I did do some professional enlarging for one backdrop, and just a plain 8X10 for a small piece.
You can see two of three panels for which I took the pictures, and had them enlarged to 30”
poster size. I then cut away the actual sky in the photos, and glued the posters to my back-
drop, made of 1/8 inch masonite, which had previously been painted blue.
To take the pictures, I stood in the ditch in the middle of I-90, and took one to the left, one to the middle, and one to the right. I made sure there was “overlap” of the three exposures (Yeah, it was a 35mm camera, years ago) so that there were no gaps.
The other was a shot down a busy street, and that just fit the roadway in one town. There was a little “massaging” of the image by a friend who used Photoshop.
Sadly, I don’t have a saved copy of that one.
Here is my Model of the shack in N gauge printed out on photo paper and glued with PVA
I am a quarter way through this project The Shack works a treat on my mountain top
In my N Gauge Coffee table setup
Hope this helps
Thanks Rog – you can download the same shak here. Al.
“Hi Al, here is the last “quirky” layout I will be making for a while. It is N gge made in the old briefcase I used to carry to work in the Copperbelt mines in Zambia in the 1980s.
The trucks are supposed to be Euclid R45s. The two matchbox models are very old, 50 yrs+ from my childhood. When it is all folded up the conveyor tower and chute go into the open pit.
Runs rather well. The ore wagons are converted Farish grain wagons.
Thanks Duncan. A hat railway, a toilet railway… and now a briefcase railway! There is no end to your talents
And lastly, if you’re fed up of Dave’s layout, tune out now.
Or if you are like me and can’t get enough, have a look at his latest update and running commentary:
And don’t forget the latest ‘ebay cheat sheet’. It’s here.