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Smoky Mountain Trains Museum Tour

January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

We had the opportunity to tour the museum just prior to our departure on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad excursion the morning of Friday, November 28, 2008, which is the day after Thanksgiving 2008. This is my second video installment using editing techniques that I have newly employeed for use in post-production with added audio both music and oral commentary as well as transition frames, titles, and credits at the end.

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Category: Details · Events · Fun · Informational

Painted Eastern Mountains on the Backdrop

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

After reading most of the "How-To Guide" Painting Backdrops For Your Model Railroad by Mike Danneman and published by Model Railroader Books I decided it was time to tackle the next step on my blue backdrop.

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Category: Details · Fun · History · Model Railroading · Prototype

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

November 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad ~ Last year I donated a dollar a day to the local PBS television station WUNC-TV here in the Raleigh/Durham area and as a part of the drive I got some free gifts from the Scenic Railroads television show as well as 4 free tickets to ride on the excursion train at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad (GSMRR) in Bryson City, NC. So in September we planned a trip to the Smoky's for the Thanksgiving Holidays. We arrived at the GSMRR Friday morning around 8:45am in preparation for our 10:30am departure. Check-in was at 9:15am, so this gave us some time to walk around and capture some images, once we checked in and got our tickets at the depot counter we enjoyed a visit at the train museum and shop.

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Category: Fun

Murphy and the Law of Attraction?

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Mr. Murphy Law Strikes Again! Last week Monique had a few of her co-worker friends over at the house Friday night to celebrate our son’s 18th birthday and unannounced she invites them to see the train room. Uh oh, whut!!!!  Being unprepared for the impromptu tour I head up to the room, turned on the lights […]

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Category: Fun · Informational · Operations

BNSF/UP in the Snow, Tabernash, CO, USA Hwy 40

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

After our sleigh ride and driving back from Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain, CO I noticed a BNSF coal consist traveling south alongside Hwy 40 between the towns of Tabernash and Fraser, CO. I instructed Benjamin to take my Canon Digital Rebel camera from the Jansport backpack and start shooting as many pictures as possible as I […]

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Category: Fun · Prototype