2015 Pacific Southwest Region convention layout photos

Started by jbvb, October 05, 2015, 08:49:27 AM

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Here are some Phoenix-area layouts I visited during the convention.  If anyone else has more/better photos, feel free:

The Gilbert (AZ) Model Railroad Club layout:


The HO layout at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale:



The N layout at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park:



Russ Henzel's rendition of the Philadelphia-area PRR:



Thanks for sharing your photographs - I sure would have liked to have been there.
John Siekirk
Superior & Seattle Railroad


Thanks for posting your photos James. Looks like a lot of neat things are going on out West.  8)
Gregory P. DeMayo
General Construction Superintendent Emeritus
St. Louis & Denver Railroad
Longwood, FL



Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Tom ;D
"If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed."
Thomas Jefferson

Tom Langford


Good Morning James and thank you for posting some pictures of layouts from our convention. I hope you continue to post more pics of what you did during your visit to the convention. It was a pleasure meeting you during the layout tours. I had over 60 people visit my layout over the three day period, with the majority of the visitors on Sunday. At one point, I lost track of the trains ( they were in the dark) and had a small rear end bump. derailed the caboose, shorted the layout briefly and went back to running two long trains that I could keep far enough away from each other.
Thank you also for the layout info. Russ and I have been discussing design details and will be making a mockup of the area. Looking for of your pictures.

Frank / Erieman 


You're welcome, all.

Frank, between this thread, the photos of your layout I posted to yours, and those I posted to the UP Wyoming Div. thread, that's all that came out decently.  I was shooting for depth of field, so exposures were long in most of the layouts' lighting.  And a couple of layouts (not yours or Russ's) had rather uneven lighting, so there were scenes I liked but couldn't photograph.  Some I shot came out blurred, either because the train was moving or I didn't hold the camera steady enough.

This is why the pros bring lights and multiple tripods and steady rests when a national magazine takes an interest.  I have the equipment at home, but it doesn't travel well and isn't compatible with layout tours.  My on-camera flash rarely produces a good picture of a model or a layout, so as I do more travel I should probably look into portable off-camera flash.

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