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Sunday, 6 December 2009

Pic of the day...

43017 drops off a couple of empty covered vans for bagged peat traffic at Catcott Burtle. September 1953. I think the 'Doodlebug' (Bachmann) looks very American in poise from this angle.

The 'BR-ised' former private owner wagon started life as a private owner Dapol freebee when I renewed my BRM subs. I should sort out some faded running numbers ... not enough days, too little time - a bow pen with some pale grey paint should suffice eventually....

To get such a great depth of field in this shot, two identical image focussed on different key points were combined in Photoshop CS3 using the layer stacking tool in 'Scripts'. A quick 'Google' will show you how.

1 comment:

  1. I love BR'ised PO wagons and have a couple myself. Humbrol 147 is the business for the numbering. However I've just bought a mapping pen for this as my bow pen control isn't good enough for this sort of job. Anyway, some serious finescalers say this is the way to do it so it must be right.

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