Old 10-28-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:37 AM   #2
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What are you trying to accomplish here?

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Old 10-28-2011, 02:38 AM   #3
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primary goal was to avoid the chain link fence around the loco.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:40 AM   #4
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I don't understand what you're going for here either.

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This may have worked if you used a fisheye lens and went for that effect, otherwise, I just dont see it. Plus the perspective distortion, even if purposeful does not lend itself to the scene.

Fences can be overcome by planning, time, stealth, and wire cutters...
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:00 AM   #6
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nicely preserved loco and caboose surrounded by all kinds of crap including a military tank in shrubs (shadow).



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Old 10-28-2011, 01:11 PM   #7
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I'll never understand these short fences around locomotive displays. What are they trying to accomplish? Any person who has the desire to vandalize the equipment will easily step right over the fence.

Pere Marquette 1225's sister locomotive 1223 is on display in a small town near me and is sitting in a place that is photogenic, but there is a damn useless short fence around it.
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I'll never understand these short fences around locomotive displays. What are they trying to accomplish? Any person who has the desire to vandalize the equipment will easily step right over the fence.
It's quite simple, really - insurance. I'm sure it makes the cost of the insurance policy cheaper. It's like the discount you get on your homeowners insurance for having smoke detectors. They don't make the likelihood of a fire go down, but your insurance company will give you a discount for having them. Same deal here.

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I understand what you're aiming for, but I think the cropping might have benefited from the rule of thirds a bit...the frame is divided in half...that's a no-no. Also, the shot is a bit out of context. Only the seasoned railfan has even a clue what that is, whereas the other shot you showed us portrays the scene clearly of a Baldwin next to the depot. A good try, but considering that isn't going anywhere, if you can, go back and try some other angles of it...

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It's quite simple, really - insurance. I'm sure it makes the cost of the insurance policy cheaper. It's like the discount you get on your homeowners insurance for having smoke detectors. They don't make the likelihood of a fire go down, but your insurance company will give you a discount for having them. Same deal here.

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Yes, it doesn't keep vandals away, but it is also a liability thing...they don't want a little kid to walk up to it, try to climb on it, and fall!!! That's the main purpose of it.
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Yes, it doesn't keep vandals away, but it is also a liability thing...they don't want a little kid to walk up to it, try to climb on it, and fall!!! That's the main purpose of it.
I understand Jon's point, but do you really think a little kid who wants to climb a locomotive is going to be stopped by a short fence? I was an expert fence climber by the age of 6...I would have been over that fence in a matter of seconds.
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Yes, it doesn't keep vandals away, but it is also a liability thing...they don't want a little kid to walk up to it, try to climb on it, and fall!!! That's the main purpose of it.
I hate to say this, but that fence won't keep anyone under 12 away.

I think the fence is to keep the foamers off the thing.

And it probably works quite well because they are too lazy, or too uncoordinated to climb it.
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Don't know, Not for RP I have a lot of them too but what about a ladder to get over it?
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I think the fence is to keep the foamers off the thing.

And it probably works quite well because they are too lazy, or too uncoordinated to climb it.
Hmm...I think you may be on to something.
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I hate to say this, but that fence won't keep anyone under 12 away.

I think the fence is to keep the foamers off the thing.

And it probably works quite well because they are too lazy, or too uncoordinated to climb it.
But when they do climb it, and they get hurt, the law suit will turn in favor of the museum/display owner because of that fence "protecting" children from the safety hazard.

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