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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  08:30:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

Mike

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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  08:41:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, the brick stores look nice with the signs and vines and the entire hill is looking great.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Bbags
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  09:04:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tyson,
Looks good and can't wait to see some greenery down which will tie everything together quite nicely.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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akimmons
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  09:21:00 AM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Great scene, Tyson. Can't wait to see it scenicked.

Arnold Kimmons
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Royal and Edisto Railroad

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/16/2007 :  11:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I can't wait to see it scenicked either !

Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 08/19/2007 6:23:38 PM

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/17/2007 :  10:53:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I thought I would be posting a pic tonight of "the hill" with the mainstreet building lit up along with the others. I took the pic last night and it being late I didn't download and edit it till this afternoon. Something didn't look right and I couldn't figure out what it was , so tonight I went back there and turned the lights on and sat there and stared at it then it hit me ! I model the early 60's in the summer time when it doesn't get dark til about 9:30. In this town they roll up the sidewalks by 6 or so. With no interior walls the mainstreet building had light pouring out of every window when in reality hardly any lights would be on .
So I need to take the building back off and glue some black posterboard or something over the inside of a lot of the windows. I also noticed the area with the grain elevator and silos had no lights and was creating a "black hole" and while looking at that it dawned on me that there was no pit between the rails to dump the grain through . Oh well maybe tomorrow night I can post a pic.


Mike

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/18/2007 :  9:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I've got to get a camera that I can keep the shutter open on if I'm going to be able to do night shots any justice. As dark as these pics are the lights were on so bright that it would just about blind you! Anyway this is about as good as I can do for now.






Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 08/18/2007 9:33:14 PM

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davkin
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Posted - 08/18/2007 :  10:47:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, that looks really cool. I definately will have to do some lighting effects when I get to that point on my layout. Whem you do it right like that it's almost like you have two layouts in one.

David



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/19/2007 :  06:40:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"like you have two layouts in one"

David I hadn't thought of it that way but that is a good point!


Mike

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Bbags
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Posted - 08/19/2007 :  5:20:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tyson,
While I really really like the night shots I have the same problem.

I model Alaska in mid summer and there the sun sets at 11 PM and it never gets completely dark so there would be not need for lights.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/19/2007 :  6:16:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John I see your point, my shortline wouldn't be operated after dark during the summer months. Even if it would do you want to try to deal with N scale couplers in the dark? Not me thank you! However I decided to light the layout anyway as it looks neat and wows the vistors (especially the non-railroady types ). Besides in the dark no one can see how crappy my modeling is!

Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 08/19/2007 6:19:44 PM

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davkin
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Posted - 08/19/2007 :  10:40:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They do make lighted uncoupling tools, you know.

David



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/19/2007 :  11:00:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually I didn't know that David and if you know where I can get some PLEASE DON'T tell me!

Mike

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davkin
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Posted - 08/20/2007 :  12:49:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I could have sworn I saw an add for such a thing in a magazine but I can't find anything now.

A google search turned up instructions on how to make your own though;

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A tool for manual uncoupling is to take a pen light and a piece of sheet brass, and a piece of brass rod, cut a section from the sheet brass about inch wide and long enough to almost go around the pen light, now bend the brass sheet into a C small enough it fits snug around the light shaft. Now take a hammer and flatten one end of the brass rod (about 6 inches long piece) until it looks like the end of a screwdriver blade, test that when you slip it between two knuckle coupler rods, and turn it, it opens the couplers. Now solder the rod to the brass C-clip on the light. Now when you go to uncouple cars you can turn on the light to see what you're aiming for.


Probably a little kludgy for N scale though.

David



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/20/2007 :  07:10:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice night shot. It carries some mood, workers doing their duty in the night while other people sleep.


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