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  • Chrisid="blue">, . .When it comes to computers, I'm not very user friendly myself, but our help is only a Skype call and Log-Me-In

    away to our third born child in San Diego. We are his students indeed.

    Just curious, but what camera are you using to take your pictures? We have had a Canon S3 for more than 5 years now,

    and I still haven't figured it out yet; I'm not totally satisfied with the results I get.

    Regarding plexiglas as an obstacle to taking good pictures, two of the clubs that I have used for photo shoots have tem-

    porarily removed a piece of two, or they have allowed me to remove it and replace it when I'm finished. If that doesn't

    work, I usually elevate my tripod and take pictures from above and down.

    Ronid="blue">, . .Last I heard, Harry'sid="blue"> body is to be bronzedid="brown"> and placed as a monument in the town square. Of course, his lantern

    will be lit with an eternal flame.
    <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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    • Chris - hope to see more of the layout in the months ahead as the interchange cars make their way around the country.

      I'm not much of a photographer, as you'll learn by looking at the pictures I post, but I have found these guys on the for-

      um will help you take quite acceptable pictures.

      Allen - word has spread around the Valley of Harry's unfortunate passing. I've been told plans are in the works for

      a celebration of Harry's life over at the Trackside Tavern. It turns out that Harry was a distant relation to the yard-

      master at Knox Yard 'Fingers' Foley so I imagine there will be quite a few toasts to Harry.

      Dave :erm:
      "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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      • Good to 'see' from you Chris. If I might make a suggestion. I think you may be doing the same thing as my wife did when

        she took photos. With a digital she tended to moved the camera before the camera was finished taking the photo. I did

        the same thing at first myself. You might try and wait for the camera to totally finish before moving it. The focus of the

        camera is on the foreground for most of the shots. Try moving it to focus the center of the subject and then re-focus. If

        you are using the zoom feature try backing out to the widest and moving the camera in. This may give you sharper pho-

        tos. I found if I used the zoom then I'd use a tri-pod.

        From what I can see you have a very nicely done layout Chris. We'd love to see more for sure.

        Allen, Nice to see the 008 on the move. Sorry to hear of "Side Tracked Harry's" demise. Rigor will soon change to

        decomposition. Better get the poor guy in the ground.

        Just got back from Rocky Ops this past weekend. I took plenty of photos and video.
        Bill Shanaman

        New Haven RR

        Hartford Division

        in Colorado.

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        • Allen,

          Thanks for the tips.

          However, keep in mind that I'm the Operations Chairman at the club, so I'm sure I could remove the plexiglas if needed!

          However, I'm usually running as the Superintendent of the railroad and am running the ops session itself.

          Our tricks usually have at least 25 trains running each session, so there isn't a lot of time to remove plexiglas for photos.

          I'm using a Canon Digital Rebel that does the job - I just have to keep playing with settings until I get the shots where

          I want them.

          Chris

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          • Gregid="blue">, the Engineer of the reefer unit, came by the office today and gave me a picture that a fellow crew member took

            of him and the BLUE SPRINGSid="blue"> specialid="blue"> coming off of the Cascadesid="green"> just above Oakridgeid="brown">, Oregonid="green">. He was out check-

            ing for hot boxes when he was startled from below by a nice-size bull elk.


            Below, he is drawing the crew's attention to it.id="size2">


            <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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            • Look out!!!! He's gonna jump!!!! [:-shake] [:-scared] [:-jump2]

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • Note to anyone : If any of yous guys would like to do weathering to a car, by all means the BSRR car can use it.

                Help yourself! I wasn't able to do it since all my stuff is packed up for the move.


                *Bill S.

                I am stuck out in Dania Beach, Fla, at the Navy Warfare Center so I will being sending the car out friday when

                I get back home.


                Looking great guys.

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                • Whew!!!! I'm glad Greg was just checking out the local wildlife. My first thought at seeing the picture was that

                  he was so distraught at Harry's passing that he was going to end it all.

                  Dave
                  "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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                  • Looks like the BSRR needs a real logo sign made up Them letters on the car are lame. lol......


                    who stops a train on and over pass to look at some BULL!!!! lol

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                    • Bull Elk! Where's that rifle when you need it.
                      Bill Shanaman

                      New Haven RR

                      Hartford Division

                      in Colorado.

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                      • Ok,

                        Part two of the B&H Pickle Car on Gatsme Lines - a few shots of the Ralston Local plying its trade...

                        The local, headed up by a sharp looking Erie GP7 (on loan due to a power shortage on the line), creeps into Ralston

                        on the Lehigh & Susquehanna RR - the former PRR Elmira Branch.



                        Flanges squealing as the cut moves across the diamond in Ralston. To the left are two team tracks and to

                        the right are the tannery, the freight house and, the pickle car's destination, the Pistilli & Son Cannery.



                        The shift supervisor watches from above as the car is backed into position by the cannery.



                        Caught one last shot of the car on the L&S as it's settling into its final spot.



                        I'll look to ship this car out by the end of the week!

                        Cheers!

                        Chris O'Brien

                        Gatsme Lines

                        Operations Chairman

                        www.gatsme.org

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                        • Keep those pictures coming Chris, I love them.

                          I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but we are just a month into this years intrchange and we already have

                          about a third of the posts we had for all of last year's.

                          I'd say we deserve a pat on our collective backs and hopefully everyone will keep posting in the months ahead. 8D 8D

                          Dave :erm:
                          "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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                          • quote:


                            Originally posted by mainetrains


                            Keep those pictures coming Chris, I love them.

                            I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but we are just a month into this years intrchange and we already have

                            about a third of the posts we had for all of last year's.

                            I'd say we deserve a pat on our collective backs and hopefully everyone will keep posting in the months ahead. 8D 8D

                            Dave :erm:


                            That is a bit of a surprise as there are some cars that have not yet appeared in photos.

                            Chris, that last shot in particular came out really nicely of the pickle car.

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                            • Three Fingers Sends Them Off!id="size4">id="navy">

                              So, we've caught up with our visiting C & NW boxcar that has been loaded with Worcestershire Sauce and Smilie Faces

                              over at the Wusstaer Yard.

                              As you can see, the Yardmaster, "Three Fingers Malakai" is reading The Preacher and Turtle the riot act. If you look

                              closely you can see his left hand has not nearly enough digits and his left ear (well where it used to be) and neck are

                              badly scarred from a a little steam incident back when he was training to be a hostler.

                              It's no wonder he's such a mean SOB!

                              I had to sneak up from behind to get this shot and then I scrammed the heck outta there!!



                              Three Fingers had one of his switch operators, Armondo Mozzerello AKA "Monkey", physically place them on board.



                              Mnkey is headed back to the yard office, but three fingers is making sure they get the message



                              The C & NW will be part of a short consist headed down to Waterbury, CT, and it will then be forwarded on to

                              it's destination in L&N territory in Tennesee.





                              Having popped out of the Lincoln Rocks Tunnel she will be headed past Vista Ridge on her long journey South



                              My brother caught this shot from atop Vista Ridge as she passes Poltrac's Bicycle Shop.




                              Adios to those bums!!id="size3">
                              "What the heck wuz that?"

                              Ron Haviland

                              Owner/Operator

                              Red Water Railway Co.

                              L.B. & S Shortline RR.



                              Podunk, New England

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                              • Nice shots and story lines Chris and Ron.

                                Simon's right, where did the other cars go and who has them?

                                Bill
                                Bill Shanaman

                                New Haven RR

                                Hartford Division

                                in Colorado.

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