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  • Chris Sheldrake
    Railway shops near London In the UK most model railway items now seem to be purchased by Mail Order through either the Continental Modeller or Railway
    Message 1 of 3 , May 3, 2002
      Railway shops near London

      In the UK most model railway items now seem to be purchased
      by Mail Order through either the Continental Modeller
      or Railway Modeller, both excellent magazines published by
      PECO Publications. Z Scale is also rare in the shops as well
      !
      The other problem for visitors is that prices in the UK
      shops are simply to high and I buy all of my equipment
      direct from Germany.

      Bill, I would also endorse the Didcot Railway centre which
      is well worth a visit but closer there is also the London
      Transport Museum and the London Toy and Model Museum as
      well.

      If you want a picturesque excursion - and an excellent model
      train shop - and don't have a hire car, catch a train from
      Paddington Station to Maidenhead ( 30 minutes )and get a
      taxi to Cookham High Street (15 minutes). You might be
      lucky and get a local train that goes to Cookham station but
      they are not as frequent as they were when I was a lad. If
      you do, when you get out at Cookham you have a brisk but
      relatively short walk downhill to the High Street. Cookham
      is a very small and pretty village with many high profile
      wealthy / famous residents. On your walk you will pass some
      excellent pubs and one or two restaurants.

      If you are not too distracted, the shop, MDR is located on
      the Right hand side of the High Street opposite the ( I
      think Citroen ) garage.

      The address is MDR The Old Bank, High Street Cookham
      Berkshire SL6 9SJ England tel: [+44] (0)1628 819262
      fax: [+44] (0)1628 819262. They specialise in Continental
      Trains as well as British Outline and have a web site at
      http://www.mdrdirect.com/

      If you get the Taxi from Maidenhead Station, make sure you
      ask the driver to take you via the river Thames and past
      Boulters Lock. ( Lunch on the way back at the Boulters Inn
      is very nice ).

      Good luck and enjoy your visit !

      Chris Sheldrake


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      There are 16 messages in this issue.

      Topics in this digest:

      1. American Z Museum
      From: <RSmidt@...>
      2. Re: Track Weathering & NOW structure weathering
      From: "kianholstead" <kianholstead@...>
      3. Re: Visited Rob's Switzerland Layout...
      From: "jmac_han" <jmac_han@...>
      4. Re: American Z Museum
      From: "jmac_han" <jmac_han@...>
      5. Re: Track Weathering & NOW structure weathering
      From: "jmac_han" <jmac_han@...>
      6. For Sale Items: Transformers
      From: MASALOWE@...
      7. Re: Model Shops in London
      From: "bscaro" <bscaro@...>
      8. Re: Re: American Z Museum
      From: ztrack@...
      9. Z Museum / History of Z scale ?
      From: "Mark Bradley" <railoperations@...>
      10. Re: Re: Model Shops in London
      From: "Geoff Watson" <geoff.wat@...>
      11. Here's the URL
      From: Ole Rosted <Ole.Rosted@...>
      12. Marklin Z Rolling Stock for Sale
      From: "Glenn and Sandy Stiska"
      <stiska@...>
      13. Re: Marklin Z Rolling Stock for Sale
      From: "Helmut Paule" <hpaule@...>
      14. Weathering rails -- another idea
      From: "rohirrim98236" <rohirrim@...>
      15. Re: Track Weathering. attn Bill K.
      From: Kari Tanskanen <ktanskan@...>
      16. Re: Weathering rails -- another idea
      From: "The President" <alextrov@...>


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      Message: 1
      Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 16:11:21 -0400
      From: <RSmidt@...>
      Subject: American Z Museum

      My wife just told me that I can go to NTS in Ft. Lauderdale,
      as long as she gets to go to Key West, too.

      I had an idea last night while reading some of the Z-Task
      Force messages. Someone was talking about an American Z
      museum. It would be really neat if the group could do a
      temporary "American Z Museum" in a display case at Ft.
      Lauderdale. This would really be helpful in showing people
      what kind of potential there is in Z-scale. Maybe this has
      been done before, but I thought it would be neat to see.

      Thanks,
      Randy Smidt


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      Message: 2
      Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 03:36:22 -0000
      From: "kianholstead" <kianholstead@...>
      Subject: Re: Track Weathering & NOW structure weathering

      Bill, thanks for the information. I didn't mean to start a
      whole new
      thread on photography though! But glad to help. ha!

