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    Very good point! When you encounter an...

    Very good point! When you encounter an unforgivable thin DOF, split it in half, front and back to get the widest sweet spot!
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    That I totally agree with. If you are shooting at...

    That I totally agree with. If you are shooting at that distance with a 1:1 reproduction ratio macro lens, then you're shooting a huge DOF "Macro" that you would have to use stacked images in Helicon...
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    Reason I asked, is because most people are...

    Reason I asked, is because most people are unaware that if you are using a true Macro Lens, it has a 1:1 reproduction ratio (or greater) vs 1:4 reproduction ratio of a typical standard lens. If...
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    Just out of curiosity, what aperture are you all...

    Just out of curiosity, what aperture are you all shooting these photos at?

    Matt
  5. Another way to clean the track, is to not get any...

    Another way to clean the track, is to not get any on top of the rails. I airbrush track after wiping a thin layer of Vaseline/Petroleum Jelly on the tops, paint the rails, etc., then wipe the...
  6. All work and no play. Taking a MOW train up the...

    All work and no play. Taking a MOW train up the Pass to repair a turnout machine.

    One last trip and it's back to full-time MRRing!!

    Happy Holidays Everyone!
    :cheers:

    Matt

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    Happy B-Day TD!!

    Happy B-Day TD!!
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    Thanks rich!I have a Precision Craft that came...

    Thanks rich!I have a Precision Craft that came from the factory with an ESU LokSound built in. They seem to be good decoders and have a lot of sound options. I became quite familiar with them after...
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    Oh NOOOOooooooooo!!!! It looks great, but clearly...

    Oh NOOOOooooooooo!!!! It looks great, but clearly the locomotive trafficers have hit the GNR and seized another one! :scared:

    On a serious note, It's looking great! What decoder is that? Was that...
  10. My parents (when they were dating) often rode...

    My parents (when they were dating) often rode their horses over Two Medicine bridge, mom says "If you heard a train horn, you needed to speed it up!" Their horses at the ranch and lodge in East...
  11. 'Ol Two Smokes is back inspecting new...

    'Ol Two Smokes is back inspecting new construction (since that avalanche thing he was in) sites along the GNR rails. He appears quite perplexed at the clear view he has of Never Laughs Mountain, all...
  12. A short make up of the Empire Builder came...

    A short make up of the Empire Builder came through Pitch Fork Pass on the mainline today, being led by a single E7A (Precision Craft w/LokSound, one of my favorites!). I need to put some trains away...
  13. Thanks! That area of Montana has a lot of...

    Thanks! That area of Montana has a lot of significance to our family, and I still have family there. I do freelance photography, so next trip up, I'm going to photograph the appropriate sequences for...
  14. Introducing the latest addition to my locomotive...

    Introducing the latest addition to my locomotive herd! This is an early edition (almost impossible to find/rare) GNR EMD FT A/B set by Intermountain Railway Co., connected with a draw bar to run as a...
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    I was not misinformed, I made a spelling error in...

    I was not misinformed, I made a spelling error in the OP which prompted you point out that my spelling or wherever I got it from was incorrect.
    The forums here used to be informative and filled...
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    Please delete this thread due to the inaccuracy...

    Please delete this thread due to the inaccuracy of the OP.
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    Thanks for the corrective information.

    Thanks for the corrective information.
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    A Tale of a "Tail Tell" sign

    Here's some fun Railroad/English Slang trivia for you, and possibly something realistic to model on your layout as something realistic to the era... and a great conversation piece!

    Read the post...
  19. I read one post on a DCC forum where you can...

    I read one post on a DCC forum where you can change the CV's 38 and 39? I think?, to swap the NDOT of the lights, but I'll have to wait a week to try that. :smile:
    I swapped the orange and the gray...
  20. I've been working with the acquisitions dept,...

    I've been working with the acquisitions dept, while running all my locos and rollingstock over all areas of the layout, and then tweaking, rebuiding any area that has a bobble or weave in it, or...
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    There's one of this hospital complexes on ebay...

    There's one of this hospital complexes on ebay now. Looks like one could use this in separate
    pieces.
    Auhagen 14466 St. Mary's Hospital in N Product
    Matt
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    Just read about your thumb! That's gotta hurt! I...

    Just read about your thumb! That's gotta hurt! I had my right foot crushed years ago by a 150# bar of steel... it made me puke from the pain. Hope your back up to speed soon, that can be a painful...
  23. Finally! All the track in Pitch Fork Pass and the...

    Finally! All the track in Pitch Fork Pass and the new long mainline siding are all laid, wired and now the entire layout is in testing mode! I'll probably lay the few staging yard lanes tomorrow (if...
  24. Thread: Rail yard

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    Personally, I'd drop feeders to each lane in the...

    Personally, I'd drop feeders to each lane in the yard, and then you'll be worry free for weak/no power in the yard. Years ago, I did a blog here on a super easy way to put invisible feeders anywhere...
  25. I like it! There's a lot of good train running...

    I like it! There's a lot of good train running there, and I like the yard too. There's a Book "Model Railroaders Guide to Freight Yards that's worth the price (maybe $20). It illustrates and explains...
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