Old 09-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Discuss. I would have preferred that signal anywhere but where it is smack in front of the cab.

Neat shot aside from that.
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I like the shot, but like you, I don't like the placement of the signal. Should it have been rejected? No, not at all, but if only that damned thing was further to the right...
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How about this for the most unfortunately placed wire ever?

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How about this for the most unfortunately placed wire ever?

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I get the comments about the crossing signal in front of the cab, but mentioning the wire is a little over the top in my book. I didn't even notice it until you brought it up.
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Discuss. I would have preferred that signal anywhere but where it is smack in front of the cab.
It's a tradeoff, let the engine move left 10-20 feet and the cab clears the signal but the long nose crowds the other signal. Not a big deal to me; the improvement I would suggest instead is to go a bit wider, especially right but left also. Of course, I have no idea what lurks just outside the frame.

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I get the comments about the crossing signal in front of the cab, but mentioning the wire is a little over the top in my book. I didn't even notice it until you brought it up.
Agree, except I would drop "little".
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The wire doesn't bother me.
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Want to see some unfortunate wires?



There are overpasses at each end of that yard. And mucking up both views from those bridges are lots of wires. Bah!
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So the crossbuck (railroad related) bothers you, yet a wire (not even close to railroad related) in front of an engine with several more in the frame doesn't?

FWIW, neither of the aforementioned "offenses" bother me in the least.
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Bah!
I see your 3 wires and raise you 4 low stung wires:
However, 15 Conrail always trumps 4 low hanging wires!

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Nice to have Chris posting again - though, I think the placement of the signals and the cab rather unfortunate. Someone, some day will submit an identical shot and get it rejected. Wonder if Chris was able to time a next frame a bit better?

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So the crossbuck (railroad related) bothers you, yet a wire (not even close to railroad related) in front of an engine with several more in the frame doesn't?

FWIW, neither of the aforementioned "offenses" bother me in the least.
Not about railroad related but about being more obtrusive. Wires in general don't bother me as long as I can see what they are attached too.
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My take on the spot. I just let the cab clear the signals.
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Yeah, but Max, yours wasn't running long hood forward
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