1943 model train layout

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Re: 1943 model train layout

Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:24 pm

I agree, great skills and the photos are awesome! :D

I looked at the video and had to read the whole thread... almost 5 years of work and rare finds.

Over the years I known a number of guys into model railroads but yours, Lee, is GREAT! :D :D
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Re: 1943 model train layout

Post by Lee Bishop » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 am

Ed Roberts wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Lee, thank you very much for this video. I cannot decide if your modeling skills or photographic ability outweigh one another. Then throw in your choice of music. I rise from my chair and salute you. You have captured sadness, gladness and in my opinion hope for better days. Excellent work.
Mark Tombleson wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:24 pm
I agree, great skills and the photos are awesome! :D
I looked at the video and had to read the whole thread... almost 5 years of work and rare finds.
Over the years I known a number of guys into model railroads but yours, Lee, is GREAT! :D :D
Eddie, Mark, thanks very much for your kind words!
When I look at the layout, all I see is what didn't turn out exactly how I'd pictured in my mind, but we all know how that works.
I was surprised at the reaction my layout has gotten within the hobby itself. I've pitched articles to several magazines and only one turned me down (Model Railroader, which doesn't run much stuff in the gauge I model so I wasn't surprised at their reaction).
As a kid, I always wondered what it'd be like to have a layout that people would like to see. I never thought I'd actually have that!
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Re: 1943 model train layout

Post by Lee Bishop » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:06 am

I've been very stressed from work and a lot of home improvement we've done lately (had most of the interior repainted and the house re-roofed this past week), so I haven't gotten to the layout much.
Still, last night, my wife and I added new lighting to the layout room, with a large LED and 4 'cans', 2 each on a rail sticking out from each side, pointed at various places. Though it's not as good as a full LED track over the entire layout, it's still a big improvement over the original single room light from when we had the house built!
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This shows the different lighting when a can is pointed toward a scene:
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Re: 1943 model train layout

Post by Lee Bishop » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:01 am

I was playing around with my cell phone camera last night, looking at the new lighting in the room...
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