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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:02 PM

Hey Greg--thanks.  You know... I like them too. This thing can be tough to image and for some reason they seem to pop. I guess the stars lined up for me. 

Btw. I did a little more searching and it turns out that larger slide mount covers are made, and available. I'd need to do a little more research regarding size, cost, and if I'd be able to cut them. I think that they are glass. They are very thin. Maybe if I would score them with a hobby knife and then snap em. The clarity is night and day difference. 

Somebody stop me!  Idea

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:44 AM

Greg
Those new camera POV's in the last post are cool.

And there are hints of even more options in photography in the near future.

There's word that there are cameras that will get small enough, with RF transmitters equally small enough, to provide "cab ride" views from running HO locomotives.  That, the controls would be able to have a small screen so you could actually "ride along."

Really cool for the model railroaders, but just imagine what it would be like to beable to show cockpit views from the inside.

Which means we will also have some incredible options for photographing models, too.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 18, 2020 12:11 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Greg
Those new camera POV's in the last post are cool.

 

And there are hints of even more options in photography in the near future.

There's word that there are cameras that will get small enough, with RF transmitters equally small enough, to provide "cab ride" views from running HO locomotives.  That, the controls would be able to have a small screen so you could actually "ride along."

Really cool for the model railroaders, but just imagine what it would be like to beable to show cockpit views from the inside.

Which means we will also have some incredible options for photographing models, too.

 

How cool would that be? A virtual train ride. I like it.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 18, 2020 12:36 PM

Bakster
Somebody stop me!  

Well? Nobody stopped me. So, into another rabbit hole I be going. Woosh!

For the price of a cheap dinner I ordered slide covers. If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88mph, you,re gonna see some serious s***.  

Sorry... wrong movie. If my calculations are correct, they ought just fit. Cutting them will be the big ?. If I can cut them, it should improve the look without adding too much more work to this. More to come.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, September 21, 2020 8:37 PM

Here is an example of what Capn and I are talking about. Aside from residual dust, the cover slip is nicely scaled, it is extremely clear, and it is free of distortion.

Evergreen plastic on the other hand. It visually distorts, it scratches easily, and when viewed at angles an already opaque look becomes more so. And when I say it scratches easily--I mean it. You must handle it as little as possible. Some of the scratches seen in the example are caused by my wiping it with microfiber. Finger oils seem to affect its clarity, as well. I think it is the cleaning of them that does the most damage.

The difference is, "clear." Geeked

Is it a big deal? Probably not. But why not construct something as good as you can.

 

So... the cover slips are large enough for what I need. I experimented on cutting them and the only way that works for me is by using a diamond encrusted needle file. By placing a metal ruler over the glass as a guide--I etch a groove into the glass until the two sides separate. It is delicate work, but not too terrible. I have worked on worse.

More to come.

 

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