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#41 laming

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 06:06 PM

Looks surprisingly good!

And to think, I spent all those hours building/planting trees... and all I had to do was make one bush!!

Silly me. laugh.gif

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 06:40 PM

Hey Rod...

Need a name with a "Gulch or Mesa" in it no ???

Also - just an FYI - here is a site with some excellent building that may fit in right along with your theme....

The Freight Station looks well bleached by the sun and the textures are top notch...

http://www.cham-mini...Ltrackside.html

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 04:42 PM

I don't know. With terrain/climate like that you should have a few Spanish names. "Salinas" or "Augas Calientes" etc. At first glance, the route looks like some places in Peru's high desert.

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:15 PM

Rod,

Thought you might want a few more reference shots for the track side scenery.

Paul

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:15 PM

#2

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:16 PM

And #3

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:17 PM

Would you believe #4?

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE(S. Weaver @ Dec 22 2004, 04:42 PM)
At first glance, the route looks like some places in Peru's high desert.

Steve, Interesting that you should have that feeling - I had been imagining it was somewhere high, but dry.

Rod

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:18 PM

And yes, there are trees in the desert at times.

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 05:20 PM

Paul, thanks again - really fantastic reference shots - particularly like the foreground in #1 & #2.

Rod

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 08:43 PM

I really like the screenshot of that water stop...

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 11:49 PM

Yeah me too Tim, very nice, just needs to add some cactus to the place. Doesn't have to be big cactus like one would see in some places, just some here and there to stick up and break the ground a little more. But looking better cuz. Love those pictures Paul, especially number three and four. There can be a lot of vegetation in the desert in places. Just love that bridge shot too.

Andre, your NA can't be replaced. But I do like what Rod is doing to it as well. What a great idea! See you are an inspiration to us all Andre..... wink.gif Keep it up cuz! smile.gif

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:21 AM

Rod, I really like what you've done and what you're doing. It's looking great.

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Andre, your NA can't be replaced. But I do like what Rod is doing to it as well. What a great idea! See you are an inspiration to us all Andre..... wink.gif Keep it up cuz! smile.gif


Andre's NA is very inspirational. I'm re-working a copy myself, as an early 20th century electric interurban line. It's a natural.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:11 PM

Sounds cool Tim, would like to see some shots of that when you get a chance to get some. By the way, you don't come around often enough my friend. You need to!! smile.gif

You see what you created Andre? Ah, you are such an inspirational kind of guy anyway! imagine. A turn of the century Arkansas steam route, a desert steam route and now a turn of the century interurban line.....Now what other route can claim that distinction? smile.gif wink.gif

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 08:46 AM

Rod,

I found you a couple more reference photos for your transported NA, the PF&S Ry. or whatever wink.gif .

Have a happy holidays.

Paul

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 08:48 AM

And here is the other one, some extra motive power for switching the yards.

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 09:23 AM

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OMG - what is up with that smoke stack ???

LOL - Nice pictures....

Anywone know - why - on the older engines - they made the smoke stacks so darn big ??? You know - like those big balloon stacks... As time progressed they seemed to get alot more conservative... Kinda like those fins on the cars from the 50's...

Regards,
Scott

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 09:39 AM

There were more cinders and sparks during the wood fired days and there was usually a screen on top plus it kept them out of the cab. As the engines became more efficient, there was less likelihood that a spark or cinder would land in the cab, hence, a shorter stack.

Paul

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 12:09 PM

Bear in mind that is a "casual" restoration attempt also. In all the 1000's of early steam photos I've viewed, I've NEVER seen one match that stack. The "Diamond Stack" era was a really neat era.

Andre

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 03:15 PM

Hey!
Where'd my last post go????

I get the hint; I'll shutup!