Old 07-06-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Any chance for this photo? -
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I knew it was probably a long shot, but as it's a rare image I thought I would try it anyway. Scanning it at a higher resoulution didn't have any noticeable effect. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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Did you sharpen when you scanned? If you did, I would try rescanning without the sharpening feature. That may be picking up more grain.

Also, I'm assuming this a scan from a negative. Do you also have the print? Sometimes a fladbed scan of a print works out better. It's worth a try.

If neither is true... scan this as big as you can (minimum of 2850 on a drum scanner, at least 1200 on a flatbed), and then apply the noise reduction lightly, then reduce to the proper size and sharpen lightly. It might work.

I think you should also try and pull up the highlights (if they are there) as they are blown out here on the right side of the frame.

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Old 07-06-2008, 11:43 PM   #3
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Also, clone out the dirt specks and bright spots. That would be categorized as repair, not manipulation.
For print scanning on the flatbed, I scan at 1200-1600dpi minimum.
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Hey Brian, did you know this loco still exists here in the UK? Although it was given a new taper boiler in the late 1940s.
Not only does it still exist, but any day now its restoration should be finished and it wil be steamed. It will run on the main line later in the year. I hope to be there.
It now looks like this,
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although the livery is more like this.
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Was that Freericks in that photo?
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Was that Freericks in that photo?

No, no, no... That was his youngest son!
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My icon actually is a Freericks, by the by... but not me.

It's my great-grandfather.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:24 AM   #8
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Hey Brian, did you know this loco still exists here in the UK? Although it was given a new taper boiler in the late 1940s.
Not only does it still exist, but any day now its restoration should be finished and it wil be steamed. It will run on the main line later in the year. I hope to be there.
It now looks like this,
Image © Graham Williams
PhotoID: 207031
Photograph © Graham Williams

although the livery is more like this.
Image © Graham Williams
PhotoID: 204872
Photograph © Graham Williams
I did know that Royal Scot has been preserved (Bressingham if I'm correct) but didn't know it was being restored to working order. Do you know if it's going to be in it's original LMS livery or one of the BR variations?
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I did know that Royal Scot has been preserved (Bressingham if I'm correct) but didn't know it was being restored to working order. Do you know if it's going to be in it's original LMS livery or one of the BR variations?
Although its home is Bressingham, it is being restored at Southall, London. When its restoration is finished, it will go back to Bressingham for running in, before taking up main line work later in the year.

It will be repainted in the LMS maroon livery like this:
Image © Graham Williams
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The livery is authentic for the loco, but not in its rebuilt form. It never carried this livery after rebuilding. I also believe that it won't be fitted with the smoke deflectors. Most people think that it won't be long before they do fit them as they were originally fitted because there was a smoke masking problem for the drivers.

I intend getting out to photograph it on the main line, so watch this space.

In the meantime, its sister ship, 6115 Scots Guardsman (pictured above) is also being restored for main line use. It's already been main line tested and will be in full swing very soon. Again, watch out for my shots. I'm going to go and see it on the 25th July.
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