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Old 11-13-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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Is it REAL or an HO MODEL?

Have you seen the Centrum TV advertising where they have a large letter 'T'
mounted on a flat car in a colorful train pulled by a single diesel
loco on a gently curved track? You only see it move for a couple seconds.

At first, I just accepted that it was an expensive production in cooperation
with an unknown railroad, but, finally, sanity came back to my thinking. That
is a very nicely done, probably HO model train, produced at much less cost
to the advertiser than would have the use of a real train.

What say You?

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Old 11-13-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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Haven't seen the commercial yet, going to try to you tube it and hit pause so I can study the background and what not. A little CSI investigation.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:37 PM   #3
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I have seen it and wondered that myself. My first thoughts are: combination of real world and Computer graphics.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:53 PM   #4
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I agree with Ken...I think it's a real train digitally modified. Today's photographic capabilities are unbelievable. One cannot trust what they see, considering what can be done with digital enhancements.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
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Aw! I was hoping for a fun game where people posted pictures of either a really good model train sets or real trains and then we have to guess if it is real life or a model. Someone should start that game, it would be fun.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:31 PM   #6
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That does sound like it'd be cool. I can't summit pictures cause my layout is still scenic by 1/2 birch plywood.
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