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Bill Gill
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« on: September 28, 2015, 07:20:47 AM »

Two bobber cabooses were just added to the C&V RR roster. They are a mix of old Mantua shells on new Bachmann undercarriages. These models are very basic, but it appears they can be somewhat photogenic. The first photo is #15 on the road in the early morning light. The second is a closer look at the back of that van. Since this is the end that will most often be seen, it could use a small detail to catch the eye. A prototype photo of a bobber with a bracket & chain to keep the airhose from dragging fit the bill.


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 09:33:36 PM »

Nice! I like that first shot, lots of atmosphere.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 06:32:11 AM »

Thanks, Ray. For a while at his time of year the morning sun comes through the window where the layout is and some nice effects can happen. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 05:44:13 PM »

Bill,
First shot is great. Like the attention to detail on the second, looks like it's served a long life, door scratched up, some faded paint. How big is your layout?
Any more shots of it?

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 07:06:19 PM »

Thanks, Jeff. The lighting in the first photo enhances the look of the caboose while obscuring the details. The second reveals how basic it actually is, but each project is a small step.
My layout (HO scale) is tiny: 20 sq ft within a 4X5 ft area. Only small areas done to the point of being able to pose photos.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 05:17:21 PM »

Bill,
What small area you have done looks great! More pictures as you progress!!!!
Jeff
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