Todays op session

Discussion in 'General' started by gjslsffan, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Jim,
    Those posts are all square toothpicks soaked in black/brown leather dye and rubbing alcohol mix I made. But the fence wires, whew man, dont know about that just yet.


     
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thank you Robert,

    I had a blast building that little thing.

     
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks John

    I downloaded a image manipulation tool and did this with a photo, sure took a lot of time though. Here is one before and after. Cant say if it was worth it or not really.


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  4. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    Oh yes, it was worth it. Better than in TRAINZ!
     
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Very nice artistic tweaking (not to be confused with twerking) of the photo. Great job on the sky and exhaust.
     
  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Jim,
    Seems this tweaking stuff is OK after all.
    This photo editing stuff is addicting, here is another shot after tweaking. Almost looks fake, buts its not, only the smoke, clouds and a bit of dust around the traction motors is added.
    Thanks for looking,

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  7. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Your right it looks like v scale. Nice though.
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks William,
    It is kinda weird. The lines between the power and sky or most anything seems almost surgically crisp. I took the picture, uploaded into Microsoft Picture Picture Manager, which is what I have used for years, hit auto correct, then converted it to "gimp2" photo imaging. Added the smoke and stuff, but it looks weird, like I say.
    Is it because of the digital imaging?
     
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Those mules must be pulling hard! The clouds and dust are nice touches and I think you've found a great way to enhance images of your modeling achievments. Keep it up.
     
  10. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Another great operating session today, not a single derailment either.

     
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  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, you mentioned the grade crossing just past Linn. You might check out the Azatrax Crossing Controller and its associated IR detectors. I have installed three sets of these on Steve Priest's new railroad, and I really like them. The Azatrax MRX2 controller makes hooking up the LEDs on crossings easy; your don't have to worry about polarity - the controller figures it out. That controller will not only control LEDs or Bulbs, but Tortoises or Servos for crossing gates or wig-wags. It can also deal with trains stopped just short of a crossing and then proceeding again.
     
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  12. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Keith, I will look into it, I would really like to install a gated set of lights on that crossing.
     
  13. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Shows the value of excellent track. Wish I had some.
     
  14. mike_newton

    mike_newton Member

    Really enjoyed the video. No derailments is a testament to your track laying skills! Thanks for showing the 1976!
     
  15. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Guys, hope I dint "jinx" myself and set me up for the mother of all derailments.
     

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