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  • Peterpools
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    Gregg

    Wonderful photograph and scene.

    peter

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  • GreggW
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    Originally posted by Carrie Creek


    Gregg,

    I wish that I could come up with some word that hasn't been used yet, that encompasses the whole look you have done. I too sit in amazement at what you have done.


    Thanks Phil. I must say, I am pretty proud of how this part of the layout is turning out. This simple bridge also adds much to the Wrisley Paper scene.


    And it gets even better ...

    Gregg

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  • belg
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    Will start doing some more research to find the books you mentioned. Thanks again Pat

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  • Carrie_Creek
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    Gregg,

    I wish that I could come up with some word that hasn't been used yet, that encompasses the whole look you have done. I too sit in amazement at what you have done.

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  • GreggW
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    Originally posted by Dutchman


    ... what projects do you have planned for this winter?



    Bruce,
    Here is one project that was on my list, finishing the South River Mills access bridge, plus road and guard rails.



    This one turned out pretty good, with nice lines and flow, especially when viewing from this angle. Now I can put the dirt down on the road (similar to around the cars on the original Thorndyke diorama).

    Gregg

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  • GreggW
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    Originally posted by belg


    Gregg, thank you for all the places to look. What was your best search input (lumber schooners?) Pat


    They are all good Pat. Books probably have the best quality photos (someone has already done the sort), but the museum archives have some nice ones too.
    Gregg

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  • MikeC
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    Gregg, every time I see a fresh set of photos, I just sit and stare in amazement. There's so much to see and study..... :up:

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  • belg
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    Gregg, thank you for all the places to look. What was your best search input (lumber schooners?) Pat

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  • Peterpools
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    Gregg

    Thanks for the information and a coach's direction on where and how to seek out information.

    Thanks again

    Peter

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  • GreggW
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    Originally posted by mark_dalrymple


    Hi Gregg.

    I'm still lurking. I'm still enjoying each and every pic you post and every morcel of information you supply. Truely a masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Cheers, Mark.


    Hi Mark. Good to hear from you and know your still here. Glad you are enjoying the various photos as this layout slowly comes to life.
    Gregg


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  • GreggW
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    Pat and Peter,

    The hunt for steam schooner or other photos, the research part of our hobby, is something I have thoroughly enjoyed. My initial source of info was books, such as Where the Rails Meet the Sea by Krieger, Mallets on the Mendocio Coast-Casper Lumber Railroad and Steamships, or the Images of America series for Port of Los Angelas, Port of Long Beach, Port of Seattle, etc.. These are just a few of the many great books out there to find photos. The next source is the photo archives of local museums, such as the California Maritime Museum in San Francisco (where I have spent many an hour). Lately, photo archives are being placed on-line, so you can do image searches or check out the museum web sites, such as the Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collecti...r/subject.html

    The key is to find the sources of the ship photos for the specific geographic region you are modeling. There are some similarities, but they are all different (Great Lakes verses New York harbor verses Northern California Coast, verses Oregon Coast, etc..

    Most important, enjoy the search, for the results (the creations you build from the photos) can be very rewarding. Hope this helps.

    Gregg

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  • Peterpools
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    Gregg

    Ditto Pat

    Peter

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  • mark_dalrymple
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    Hi Gregg.

    I'm still lurking. I'm still enjoying each and every pic you post and every morcel of information you supply. Truely a masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Cheers, Mark.

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  • belg
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    Gregg, is there any suggestions you or your friend could supply as to where he gets his inspiration pics to build your fleet? Pat

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  • Peterpools
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    Gregg

    Without question, it has turned into a hobby all by itself. You're so right about the lack of steam lumber schooners. Your photos are proof of the pudding.

    Peter

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