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Offline Yet_Another

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #240 on: October 29, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
I prefer the first: it shows the scenery more effectively, which is undoubtedly a good thing.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #241 on: October 29, 2017, 09:55:22 AM »
My preference is for the second as it brings things closer and thus the far end of the platform is shown better.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #242 on: October 29, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »
Both photos are exceptional like all the pictures of this layout but it's definitely the second for me.

The loco is more prominent but the overall composition is more pleasing to the eye as it adheres more to the "rule of thirds".


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #243 on: October 29, 2017, 03:48:33 PM »
Thank you for these two stunning photographs. It's a difficult (and very personal) choice, but I prefer the composition of the second.   The red car in the top-right of the first photograph tends to draw my eye away from the centre of the picture.

Thanks again for these pictures of your superb layout.  :greatpicturessign:

Best wishes.

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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #244 on: October 29, 2017, 06:50:38 PM »
Both are lovely photographs but I opt for the top one.
I think the top one is a better overall cmposition. In the lowert one the platform ends (particularly left as we look) tend to dominate and attract the eye.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #245 on: October 29, 2017, 09:21:58 PM »
Good photos there and I simply can not choose between them, keep them coming, very inspiring layout.
Lil Chris
My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #246 on: October 31, 2017, 08:16:48 PM »
Thanks for the comments about the two versions of the photo. The tighter crop only just wins, so hardly surprising I couldn't choose between them myself!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #247 on: November 01, 2017, 12:30:50 PM »
I've just speed read through the thread and your work is absolutely amazing and when I have time later will read it in full at leisure. I have just reached the scenic stage of my first ever layout which I am using as a learning exercise and I am left in awe after seeing what you have achieved.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #248 on: November 01, 2017, 02:19:40 PM »
I've just speed read through the thread and your work is absolutely amazing and when I have time later will read it in full at leisure. I have just reached the scenic stage of my first ever layout which I am using as a learning exercise and I am left in awe after seeing what you have achieved.

Thanks for that. As you may have realised from my layout, the scenic work was the bit I most enjoyed so good luck with your project. And let's see some pictures soon.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #249 on: November 01, 2017, 02:26:38 PM »
I've been trying to find places on the layout where I can put the camera down at ground level. The recent shot looking along the tracks was taken at great risk to the signal box which someone had put right in the way...

But I did find a spot looking along the road.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #250 on: November 01, 2017, 02:33:28 PM »
Excellent Roger.
Keep them coming. You are truly an inspiration to us mere mortals.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #251 on: November 01, 2017, 02:49:22 PM »
Ah - the good old days when not many folks had a car :)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #252 on: November 02, 2017, 08:44:04 AM »
Absolute bludy magic!

Well done Roger!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #253 on: November 02, 2017, 08:56:52 AM »
Hard to believe that last photograph is a photo of a model and not an old photo of a real location!!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #254 on: November 02, 2017, 09:36:30 AM »
Hard to believe that last photograph is a photo of a model and not an old photo of a real location!!

Just what I was thinking...I mean look at the roof tiles and the flowers and bushes at the front of that house in front. It looks more realistic than most 00/4mm layouts.

If anyone ever says N gauge is too small to look lifelike enough they should be shown this layout.

 

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