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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2024 7:48 p.m. PST

…, and Track

"Photographing the Red Car Barn revived my thinking about an organizing principle I like a model railroad to have: lines I can sight down. Along with buildings one can see into and through, I consider interesting sight lines essential. I like to have a sun roof in a car too, but that's another story :-)

These lines can be provided by roads, paths, sidewalks, and of course track. It was on the LOL that I first played with lines, mainly through the addition of roads and sidewalks to connect the different parts of the layout. I'd look at various areas and think, could someone walk or drive or cycle there, or if they took the train or streetcar, how would they get around when they got off? I made physical changes in answer to those questions…"



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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2024 8:14 p.m. PST

The use of black-and-white really makes these photos real.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Feb 2024 3:14 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my good friend…


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