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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  08:47:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Ray Dunakin’s early post yesterday about changing scales is a tough act to follow
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48804
But a year ago today I posted a look at some “unprototypical trees” for those like me who have trouble modeling realistic scenery.
http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47154

Now’s it’s 2017 and we’ve all had a year to improve our skills, so here’s a look at some structures that could use some help.

No camera tricks or distortions, just prototype samples to point to as “inspiration” when your latest build goes askew. Enjoy.

Starting with simple ones that are not uncommon slips or maybe even done on purpose.

a swayback roofline:



Porch columns with a different slant on perpendicular:



A garage wall with more than a "right" angle on the right:



A shed with more of an angle all over:



A whole house imitating that shed:

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  08:58:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some more examples.
A leaning storefront:


A leaning front wall:



Wavy windows #1:


Wavy windows #2:



Wavy windows #3:





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  09:05:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who hasn't made a door stick-by-stick only to later discover small flaws unmasked in a photo?
trap(azoid) door:


warped door:


And, finally, lest you think such "goofs" are limited to wooden structures, here's a masonry mess of leaning lintels:


One more thing to note, for those who think such examples are "rare". All of these photos were taken within a couple miles of each other. Several of the wavy or leaning buildings are on pilings over water. That might be something for all the layouts with ramshackle waterfronts and lots of old piers.
Happy Modeling!



Edited by - Bill Gill on 04/01/2017 09:09:48 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  09:56:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There some really neat pictures Bill.

The one was taken in Mystic (Mystic Hardware) I assume I've been there a couple of times and never noticed that!!


Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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railphotog
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  10:13:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not a straight line in this garage!








Bob Boudreau
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  10:18:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, those two shipyard photos are just down the river from the flagpole, just past the Mystic River Park.

Thanks, Bob, that's a lean 1 and a lean 2!!



Edited by - Bill Gill on 04/01/2017 10:19:22 AM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  11:32:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This NY structure seems to have pulled away from the chimney just a bit.






Bruce

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

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  12:03:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, that's a great angle for that view :)


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Ensign
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  12:21:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, no matter what subject that you discuss here, you always put your own unique angle on it.
Nice work once again gathering all of these examples together.

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  12:41:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Real nice collection of photos, Bill. Some of those look like my models.
I have always said "For every model there is a prototype somewhere".

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  2:02:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Greg and Bob.

Here's one more:
orange mold? yeasty pizza? old laundry out to dry? You decide :)



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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  2:20:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has to be pasta because I see the back view of the Pillsbury Dough Boy in the window.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  2:57:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good eye there, Bob! I missed him there in plain sight


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  7:24:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This one's titled Dungeness Beach, I have no idea what's going on there, make a guess.






Edited by - Frank Palmer on 04/01/2017 7:33:56 PM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  7:31:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good selection of buildings, Bill'..Nice'..


Ted

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C420
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Posted - 04/03/2017 :  8:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill



A leaning front wall:


We had more comments about this gable wall.
The wall is in great shape even with the lean. To fix it, we would have had to cut off the structure. Then completely rebuild it. It wasn't worth doing that. The other side of that house was jacked up about 17" to fix the other lean.









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