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Photos for future modellers

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An open letter, I suppose, to the likes of Finnyus, Hurricane, The Wanderer and others among the excellent photographic community that exists now....

 

Few as the photos were that I took (in the mid 1970s film was dear, as was processing, and I got pocket money rather than state employee's pay cheques), I always thought in terms of the potential use I might make of them if ever I decided to make models of any. Little did I know that I would go down the continental narrow gauge route, though if I hadn't, why would I try to make models when messrs SSM, Provincial, Murphy, Worsley, IRM and many others are doing a better job.....

 

Anyway, my point is - it might be of interest if you folks of the upper-drawer photographic community had perhaps a data base of straight side-on and end views, above roof views, and detail views of each type of loco, coach, wagon and yellow machine variety over the years... We all know how beneficial a flat side-on view is to modellers.

 

Maybe you have already; just a thought. Meanwhile, keep up the excellent and necessary work of recording every detail of the railway.

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We're always on the lookout to build up the reference library for current and possible future projects JB! We would love to have a look?

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I've put up (or upside down) a few of mine in the past, Warbonnet - will have a delve. My main point was that those of the esteemed gentlemen mentioned above 9and others) would probably be a great deal better quality!

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I can have a dig around. In fact I already have an album on Flick ready, with a few ICR and Luas details in. I do have somewhere a selection of 201 chassis pipework photos, bogie details and HOBS details. I'll try and keep it in mind next time I'm out

 

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The crew access hatch looks a bit small, are they only employing leprechauns now?

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Great pictures kieran, we need a lot more detail pictures like these.

Would you have anymore detail pic's of JESS for a future build would be

a big help.

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those pictures are great, thanks.

I would like to see the inside and the roof.:cheers:

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Could I make a plea to remember to photograph the infrastructure, signals , small stuff in yards, building etc.

 

This is typically stuff that's bulldozed with little record , whereas we have zillions of loco pics.

 

Thanks everyone that takes a photo

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I shall try and remember to do so Junctionmad. There's a few bits on my Flickr already

 

But in the meantime, I've updated my Detail Photo album on Flickr, giving it a broader remit and becoming "Modellers Reference Photos". For easy of access, I've split it in two:

 

-Rolling Stock:

-Infrastructure:

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