Posts Tagged ‘models’

Lego Mini Models Series-Part 1-Electric Guitar

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Part 1 of my Lego Mini Models Series.
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Old and new models

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Old and new models
electric trains
Image by Elsie esq.
A 1960 vintage "Duchess" shares the road with a 2010 model of a Southern/early BR 4 CEP Electric Multiple Unit, which is the latest adition to my model railway

2010 Models (1)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

2010 Models (1)
model railroads
Image by iCletus
Photo’s to check models

2010 Models (2)

Monday, June 18th, 2012

2010 Models (2)
model railroads
Image by iCletus
Photo’s to check models

2010 Models

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

2010 Models
model railroads
Image by iCletus
Photo’s to check models

Murphy Models New 201’s on their first run

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The new Murphy Models 201 locomotives made their debut at the model railway club in South Dublin tonight (July 20th 2011) Here is 201 and 8208 pulling some trains around one of the clubs OO gauge layouts.

QR Models

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

A couple of clips of some of my Queensland Rail / QRN models. These models run on HO Narrow Gauge track or HOn3½ (12mm). First up is 1748D in the old blue and white livery running light engine, then hauling a very short SX set (i dont have the room to run 7…or even 5!) and last an EMU class Citytrain unit sits in the yard as an SMU 220 pulls up, and leaves again. My “Layout” is only 1 meter long. SMU 220 & SX sets (rtr)available from www.geocities.com EMU & SX sets(in kit form) from www.wuiskepromotions.com.au

Micro camera on train models

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Some images onboard train models, Rail-Expo Nyon

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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Model railroading (terrain models): what to use as the base / floor?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Question by tom s: Model railroading (terrain models): what to use as the base / floor?
Looking into building a “Terrain Model” just like the ones used for Model Railroading (except I will be using it for Toy Soldier collection). I can pretty much figure out how to make a frame, also “decorating” or coloring etc… what I’m looking to know is what to use for the exterior base of mountains etc…
Do you use Styrophom and carve it out? Plaster and shape it? Paper machett formed around frame? or something else?
I want something inexpensive I can use a lot of.
Thanks for your help.

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
I’ve used Styrofoam for many years. It’s easy to work with and shape. I use a serrated knife and a hot wire cutter. I also use a thin coat of plaster to give it a bit of rigidity. You can get a large broken piece of foam at any insulation shop or check a house site for scraps. Usually you can get them for free.

Here’s a good site for the rest of you needs:
http://www.woodlandscenics.com/

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