What's new
  • Welcome back Guest!
    If you have been away from our site you may have to request a new password. Simply click on the link for "lost" password in the log in page.
    Thank you.
  • Guest
    The BST is now open, please note the changes in our guidelines to address the recent fraudulent activity. Ensure you read the guidelines prior to creating a sale thread in the Buy-Sell-Trade forum with special attention to the new photo and payment requirements.
    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Photo of the Day

My Dad has been working on a HO scale train room for the last several years. While I was over for Easter I got some shots I'll post here over the next week or so. Here is the first one. These were also shot on my new 7.5mm Laowa lens. View attachment 1247136

Hello Troy,

I'm very impressed with your pictures, and pleased that you and your father have a hobby which you can share. He is quite obviously extremely good at it.

For several reasons, I sold off my model railway equipment more than twenty years ago. While rummaging through my stuff, I found some rolling stock which had somehow been left behind. I've still got two locomotives: a British diesel switch engine/shunter and a German-made model of a Belgian steam engine, as well as some freight cars - I couldn't be happier. I bought some lengths of straight track, so as to be able to display them in my bookshelf. As a further step, I'm going to buy enough track to make an oval on the carpet and organize a transformer.

I'm now seventy. Because of the lockdown here, I can't sit in the library or in a café reading, and its mostly still too cold to sit in the park. Watching my trains might sooth my nerves.

Keep at it!

Cheers,

Gauthier

P1050648.JPG P1060121.JPG
 
Hello Troy,

I'm very impressed with your pictures, and pleased that you and your father have a hobby which you can share. He is quite obviously extremely good at it.

For several reasons, I sold off my model railway equipment more than twenty years ago. While rummaging through my stuff, I found some rolling stock which had somehow been left behind. I've still got two locomotives: a British diesel switch engine/shunter and a German-made model of a Belgian steam engine, as well as some freight cars - I couldn't be happier. I bought some lengths of straight track, so as to be able to display them in my bookshelf. As a further step, I'm going to buy enough track to make an oval on the carpet and organize a transformer.

I'm now seventy. Because of the lockdown here, I can't sit in the library or in a café reading, and its mostly still too cold to sit in the park. Watching my trains might sooth my nerves.

Keep at it!

Cheers,

Gauthier

View attachment 1247922 View attachment 1247925
Thanks! My hobby of macro and closeup photography works out well. My Dad has the trains and my Mom loves butterflies. Glad you missed a few when you got rid of yours they look great enjoy them!
 
No, in the Bronx, New York, where I'm originally from.

By the way, I somehow wish I hadn't sold my American n-gauge trains. However, one has to see things existentially, and be happy with one has. At present, I'm not willing to invest in any more rolling stock, unless I happen to find something at a flea market.
 
No, in the Bronx, New York, where I'm originally from.

By the way, I somehow wish I hadn't sold my American n-gauge trains. However, one has to see things existentially, and be happy with one has. At present, I'm not willing to invest in any more rolling stock, unless I happen to find something at a flea market.
Good luck stumbling across a N set. They seem like a pretty nice size as even HO can quickly consume an entire room and O really needs a large room to do right. I love hitting flea markets you never know what you will turn up.
 

sarimento1

Contributor
back to same-old this morning.
panic at first when a sprinkler behind the tripod went off, fortunately i found a make-shift poncho for the q2.
and the sky was totally clear at first, but a few low clouds created a little interest as the sun rose.






 
walked the wetland boardwalks this morning.
pretty quiet, many characters have already headed north.
some of the year-rounders were taking care of new kiddos.






The stork reminds me of a poster I saw in a hotel lobby in Kenya.
It had facts about various local birds and explained that the marabou stork
had naturally black legs but kept them covered in white feces
to reflect sunlight and keep cooler.
 
Top Bottom