Archive for January, 2010

Modeling Excellence in Photos

January 31, 2010

A post in a Yahoo group on structure modeling led me to this set of photographs on Flickr. While devoted to automobiles, not model railroading, browsing through these images is very instructive about lighting and setting up models for photographs that blend models into real world backgrounds. If you grew up in the 50s you’ll feel right at home. The photographer is Michael Paul Smith.

PRSL

January 28, 2010

Here’s a short video by Bill Lane, a member of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Historical Society. His layout is a work in progress, like mine, but it’s always nice to see some trains roll by. In this case, it’s S scale. Enjoy!

Air Horns

January 19, 2010

If you have pets in the household and want to drive them nuts, crank up the volume on your computer and play with the sound library here. (It’s best to wait until your wife leaves the house, though).