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I was running out of ideas of what "prop" I could

use to place next to a very colorful sunflower.

Somehow my HO train locomotives got a chance

to get into a ridiculous idea I had when the sunlight

was so great. Time was short and I could only find

a few different different models as I must a made

a dozen trips back and forth to the garage and

search boxes for something else to photograph.

All my HO stuff has been in boxes or wrapped in

newspaper dated sometime in 1983. Used a step

ladder to gain altitude and my "planting plank"

which was the closest thing I could find to "roadbed"

for a piece of 3ft "flex-track" to remain  steady for

pictures. It was amazing as I couldnt keep up my

ideas and in some ways it was like taking pictures

of real trains. A part 2 of this shoot is forthcoming.



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Part 2 is the shoot that inspired what pictures came after that.
Initially I've been viewing a cluster of sunflowers that are near
grown level because the branch has broken and there they
are 4 of them maybe 6" off the ground and somehow the thought
of laying down a 3ft piece of HO flextrack on the ground and take
some "train pictures". This was a different set of finds from my
"HO Roundhouse".



-- Edited by The Krink on Tuesday 16th of September 2014 12:39:35 AM

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Part 3 would have me shooting from my garage window..open
to my garden. Since I got all this stuff out of their boxes for
the first time in 30 years my as well take pictures of my
"roster" of "super-power". I've loved this AHM/Rivirosi?
Italian made NP U25C 2500. What a powerful unit as HO
power is concerned as it had "rubber traction tires" on 4
of the wheels and this one unit could pull 60-70 HO train
cars around your layout no problem. My closest friend
growing up had a big layout in his folk's basement and we
spent some great hours down there "running trains". He
bought one of those NP U25C's just like mine and we got
a chance to "lash those U-Boats" together and run trains
with every piece of rolling stock we had. I bought
this other U25C from my friend as High School got out
forever which would be around 1972. Have no idea if either
U25C's would run should the proper "current" be applied to
the rails as their storage has had to endure a multitude
of "climate change".



-- Edited by The Krink on Sunday 21st of September 2014 01:52:13 AM

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After I took these pictures, all the HO stuff went back into
the box it came in. Just like scanning old photographs in
many ways. Its a wonder I still have the HO collection
that I do..probly because one day I will want a simple
"oval" to run trains around and see all my collected
"power" run again. Looking at my HO Loco Fleet of which
some were wrapped in newspaper for 20 years. Not high
on my priority list is to get into model railroading again.
Maybe somebody will give me a good deal for all the HO
I have but its seems unlikely. So for now I can take some
interesting pictures of HO scale power with "real sky" in
the background.



-- Edited by The Krink on Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 01:29:30 AM

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