      I went down today and bought the Decco DRK BRWN marker.
      That's the
      color I was looking for!! The regular Brown is too red (for
      me). I
      even was able to cut the tip so that nothing (or at least,
      very
      little) got on the ties. By the way, Micheal's is having a
      50% off
      sale on all Decco Markers until this Saturday. A great
      deal!!

      I have decided to use it on the inside of the rails too. I
      had to
      agree with Jeffery that coating the lower portion of the
      inside of
      the rail "perfected the look" to use his motto! So here I
      go...

      Thanks to the two of you, I'll have great looking rails.

      My next question for the group is about WEATHERING
      STRUCTURES. How?,
      with what?, solution dilution %'s?, tips? tricks? etc. What
      works and
      what doesn't.

      And Jeffery, I've decided to make a go at making my Cortina
      into a 4-
      seasons layout! Thanks for the photo inspiration!

      I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

      Thanks again,

      Kian




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      Message: 3
      Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 14:39:45 -0000
      From: "jmac_han" <jmac_han@...>
      Subject: Re: Visited Rob's Switzerland Layout...

      Thanks for showing us the progress on the Swiss modules.
      They look
      great. I will be using one of your photos for an upcoming
      cover page.

      Cheers,
      Jeffrey


      --- In z_scale@y..., "pasowl" <Pasowl@a...> wrote:
      > Hi folks,


      > I have started a folder (NORs) in this groups photo
      section and
      > within it uploaded 9 images taken during our visit. Just
      follow the
      > following at the groups site to see them... Photos > NORs
      > VA
      > Switzerland
      >
      > BTW, These are cropped and highly compressed images for
      quicker
      > loading. None are high resolution but they will give you
      an idea of
      > what Rob has accomplished on his system as well as
      offering a few
      > misc. equipment images including some narrow gauge items.
      :-) All in
      > all a great day thanks to another Z scaler! Thanks Rob!
      >
      > Pete Shatswell
      > Night Owl Railways
      > Pasowl@a...
      > Richmond Rails 2002 ( http://richmondrails.homestead.com )
      > Publication and Door Prize chairman, Web master



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      Message: 4
      Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 14:42:59 -0000
      From: "jmac_han" <jmac_han@...>
      Subject: Re: American Z Museum

      Hi Randy,

      Glad you can make it to the party. I suggest that you
      contact Rob
      Kluz of Ztrack Magazine to discuss the possibilities of a
      display.
      However with the help of all the products from manufacturers
      in the
      Ztrack booths and the trains running on the modules and
      private
      layouts (David George & Helmut Paule) slated to be at
      NTS2002, I
      think that the public will get a terrific demonstration of
      the
      potential of Z.

      I hope that you enjoy the show.

      Cheers,
      Jeffrey MacHan

      --- In z_scale@y..., <RSmidt@m...> wrote:
      > My wife just told me that I can go to NTS in Ft.
      Lauderdale, as
      long as she gets to go to Key West, too.
      >
      > I had an idea last night while reading some of the Z-Task
      Force
      messages. Someone was talking about an American Z museum.
      It would
      be really neat if the group could do a temporary "American Z
      Museum"
      in a display case at Ft. Lauderdale. This would really be
      helpful in
      showing people what kind of potential there is in Z-scale.
      Maybe
      this has been done before, but I thought it would be neat to
      see.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Randy Smidt



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      Message: 5
      Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 14:49:18 -0000
      From: "jmac_han" <jmac_han@...>
      Subject: Re: Track Weathering & NOW structure weathering

      My wife is the structure weathering expert in my household.
      I think
      that I promised that I would do an article in Ztrack telling
      the
      world all about her techniques...maybe this Fall.

      My rather limited talents in the structure weathering regard
      include
      using india ink washes (a couple of drops of ink in a small
      bottle of
      rubbing alcohol), dry brushing with various colours of
      paints, rust,
      white, grimy black etc., dusting with weathering chalks,
      washes with
      rust solutions and applications of ground cover materials
      for ivy,
      and mosses. Just a few ideas...

      Keep us informed of your 4-seasons project. I know you can,
      I know
      you can, I know you can...

