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Old Jul 9, 2006, 6:29 PM   #1
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I share my hobby time between photography and model railroading. Following are a few images from my work in progress, captured with my DL. The available lightingwasnot good (overhead fluorescent lighting in my basement); therefore there is some noise; but overall, I think the DL did well.

CSX Engine N0. 5933 coming out of the Deer Mountain portal.



Rounding the bend towards the town of Carthage



The conductor waves to a few rail fans as the train disapears into Deer Mountain



Carthage Railroad Depot: Passengers waiting for Amtrak's Empire Builder to arrive from Spokane, WA


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Old Jul 9, 2006, 7:13 PM   #2
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I think the DL Did great. Nice looking setup. I dont know my neighbor very well, but He is into garden railroading(In season only). real Nice setup there from what I have seen of it.

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These are really nice! A couple of them look like real trains, you've done a good job.
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if i hadn't have known, the first one looks real.. i once built a room for a guy that was into model trains. it was two rooms opened up and probably equaled about500 square feet. must have had 1000+ feet of track. it was amazing. the control panel was about 3'x4' and it was loaded..

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You are right, the DL did well . . . but then so did the photographer! Nice images. and nice train layout.

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Thanks for the kind words. The layout has been a work-in-progress for the past 5 years (mostly a cold weather activity). I am finally working on the landscaping which makes for good photo ops. I'll post more images as I continue work on it; my biggest challenge is a small lake over which the tracks pass.

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Wow! Your hobby is my secret dream of a profession. To build models and landscapes in a museum or something like that. It's so fun when you get the details right.

Hats off for both the modelling and the photos!

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I'm with everybody else ... those are very shots of a very nice train layout. That 1st one really does look lifesize! The dl did do a very nice job! Mind if I ask what lens you used??? Wasn't the kit lens was it?

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Ron,

Thanks for the comments. The lens is my old faithful: Sigma 28-105mm. Images were shot in RAW with no flash. When I purchased the DL, I only got the body since I already had Pentax mount lenses from my ZX-L 25 mm camera.

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