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photoblog image She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain...

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain...


...when she comes.
We're back from a great vacation to France (but via car).  We'll catch up with you soon!


Model trains have always fascinated Astrid and me.
It was the first exhibit we went to see at the Steam Festival in May.
This is one of the HO scale models.


Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb.

Image taken at the Dordt in Stoom Steam Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on May 30.


She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain...


...when she comes.
We're back from a great vacation to France (but via car).  We'll catch up with you soon!


Model trains have always fascinated Astrid and me.
It was the first exhibit we went to see at the Steam Festival in May.
This is one of the HO scale models.


Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb.

Image taken at the Dordt in Stoom Steam Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on May 30.


comments (43)

  • JJ
  • United States
  • 12 Jul 2010, 00:34
Such a cool shot, I have always wanted to setup a Model train set at home, but as we rent and have moved so often its somehting I am still putting off, but hopefully one day I will
Ginnie Hart: Do it when you can, JJ. I would help you make all the scenery/props. I love that kind of stuff. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jul 2010, 03:38
Nonsense!

It is the real thing, and you have applied your Ginnie "Classic Twiddle" to give it a bit of fantasy ambience.


[grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! The background scenery gives it away, Ray, but I decided top leave it as is. Thanks. I do love model trains. smile
  • rags
  • 12 Jul 2010, 05:52
I love the image. It is well composed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jul 2010, 05:59
Wowee - I love model trains Ginnie: my drawers are full of them at home in the hope that one day I'll have enough space to build a big layout. Glad you enjoyed your vacation
Ginnie Hart: When you have figured out the space issue, Chris, let Astrid and me know because we would love to help you figure it all out. I can just see Astrid now, the carpenter. And we both like to work with miniatures. We'll let you set up the train tracks and trains. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2010, 05:59
'we're back' gringrin you can say that again and we came round many corners in France.
One week of delightful sightseeing and meeting up with friends (no Shutterchance wink)
A wonderful picture, these models trains and scenes are brilliant, so real.
Ginnie Hart: So many wonderful corners, MLMA. It was a dream come true. I'll never forget it. smile
Oh! Too cute, a miniature train. Génial. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: I love model trains like this, Valérie. So soulful to me. smile Merci.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jul 2010, 06:53
Still or moving? They are very cute these models smile
Ginnie Hart: This one was definitely moving, SAVO, right towards the camera. I actually waited for her to come around the mountai8n. grin Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Jul 2010, 07:27
Looks so real
Ginnie Hart: I know, Vintage. Maybe that's why I like them so much. smile
I had to do a double takesmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good for you, Nigel. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jul 2010, 07:34
HO - one of the things I did as a youngster. Forever busy making up scenery for the tracks, and then the neighbour's daughter start helping me...

Great shot and welcome back from wherever in France.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. Now you have me curious about "the neighbor's daughter," Louis. grin Anyway, I don't think you can ever be too old to enjoy model trains...especially the setups the old geezers enjoy once they retire. It was a fabulous week in France, driving 1960 miles in all. We made a big loop past Paris to SW France and then up the west coast to Mont St Michel and then to Normandy Beach before heading back home. I'll never forget it.
Models have always been of interest to me Ginnie. wink.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. If you say so, Chad, I believe you. grin
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Jul 2010, 08:02
Wow great work ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tony. smile
Casey Jones rides again.When i grow up i want to be an engine driver, maybe in the next life.
Ginnie Hart: Go for it, Mick. Dreams do come true, you know. smile
Memories of childhood, when my father used to have one of these layed out in the loft on a big, big table made of tempex or something similar, which he used to paint backgrounds for.
Ginnie Hart: I love the memories, too, Marion. It's fun to see the old, retired geezers who now put in their time on this hobby.
  • Aussie
  • the beef capital of Queensland
  • 12 Jul 2010, 10:34
Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie...and WELCOME BACK!
Magnifico como siempre, ese tono que me encanta, disculpa la ausencia pero tengo mucho trabajo y poco tiempo.

Happy holidays Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, as always, MA. Gracias. It's good to see you again.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 12 Jul 2010, 10:36
heyy..so different.looks like real grin
Ginnie Hart: I know, TM. I think that's why we all love them so much. smile Thanks.
Hope you had a good holiday. Yes we all love toy trains smile
Ginnie Hart: We had a splendid time in every way, Bill. Thanks. Now we'll take time to settle back in!
woow!! this makes me a child again
that fabulous show !!!!!
perfect point of focus, perfect for me Ginnie, nice day
Ginnie Hart: Forever a sweetheart, Fabrizio. Grazie. smile
The trains are interesting, but the settings into which they are placed are works of art.
Ginnie Hart: I so totally agree, Sheila. I think it's the scenery setups that are the most magical for me. All the miniatures are so real. Thanks.
All this fabulous scene needs, Ginnie, is puffs of steam coming from the engine.

