A&MRB&T Co.

Discussion in 'G Scale' started by kenmc, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    Just west of Forrest City the railroad passes over US Highway 67 (in my condensed version of geography.) So this is how I incorporated my geezer gate into the railroad, by disguising it as the highway underpass. For those interested, here are some photos of the gate. It has worked quite well and looks pretty good too. Just west of the overpass is the junction for the West Memphis Joint Yard located behind the double-sided backdrop.

    So much for layout progress to date.

    Ken McElreath
     

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  2. qaprr

    qaprr Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Awesome Modeling!
     
  3. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you all for your encouragement. This is a blast.

    Recently I bought for myself a used Polaroid Cube camera. So that meant I needed a camera car to support it. I cobbled together and shortened an old-time LGB flat car with a steel plate for the camera's magnet to hold. Here it is for your enjoyment, plus a trial still photo from the mounted camera.

    For a low-tech guy like me, this is a big step into the unknown. I was surprised that the thing actually works and can be understood. The next step is to play with video recording while traversing the A&MRB&T Co. layout. We'll see if anything worthwhile turns out. For me, the wide field of view is less than desirable for a running layout video, because it has a fisheye effect and shows way too much non-layout stuff. But I'm sure I'll have fun trying.

    Ken McElreath
     

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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken,
    The detail and weathering on the elevator is especially nice. And for someone who frequented the areas through Delta and Whitewater on his way to Crump nearly every weekend, I share your affinity for these out-of-the-way locales.

    Thanks very much for sharing,
     
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  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Crump! Now there’s a spot on the road you don’t hear about very often!
     
  6. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    My McElreath grandparents lived in a farmhouse on the hill east of Crump overlooking the town. I used to play in the street while my parents shopped at the general store. I can remember the tan asphalt siding of the building yet.

    Ken McElreath
     
  7. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    The mounting of the camera on my camera car was too low. The track and ballast seemed huge, and the apparent track speed was bothersome even when moving slowly. So I remounted the camera at the height of a locomotive cab, and the results are much more satisfying.

    I have a lot to learn about shooting model railroad videos.

    Ken McElreath
     

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