      Cheers,
      Jeffrey



      --- In z_scale@y..., "kianholstead" <kianholstead@y...>
      wrote:

      > My next question for the group is about WEATHERING
      STRUCTURES.
      How?,
      > with what?, solution dilution %'s?, tips? tricks? etc.
      What works
      and
      > what doesn't.
      >
      > And Jeffery, I've decided to make a go at making my
      Cortina into a
      4-
      > seasons layout! Thanks for the photo inspiration!
      >
      > I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...
      >
      > Thanks again,
      >
      > Kian



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      Message: 6
      Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 12:18:07 -0400
      From: MASALOWE@...
      Subject: For Sale Items: Transformers

      The following items are available and include
      shipping/insurance to anywhere in the USA. Both transformers
      are in excellent shape -with some very light scuffs. They
      are for USA voltage.

      Marklin 8946 Manual Signal Controller (no box) $11.00.
      6727a Marklin Z scale Transformer (the blue one): $46.00.
      6727a Marklin Z scale Transformer (the blue one): $46.00.

      Marklin 8884 Special one time issue Techno engine. This is
      the special edition 8884 engine and tender with brakeman's
      cab. This edition has a silver engine (the regular release
      is black). It is a collectors item. Excellent condition
      including box. $125.00 including shipping/insurance to
      anywhere in the USA.



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      Message: 7
      Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 04:16:24 -0000
      From: "bscaro" <bscaro@...>
      Subject: Re: Model Shops in London

      Apart from the famous Hamley's [?] toy shop on Regent St,
      and one at
      Abingdon [out near Oxford and accessible by bus from Didcot
      Parkway
      station] Z scale [and model trains generally] are very thin
      on the
      ground in London. Rents are just too expensive.

      Cheers

      Ben

      >
      > > Hi All:
      > >
      > > On May 10th, I leave for a week in London, England.
      Does anyone
      have any
      > > suggestions on Model Train shops in London that I might
      stop in
      at?
      > >
      > > For that matter, any notable spots to watch the real
      railroads at
      work?
      >
      > > Didcot Railway Centre, near Oxford, is fantastic for a
      variety of
      reasons.
      > http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/drcnews.htm
      >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Bill Kronenberger
      > > Houston
      > >
      > >
      > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in
      Small DoseZ!
      > >
      > >
      > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
      http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > Sent using the Entourage X Test Drive.



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      Message: 8
      Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 09:37:34 EDT
      From: ztrack@...
      Subject: Re: Re: American Z Museum

      I had to think about this one. I would love to put a display
      together for Ft.
      Lauderdale to show a brief history of Z scale. I know though
      that time is a
      factor and I must be realistic. Fortunately, Ft. Lauderdale
      is going to be a
      showcase for Z scale. A lot of everything will be there!

      As for the potential of Z scale, well, the module groups and
      their assembly
      of the world's largest Z layout will sure show the extremes
      Z scale can go.
      Other efforts from David George and Terry Sutfin will
      definitely show the
      more realistic side of Z scale. No matter what your Z
      interest my be, Ft.
      Lauderdale will have it!

      As for a permanent Z museum, well that is in the thought
      process. Ztrack is
      accumulating quite a collection of Z scale items from a
      variety of
      manufacturers. We would love to put many of these on static
      display with
      running layouts showing off the trains. We are even looking
      into putting
      together a not for profit organization to start the ball
      rolling for the
      museum.

      It is fun to dream, and as you know, dream can come true!

      Rob Kluz

      Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
      6142 Northcliff Blvd.
      Dublin, OH 43016
      Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
      www.ztrack.com


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      Message: 9
      Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 10:55:54 -0500
      From: "Mark Bradley" <railoperations@...>
      Subject: Z Museum / History of Z scale ?

      Hello Everyone,

      In the message shown far below ("Re: [z_scale] American Z
      Museum"), Rob Kluz
      of Ztrack Magazine mentions the "history of Z scale" which
      makes me wonder,
      what is the history of Z scale? I realize Rob is speaking
      about the idea of
      a display for Ft. Lauderdale that would show a "brief
      history of Z scale",
      but I am wondering about the WRITTEN history of Z scale.

      Does anyone know any good web sites (or other resources)
      that tell a good
      (detailed) history of Z scale?

      Or would anyone care to repspond to this message with their
      own details of
      what they know to be the history of Z scale?

