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cteno4

Just thought i would start a thread that can document some of the great photo galleries that folks post on various scenes to model. these have been posted in other threads, but thought reposting them in one thread might make it easier to parouse them. I find photos like this invaluable when dreaming up new ideas for scenes to model! Please keep adding to these for folks reference!

 

cheers,

 

jeff

 

Small Ferries & waterside

 

street festival

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cteno4

from bill's thread

 

Here's a page of Japanese backdrops that may be of use to some of you.

 

http://shiagenin.michikusa.jp/haikeigazou.html

 

A rice paddy with a foothill in the background.

 

http://shiagenin.michikusa.jp/denen.html

 

Green as far as the eye can see.

 

http://shiagenin.michikusa.jp/sanmyaku.html

 

Similar

 

http://shiagenin.michikusa.jp/yama.html

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cteno4

Car Transport photos from bill

 

I dug into Japanese language Wikipdedia and found a few pages with photos.

 

This is a general truck page with several tractor photos.

 

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%BB%E3%83%9F%E3%83%88%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A9

 

A car transporter photo taken from the back. Be sure to scroll down for more car transporter photos.

 

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Car_transporter_003.JPG

 

In some cases the car transporter won't have a separate tractor.

 

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Car_transporter_004.JPG

 

Fuso Super Great

 

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Fuso_Super_Great_001.JPG

 

Another car tranporter tractor.

 

<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daiko.jpg>

 

More trucks.

 

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%97%A5%E7%94%A3%E3%83%87%E3%82%A3%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BC%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BB%E3%82%AF%E3%82%AA%E3%83%B3

 

A Hino related page with all kinds of vehicle photos, trucks are at the very bottom.

 

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%88%A9%E7%94%A8%E8%80%85:Ypy31/%E7%AC%AC2%E3%82%AE%E3%83%A3%E3%83%A9%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC

 

Bill Robb

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cteno4

street scenes from bill

 

City streets.  A little more density. Many city streets are only 4 metres wide (about 12 feet). Notice the poles are usually in the pavement?

 

東京・谷中団子坂(Yanaka,Tokyo,Japan)

 

Yanaka Ginza 5am

 

Tokyu Oimachi Line Train Stopping at Togoshi-koen Station

 

Akihabara

 

Akihabara

 

Secret store

 

Kyoto

 

Kyoto streets

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wasunka

Okay, Jeff, this can certainly be a useful list.  Thanks for strting it.

 

Joe

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cteno4

Okay, Jeff, this can certainly be a useful list.  Thanks for strting it.

 

Joe

 

joe

 

thanks please add to it! i have been a bit backed up the last week culling stuff form the forum and other lists that pop up. these refs are scattered all over the forum and the other list, just thought it would be good to concentrate them here as well.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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cteno4

Im wondering if this is the best way to present/collect these on the forum or would it be better to use the link section. that is a bit limited, but could probably be broken down better with sub categories. each link could then have a brief description line as well! dont think the wiki is the right place for this kind of just pure photo linking, but maybe sprinkled into the wiki with some of the refs on pertinent pages by those folks guiding those  wiki pages.

 

Bernard what do you think? if yes i can go ahead and whip a link section/subsection/lins up for what we have so far. could then just post to this thread to let folks know new stuff added (and what) so they get the poke to go look.

 

cheers,

 

jeff

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Bernard

Jeff - I think it might be worth a try.

What I like about this idea of the scenes photos is that it is a good reference if you plan to build for example a diorama or a scene. The cross referencing would be useful in lets say you were build a tunnel portal and then you might need another photo for a railroad bumper.

The easiest and most accessible resource design would work the best.

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Mudkip Orange

Someone should make a Google Earth file with a bunch of different placemarks for places that have street view...

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cteno4

I just took a whole bunch of pictures on the way in from Narita today on the NEX. Very hard to take pictures from a moving train, but I needed some reference items for my layout. I hope this stuff may be useful for some of you too.

 

http://s953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/superbusdriver/Scenery%20Reference%20Photos/

 

fat al,

 

great thanks for posting, great stuff. always can use those reference shots!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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cteno4

Someone should make a Google Earth file with a bunch of different placemarks for places that have street view...

 

actually have been playing with that. unfortunately google maps is just a tad hard to get things just right to do this easily. not really meant to work that way i guess. as great as google maps is, how you drop placemakers, and locations isnt all that simple and intuitive.

 

the only simple and clean way i have found to save an interesting google street view i find is to save the link to it. i cant find an easy way to drop a pin that recreates the view you currently have on screen. the link does do this.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Lawrence

I am going away for a couple of weeks (work related) so you have plenty of time to think about this  :cheesy

 

I am looking for images of small rural Japanese stations and their surrounds as I plan to have my layout as a through rural station set in a small town, with the ability to take some local freight.  If anyone has such images or can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

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cteno4

Some more neighborhood and building sites:

 

fantastic set of neighborhoods around Tokyo

http://worldneighborhoods.com/pictures/tokyo-f4/

 

Several galleries of old and new buildings, alleys, and billboards

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pict_u_re/collections/72157600198301670/

 

Festivals:

http://photoguide.jp/pix/index.php?cat=149'>http://photoguide.jp/pix/index.php?cat=149

 

Great general photo site that is Searchable

http://photoguide.jp/pix/index.php

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Krackel Hopper

While reading about "painted trains" over in prototypes, ISO8 posted a few links.

 

This picture stood out. I think this would make a great scene, and it's small enough it could even be a T-trak module.  Just create a spur track that goes behind/into an industrial area..

 

I think the hardest part for me would be finding an N-scale car that I would want to paint over!

 

1260626532.jpg

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cteno4

Krackel,

 

hey great idea! perhaps a tomytec car. pretty inexpensive to "paint".

 

also this video from ISO8 is also a treasure trove of scenery references.

 

cheers

 

jeff

 

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Dorian Davis

I am looking for images of small rural Japanese stations and their surrounds as I plan to have my layout as a through rural station set in a small town, with the ability to take some local freight.  If anyone has such images or can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

 

Don't know if anyone has provided you with any references, but you could try here.

 

Dorian

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Kb4iuj

Your best bet would be to watch a few YouTube video's or checkout "N" magazine and checkout there 'Sketchin' page. Micro size photo of train stations (3/4"X11 1/4") photo or smaller. Not exactly a square photo but look to add a few feet to your project. If your going to scratch build it. With YouTube just use the screensaver function. Or pour thru Flick'r and look at everybody's Japanese adventures.

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Lawrence

Your best bet would be to watch a few YouTube video's or checkout "N" magazine and checkout there 'Sketchin' page. Micro size photo of train stations (3/4"X11 1/4") photo or smaller. Not exactly a square photo but look to add a few feet to your project. If your going to scratch build it. With YouTube just use the screensaver function. Or pour thru Flick'r and look at everybody's Japanese adventures.

Do you have any links to the Sketchin stuff please

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Densha

Didn't feel like starting a whole new topic on this would be worth it, so I'll just post this here.

 

If you scroll all down this page you'll see an interesting transport of Toden 7000 type bodies that took place in 1987: http://ao-take.blog.so-net.ne.jp/archive/20151009

 

Might be interesting to use one of those Greenmax tram kits for this...

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