Posts Tagged ‘Detailed’

Amazingly Detailed Model Train Track

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This train set was constructed from 10+ volunteer’s individual train sets that were connected together for the model train exhibit at the Washington State History Museum‎. Each piece was uniquely detailed with little houses and figures that were all painted by hand.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

What’s a good, uploadable camera for taking highly detailed photos of small, fine scale models?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Question by Arbie: What’s a good, uploadable camera for taking highly detailed photos of small, fine scale models?
I’m thinking of selling some of my HO train models on eBay but don’t yet have a digital camera for photographs nor much knowledge of them. The camera must be able to take either close-up shots of finely detailed parts or sharp photos of the overall model. Traditionally, model railroaders have used film cameras shooting through pinhole lenses with special lighting and long exposures to get the desired quality with depth of field. An added but unnecessary plus is the ability to get the camera into tight places.

Without doubt, the gold standard in digital model displays is John Gurdak at Uncle Dave’s Brass Trains, though the people at Dan’s Train Depot in Ocala, Florida, also do acceptable work. The problem with John is that his equipment runs into the thousands of dollars, and that’s out of the question for me.

I liked a couple of images I saw taken with a Konica Minolta Dimage X1 but have not really surveyed the field. Again, please don’t recommend something costing thousands of dollars, because I can’t afford that, but if anyone knows a better choice (or knows more about the Konica), I’d appreciate hearing your views.

Best answer:

Answer by fhotoace
A dSLR with macro lens (a real one, NOT an add-on), a tripod and lots of

Nikon and Canon make good ones for under $ 700. Nikon D3100 and Canon T1i/500D are two

You can look on their websites to find macro lenses

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

My TM’s I Love Toy Trains Collection (Authentically Detailed)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Here is a comparison between VHS and DVD releases in the following: “I Love Toy Trains Parts 1-3”: Completely different footage; DVD Menu: Lionel Blue Comet puffing smoke beside the Lionel Beacon Tower; Same picture as “I Love Toy Trains Part 1” “I Love Toy Trains Parts 4-6”: Partly different footage; DVD Menu: Colorful background with TM’s Limited Edition Freight Set puffing along on the little screen; Same picture as “I Love Toy Trains Part 6” “I Love Toy Trains Parts 7-9”: Same footage in Parts 7 & 8, but one footage different in Part 9; DVD Menu: Steel texture with 3 pieces of footage on the little screen; Same picture as “I Love Toy Trains Part 7” “I Love Toy Trains Parts 10-12”: Completely same footage, DVD Menu: 4 pieces of footage on the little screen with special effects on the background; Same picture as “I Love Toy Trains Part 12” “I Love Toy Trains The Final Show”: DVD Menu: Same effects as “I Love Toy Trains Parts 1-3” “I Love Lionel”: Partly different; DVD Menu: Same picture as itself “OH NO!”: Completely same footage with extra bloopers; DVD Menu: Colorful background with 2 little screens with footage; Same picture as the VHS release “I Love Big Trains Parts 1-3”: Completely same footage in Parts 1 & 2; DVD Menu: Steel texture with 6 pieces of footage on the little screen

Miniature N Scale trains detailed Cottage House #60

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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What’s the best detailed manufacture that make Ho scale trains?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Question by Nick: What’s the best detailed manufacture that make Ho scale trains?

Best answer:

Answer by Scott
Any answer to this question will have to consider whether we’re talking about locomotives, freight or passenger rolling stock etc. The price you want to pay also needs to be taken into consideration. For example, Athearn Genesis, Kato, Broadway Limited, and Tower 55 all produce very detailed plastic locomotives, but some cost more than others. And some have varying levels of accuracy vs. similar locomotives from another company. Also Overland, the parent company of Tower 55, sells extremely detailed brass locomotives manufatured by Ajin of Korea. However, locomotives from Overland or similar brass vendors can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In short, any purchase you make should factor in not just level of detail, but also how much you want to spend, and how accurately you want your model to reflect its prototype. Lots to consider!

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Midwest Valley Modelers Detailed HO scale train layout

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Another tour of the Midwest Valley Modelers HO Scale train-layout built by World renowned Master Modeler and Photographer KEN PATTERSON of St. Louis MO. Featured in over 40 train shows across the Midwest spanning more than 13 years and taking 1st Place several times. 12 piece modular construction for easy set up and transportation. Each module has its own ends to enable stacking for easy storage and transport. Comes equipped with 3 analog walk-around controllers. Finely detailed scratch built buildings store in their own boxes. This layout has been featured on the covers of dozens of magazines including but not limited to, Model Railroader, Mainline Modeler, Caboose Kabitzer, Rail Model Journal, Railroad Model Craftsman, NMRA Bulletin, Hobby Merchandiser, Walthers Catalog cover (98-99) and countless Bachmann ads. Layout is FOR SALE…contact rcking1@charter.net or eddiebauer777@hotmail.com for more information… PLEASE SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!!!!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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