      Thanks in advance,

      Mark

      PS Did Z scale only start in 1972 with Marklin or were
      there small models
      before that? The reason I mention it is because I thought N
      scale started
      in the 1960's until I saw on the N.M.R.A.'s web site where
      they have a
      videotape clinic that discusses N scale as far back as 1903.
      See:
      http://www.nmra.org/library/avvids.htm (about 1/5 down the
      page) there is a
      listing for "Jim Fitzgerald & Ben Davis
      N-Scale & NTRAK - VV500 VHS, 68 min." which says, "This
      interesting and
      informative clinic traces the history of N-Scale, from as
      early as 1903!"
      So were there Z scale models BEFORE 1972? If not, I would
      still be
      interested in hearing about the start and development of Z
      scale. Any
      information you could provide would be genuinely
      appreciated. Thank you!
      :-)


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      >From: ztrack@...
      >Reply-To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      >To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [z_scale] Re: American Z Museum
      >Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 09:37:34 EDT
      >
      >I had to think about this one. I would love to put a
      display together for
      >Ft.
      >Lauderdale to show a brief history of Z scale. I know
      though that time is a
      >factor and I must be realistic. Fortunately, Ft. Lauderdale
      is going to be
      >a
      >showcase for Z scale. A lot of everything will be there!
      >
      >As for the potential of Z scale, well, the module groups
      and their assembly
      >of the world's largest Z layout will sure show the extremes
      Z scale can go.
      >Other efforts from David George and Terry Sutfin will
      definitely show the
      >more realistic side of Z scale. No matter what your Z
      interest my be, Ft.
      >Lauderdale will have it!
      >
      >As for a permanent Z museum, well that is in the thought
      process. Ztrack is
      >accumulating quite a collection of Z scale items from a
      variety of
      >manufacturers. We would love to put many of these on static
      display with
      >running layouts showing off the trains. We are even looking
      into putting
      >together a not for profit organization to start the ball
      rolling for the
      >museum.
      >
      >It is fun to dream, and as you know, dream can come true!
      >
      >Rob Kluz
      >
      >Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
      >6142 Northcliff Blvd.
      >Dublin, OH 43016
      >Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
      >www.ztrack.com


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      Message: 10
      Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 19:58:34 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
      From: "Geoff Watson" <geoff.wat@...>
      Subject: Re: Re: Model Shops in London

      I can vouch for the Abingdon shop, Osbournes Models, He even
      opens on
      Sundays and is helpful and knowledgeable.

      Rgds Geoff


      -------Original Message-------

      From: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Date: 02 May 2002 05:17:10
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [z_scale] Re: Model Shops in London

      Apart from the famous Hamley's [?] toy shop on Regent St,
      and one at
      Abingdon [out near Oxford and accessible by bus from Didcot
      Parkway
      station] Z scale [and model trains generally] are very thin
      on the
      ground in London. Rents are just too expensive.

      Cheers

      Ben

      >
      > > Hi All:
      > >
      > > On May 10th, I leave for a week in London, England.
      Does anyone
      have any
      > > suggestions on Model Train shops in London that I might
      stop in
      at?
      > >
      > > For that matter, any notable spots to watch the real
      railroads at
      work?
      >
      > > Didcot Railway Centre, near Oxford, is fantastic for a
      variety of
      reasons.
      > http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/drcnews.htm
      >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Bill Kronenberger
      > > Houston
      > >
      > >
      > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in
      Small DoseZ!
      > >
      > >
      > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
      http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > Sent using the Entourage X Test Drive.


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      Message: 11
      Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 00:13:52 +0200
      From: Ole Rosted <Ole.Rosted@...>
      Subject: Here's the URL


      Hi,

      Asking in this group and in Nn3 didn't give me the URL
      I was looking for.
      Asking in the Nikon Cool Pix group solved the mystery.

      Since the URL is apparently not known in this group I'm
      quoting it here:

      http://www.railway-eng.com/hatch.htm

      It is *not* specific Z, but I think the scenery making (and
      close-up
      photography) to be absolutely marvelous, and could be an
      inspiration
      for us Zers.

      (I've got a feeling deep inside me, that I originally got
      this link
      from Bill K.'s inexhaustible supply of MRR-links: But I
      could easily
      be wrong on that! - - - "A kingdom for a new brain" - or
      did
      Shakespeare say "a horse" - - and *was* it Shakespeare who
      said it?
      <GISP> )

      regards Ole Rosted


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      Message: 12
      Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 20:26:16 -0400
      From: "Glenn and Sandy Stiska" <stiska@...>
      Subject: Marklin Z Rolling Stock for Sale

      We have the following Marklin rolling stock for sale:

      FREIGHT CARS -Like New Condition in Original LN Boxes
      8625 SHELL Tank Car -4 axle $12. [have 2]
      8626 ESSO Tank Car -4 axle $12.
      8627 ARAL Tank Car -4 axle $12.
      8628 BP Tank Car 4 axle $12.
      8629 Texaco Tank Car -2 axle $16.
      8635 "FESTO" TelescopingCar No # on box -4 axle $10.
      8648 DINKELACKER Beer Car $10.
      8659 VTG Tank Car -4 axle Drab Green $12.
      8660 EVA Tank Car -4 axle Grey $12.

