Friday, August 28, 2015

Backdrop Completed | 15 Comments - Click Here :

    Darel Leedy -  Over the course of the last couple of months, my friend Don Peterson and I spent a few Friday nights working to complete the backdrop which surrounds Dickey. I'll let the pictures do the talking (those of you who read via email will have to bring up the blog to read the captions):

Looking north (westward by timetable).

Looking south (eastward by timetable).


Before Don arrived, my first step was to project the photos I had taken in December of 2012, when the drought level
of Dillon Reservoir had receded enough to expose Dickey.

I also projected an image I had made from Google Earth. I was amazed at how closely the two images compared!
I then traced the images onto the entire backdrop.

Don then worked his magic paint brushes, and the results make it feel like standing in Dickey a hundred years ago.

Here, Don does his most favorite thing in the world, Lol. We took the suggestion of Mike Danneman, and started
by painting the backdrop the same color as used for the scenic base.

The same procedure of projecting slides was used for the entire backdrop.

The completed south end of Dickey.

With the backdrop finished, its time to get this train rolling, and start on some real scenery.
 A huge thank you to Don for his time and talent. Even if it will cost me some DCC installs. Thanks buddy!

Darel Leedy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The "Files" Section | 1 Comments - Click Here :


    Darel Leedy - As a reminder, be sure to check out the "Files" tab under the main header. Many a wonderful high resolution document have been posted here. A big thank you to all who have shared their information! If you have something you'd like to share, send me an email by clicking on the Moderator's profile, and I will provide the necessary procedure.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

"Along the Blue" #27 | 0 Comments - Click Here :

Denver Public Library

John Templeton Collection.