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Why don’t more ladies take up the mighty fine hobby of model railroading?

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Question by Mike M.: Why don’t more ladies take up the mighty fine hobby of model railroading?

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Answer by Kiss
They have their own tunnels to worry about.

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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

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If I open a branch of Acorn and accept money to Train Employees, is that just fine with Michelle Bachmann?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Question by Fly In the Ointment: If I open a branch of Acorn and accept money to Train Employees, is that just fine with Michelle Bachmann?
According to her she said she didn’t accept any Government subsidies, yet she claimed then just went to “train employees”, although she claimed them on her taxes?? ?Odd isn’t that? So I guess if I open a voter registration non-profit and accept Federal Taxpayer dollars to “train my employees”, then that is just fine?

Is the Bachmann hypocrisy typical and rampant with the Tea Baggers and Republicans?
Did I mention her support of Farm subsidies, welfare payments that her family received??

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Answer by Bopped
Funny thing about the farm welfare. She claims she did not receive any, yet her tax returns say differently

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The EXPO – The 2011 Fine Scale Model Railroader EXPO

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


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