      PASSENGER CARS - $10 each
      These are original issue Passenger cars in 1972 catalog,
      with dark grey roofs and silver wheels.
      Excellent Condition in un-numbered Exc. Cond. Boxes
      8720 DB 1st CL Express Orange/Off White - [have 4}
      8721 DB 2nd CL Express Blue/Off White -[have 3]
      8722 DB Express Baggage Car Green/Off White -[have 2]

      Please add $5.00 for Shipping and Insurance anywhere
      in the USA via Priority Mail.

      Best regards,
      Glenn and Sandy Stiska
      Largo, Florida






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      Message: 13
      Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 21:56:35 -0400
      From: "Helmut Paule" <hpaule@...>
      Subject: Re: Marklin Z Rolling Stock for Sale

      Hallo Glenn, Sandy'n Sofie,

      I like to have the Dinkelacker Bier Car $ 10.00
      I can't pick up before Monday/Tuesday next week,
      is this ok ?

      "Z" Greetings Helmut

      <>
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Glenn and Sandy Stiska <stiska@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 8:26 PM
      Subject: [z_scale] Marklin Z Rolling Stock for Sale


      > We have the following Marklin rolling stock for sale:
      >
      > FREIGHT CARS -Like New Condition in Original LN Boxes
      > 8625 SHELL Tank Car -4 axle $12. [have 2]
      > 8626 ESSO Tank Car -4 axle $12.
      > 8627 ARAL Tank Car -4 axle $12.
      > 8628 BP Tank Car 4 axle $12.
      > 8629 Texaco Tank Car -2 axle $16.
      > 8635 "FESTO" TelescopingCar No # on box -4 axle $10.
      > 8648 DINKELACKER Beer Car $10.
      > 8659 VTG Tank Car -4 axle Drab Green $12.
      > 8660 EVA Tank Car -4 axle Grey $12.
      >
      > PASSENGER CARS - $10 each
      > These are original issue Passenger cars in 1972 catalog,
      > with dark grey roofs and silver wheels.
      > Excellent Condition in un-numbered Exc. Cond. Boxes
      > 8720 DB 1st CL Express Orange/Off White - [have 4}
      > 8721 DB 2nd CL Express Blue/Off White -[have 3]
      > 8722 DB Express Baggage Car Green/Off White -[have 2]
      >
      > Please add $5.00 for Shipping and Insurance anywhere
      > in the USA via Priority Mail.
      >
      > Best regards,
      > Glenn and Sandy Stiska
      > Largo, Florida
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small
      DoseZ!
      >
      >
      > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
      http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      >
      >
      >



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      Message: 14
      Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 04:17:30 -0000
      From: "rohirrim98236" <rohirrim@...>
      Subject: Weathering rails -- another idea

      I have tried a different item for adding color to the rails
      of my
      developing layout. I used a permanent marker pen made by
      Sanford, called "Sharpie". (Cost = $1.09 at at a local art
      supply /
      hobby store.) Despite being labeled as a "fine point", it
      is still
      much too fat to use without trimming the tip to a more
      suitable
      chisel point.

      However, exactness of trim is not critical. I have found the
      ink
      dries slowly enough, that I can color both the inside and
      outside of
      a Märklin flex track rail, and then wipe off, with a cloth,
      any
      excess which has gotten onto the top of the rail.

      "Sharpies" are available in a range of colors. I chose to
      use the
      orange color and give the sids of my rails a rich
      "copper-brassy"
      patina.
      It sure ain't prototypical, but it a) gets rid of the
      toy-ness look
      and
      b) looks really good. On a couple of sidings, I add a bit
      of a brown
      to give an older appearance.

      The orange has a further advantage: i have used it to add a
      slight
      "coloring to the black plastic ties. It does not obliterate
      the
      molded details (in my opinion, it accentuates the detailing
      of the
      ties) and
      it leaves the ties with a slight "brown-ness" to them which
      not
      only is more wood-like, but also contrasts well with the
      gray ballast
      I use.

