has some pretty strange looking taxi cabs that I don't recognize.
Overall, these are packed with potential modelling scenes!

The 40 second mark on the Philadelphia video looked... odd...

The track your riding on is obviously elevated, and it appears there are 2 stub end tracks that go off  into an elevated vacant dirt lot?
It may be a down grade to street level, but the tracks cut off before street level.
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Re: Great vintage film footage
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2022, 01:12:06 PM »
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The 1945 New York one has some pretty strange looking taxi cabs that I don't recognize.


Model 39A Checker cab. And the reason you've never seen them. Only one still exists.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/this-last-surviving-1939-art-deco-checker-marks-the-high-point-of-taxi-design/