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Old 11-27-2019, 05:02 PM   #51
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Thanks guys! I'm glad the video helped show off the layout a little better than the photos.

We definitely crammed a lot in and if anything it may be a little too busy... but I'm happy with the results overall
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:58 PM   #52
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Great job! There's never enough lights
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... We definitely crammed a lot in and if anything it may be a little too busy... but I'm happy with the results overall
Well it looks great to us. A highlight of the season on MTF. And congratulations on the CTT expo.

On a different note, I have a thought that may help in the future.

IIRC, you previously had some 3-dimensional facades on the second level's riser walls. And, IIRC, last year you opted instead for vertical walls to gain some scenery space. And you ran the "snow" down the walls. Looked great.

You could "paint" scenes on those panels; if there's the artistically gifted in your group. Me, I'm not. So I find photos, cut and paste them and then print a "wallpaper" to glue to the panels. You could portray portals around the tunnel openings, ivied brick walls, store fronts, backdrops for the existing scenery, flora, fauna, whatever. Additional scenery w/o additional space. And it doesn't add any more items or effort in the construction (maybe a little more care during transport/storage). Printed, pasted in place, and a coat or two of rattle can clear.

In a way, it kinda' simplifies the assembly by not adding to it.

Just a thought.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I've definitely been planning nice tunnel portals since we went that route last year, but unfortunately I've not had the time to do the work up to now. At some point in the future I still hope to add something a bit nicer. I hadn't thought of the other details though, I'll have to consider that.
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:23 PM   #55
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Jake, I have not bought any trains magazines in a while. One of my Christmas presents was a years of Classic Toy Trains.

I just got the January 2020 and what do I see first is your table and story.
And more history on the Redford theatre then I knew.

Spell check is flagging theatre to theater?

Nice article, proud of you Jake and buddy.
You did a good thing.
Is your friend a member here?

One thing I noticed is the pictures look like a painting instead of a photo.
Did someone paint some pictures or is that a trick in photography?

Well done Jake.
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Jake, I have not bought any trains magazines in a while. One of my Christmas presents was a years of Classic Toy Trains.

I just got the January 2020 and what do I see first is your table and story.
And more history on the Redford theatre then I knew.

Spell check is flagging theatre to theater?

Nice article, proud of you Jake and buddy.
You did a good thing.
Is your friend a member here?

One thing I noticed is the pictures look like a painting instead of a photo.
Did someone paint some pictures or is that a trick in photography?

Well done Jake.
Glad you enjoyed the article Ed. I believe my buddy is a member on another forum, but isn't terribly active there either.

The photos are just photos, although I believe my dad did some post-processing of them to get the lighting to look OK. He had a tough time working with the LED's under the snow as they caused some weird problems with the camera. In the end they turned out pretty nicely though.
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