      Such an approach (the orange) might not be for everyone, but
      I like
      the look on my layout.

      However, the pens are easy to use and a red or brown (or
      even both)
      might give you the look you want with
      little or no cleanup afterwards (other than wiping off the
      rails).

      Good Luck
      ELF




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      Message: 15
      Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 10:07:51 +0300
      From: Kari Tanskanen <ktanskan@...>
      Subject: Re: Track Weathering. attn Bill K.


      Ole,
      I think there's no need to be that critical about depth of
      field.
      You are just pushing the technology to the limits. The
      Tuborg car
      picture
      is an extreme close-up. And the green train shot from an
      angle is
      difficult
      because it requires a lot of depth of field. It's no use to
      compare with
      those pictures somebody else took. They just show the
      advantage of
      bigger
      scales in this case. I don't know whether other digital
      cameras have
      smaller apertures available or whether an expensive digital
      SLR would
      help in this case, but I think that's about as good as it
      gets with
      current state of technology.

      Regards,
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      http://tappi.me.tut.fi/~ktanskan/photo/z/
      Tampere University of Technology Machine Design Laboratory
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      Ole Rosted wrote:
      >
      >
      > Ok - they *are* a little out of fucus :-))
      > So are mine!
      > I'm beginning to think that light - lots of light - is
      fundamental to
      > close-up photography. In fact I believe that taking the
      pics outdoors
      > on a lightly clouded, sunny day is the best way to get an
      even - and
      > sufficient - lighting.
      >
      > What camera do you use? ( you may have told us but either
      I haven't
      > seen it or I have forgotten it) Talk about "volatile
      memory" :-((
      >
      > I have added a page to my close-up "site" at
      >
      > http://home4.inet.tele.dk/rosted
      >
      > if anyone cares to see (some of) my attemts. I had some
      trouble with
      > the navigation buttons (at the bottom of the pages. But
      they are
      > working now.
      >
      > I didn't take the *good* pics on the pages, and my search
      for the
      > artist hasn't revealed him/her.
      >
      > regards Ole Rosted
      >


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      Message: 16
      Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 11:04:48 +0200
      From: "The President" <alextrov@...>
      Subject: Re: Weathering rails -- another idea

      Any picture ELF?

      Why don't we create a folder of pictures of weathered rails
      with different methods?

      I would like to see other Z examples since I have just
      weathered the visible parts of the rails of my small layout,
      just as an experiment for the future one, using a small
      brush and Tamiya acrylic paint "Hull Red".

      Unfortunately, looking at my old pictures, I realized that
      the definition is not sufficient to effictively perform any
      comparison before/after weathering but I'll try anyway.

      Ciao,

      Alex
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: rohirrim98236
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 6:17 AM
      Subject: [z_scale] Weathering rails -- another idea


      I have tried a different item for adding color to the
      rails of my
      developing layout. I used a permanent marker pen made by
      Sanford, called "Sharpie". (Cost = $1.09 at at a local
      art supply /
      hobby store.) Despite being labeled as a "fine point", it
      is still
      much too fat to use without trimming the tip to a more
      suitable
      chisel point.
      (...)



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    • Svein-Martin Holt
      ... If you are going to Didcot Railway Centre there is an excellent model railroad museum you should not miss. I was there some years ago, and it was excellent
      Message 2 of 3 , May 3, 2002
        You wrote:
        >Bill, I would also endorse the Didcot Railway centre which
        >is well worth a visit but closer there is also the London
        >Transport Museum and the London Toy and Model Museum as
        >well.
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        If you are going to Didcot Railway Centre there is an excellent model
        railroad museum you should not miss. I was there some years ago, and it was
        excellent modelling, mainly paper and scratchbuilding.
        See the link for Pendon Museum:
        http://www.pendonmuseum.com/

        The Didcot Railway Centre was also great:
        http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/

        Hilsen/Regards,
        Svein-Martin Holt

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      • zbendtrack@aol.com
        To all the great folks who offered suggestions, Thanks. I m armed with your printouts, a map of London, a camera and train money. And I m off to the airport
        Message 3 of 3 , May 10, 2002
          To all the great folks who offered suggestions, Thanks.

          I'm armed with your printouts, a map of London, a camera and train money.
          And I'm off to the airport for a week's visit. Now all I have to do is worry
          about the rain in your weather forecast.

          Regards,
          Bill K.
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