Looking forward to seeing some wonderful images from your French adventure.
Ginnie Hart: Now you've got me wondering if anyone has ever figured that out, Beverly? smile Wouldn't that be a money-making invention! Our trip to France was spectacular in every way. Starting next week you'll be seeing more of France than of Holland! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jul 2010, 12:20
At first I thought you came back from England- Norfolk (I didn't know that there are mountains like the Alps!) and not from your "great vacation" (fine!) to France - but then I read your intro and your contemplation at V&V!
Tomorrow I'll have to undergo my eye-operation, this means: no photoblog-bekijken for some time! Ik ben een beetje bang ervoor, ook vanwege de nauwelijks draaglijke hitte.
Het voetbalspel gisterenavond was geen plezier voor mij- zo hard and rough!
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, not from England this time, Philine. I had no idea France was so close. We were bypassing Paris in 5.5 hours. Unbelievable.

Today is your eye operation. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Alsjeblieft doe voorzichtig! And hopefully we'll hear soon how you are doing....
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Jul 2010, 12:55
We had a model train and landscape when I was little and it was fun smile Welcome home!
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling most of us have had model trains in the family at one point or another, Frida. How fun. Thanks for the welcome home. We're starting to get back into the routine again!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Jul 2010, 13:08
It's amazing how real it looks. Photography is great..isn't it??
Ginnie Hart: Yes and Yes, Marcie. What did we do before photography??
Nice old train running near the mountains. We could think of a train in the States or Canada in the old days.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Akarui. It brought back lots of memories. Thank you. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 12 Jul 2010, 14:02
haha, i thought it was tilt shift!!! my dad used to work for the rail, and i would stare at the model trains, how i loved them!! great pic!!!
Ginnie Hart: I just looked up "tilt-shift" in Wiki and got my education. I see what you mean. My brother had a model train eons ago but it was one of the larger sizes. I have always loved the HO scale. So cute. Thanks, Elaine.
Some of these model train setups are really very realistic looking!
Ginnie Hart: They really are, Tom, and there are enthusiasts who spend a lot of time making them very sophisticated/complicated.
Great capture Ginnie. Quite appropriate after all your recent travelling. Look forward to seeing your pics and glad you both had a good time.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Janet. I'm eager to start working on all the images. We had so much fun and saw some wonderful sights!
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 12 Jul 2010, 18:16
It's like an old poster advertising the U.S. train

LoLO
Ginnie Hart: You're right, LoLO. And to think we saw in in the lowlands of The Netherlands. smile
  • rian
  • fullerton, ca
  • 12 Jul 2010, 19:19
and here i was thinking that it was a tilt shift shot.. smile it almost looks real! great capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Someone else said the same thing, Rian, so I just looked it up in Wiki...and got my education. I see what you mean. smile I love how model-train enthusiasts can really make this hobby so realistic. Indeed.
It is well composed,good shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 12 Jul 2010, 22:09
Wouha. Superb photo. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. We had a wonderful time in France last week. You have a beautiful country! smile
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 12 Jul 2010, 22:36
Such amazing pictures make us think. Great photo.
Ginnie Hart: I love miniatures of the real thing, Foto'S. So fun. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jul 2010, 23:50
Cool photo, I am so glad you had a great week smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. It was wonderful. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2010, 01:59
Glad to hear you had a fun time in France. I visited the V&V post before coming here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Maria. I always appreciate your visits. smile
That is sooooo cool.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Michael. Waiting for it to come around the corner was so fun. grin Thanks.
Beautiful framing here, it almost looks real!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I love about model trains, Brian. I'm still a kid at heart. smile Thanks.
At first glance you'd think this is a worked over shot of a real train.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Wim. That's what I love about model trains...so realistic!
Such lovely details...for a moment I didn't realize it was a model...a beautiful image Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: That's why I love model trains, Pavan--they're so realistic. smile Thanks.
Hope the last week was sunshine, good food and good wine...and that you both had a lovely break.

Have to confess that I thought you'd gotten hold of a shift lens when I first saw your great shot
Ginnie Hart: All of the above, George. It was a magnificent week! You and two others thought it was a tilt-shift image. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 13 Jul 2010, 22:27
smile smile Niceeeee
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar. smile
I am really fascinated by these too. That is a hobby I could never do because it would be so easy to get lost in. I am always amazed by the details people put into their models.
Ginnie Hart: This seems to be a hobby that fits retiurement, Mark, from what I've seen both here and in the States. I can see why the old geezers get into it. smile Thanks.
I love it ! Hope you'll have nice french vacation (and if near Champagne let me know)
Ginnie Hart: As I've already told you, Zeb, we have come and gone already. Maybe next year? smile That would be nice to finally meet you. smile You're much closer than I had thought!

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