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Scans of my German Railway life

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This lockdown malarkey has caused so many problems for families trying to make ends meet but for someone like me, now 70, the only change is not being able to go down the pub and not having to leave my house to attend meetings (goodness how i have come to detest Zoom). I know how lucky I am especially when I read how many poor souls have lost their lives.

You know where I am going with this because you've read the title of this post. I am spending some of this enforced time at home scanning my slides and negatives, something I have been threatening to do for years. I have already posted two or three scans on other topics but i thought that it would be nice to upload the odd photo in one place as I progress through my back catalogue ..... as it were. No chronological order because as I unearth yet another slide magazine from boxes stored in the garage I am putting a selection through the scanner so it's a bit pot luck.

I will start with this:


Stuttgart Hbf - 02/08/1986 at 07:21 110 184-9 hauling empty stock into the station.

It was early on a Saturday morning and we had arrived on the overnight train from Ostende. We (being my wife and daughter plus me) lived in Cambridge at that time and had travelled down to London Victoria to catch the midday boat train connecting with the Dover - Ostende ferry service. Dover marine station was still in use and it was a short walk from the train onto the boat (or should that be ship). I was enjoying my early morning photographic opportunity as we waited for the 08:11 departure for Tubingen where we would spend a fortnight with my wife's parents.

For the technically minded the camera I was using at that time was a Contax 159MM and in this instance the film was AgfaChrome 100. As can be seen with the photo of 110 184-9 I had set the hyperfocal distance about 20' behind the front of the loco so the number is a bit blurred. Zeiss lenses were good but in use they were only as good as the idiot holding the camera.

The scanner is an Epson V600 using Epson scanning software and I'm adjusting the images where necessary with the basic image editing tools that come with Windows 10. Perhaps I could get a better result with more advanced software but to be honest, I'm not really a very advanced sort of chap so this will have to do.

So .......... onwards and upwards.

Best regards ................ Greyvoices (alias John)
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[QUOTEJust a courtesy reply John as I hv been gone awhile and catching up with all these threads. ]
It's good to see you back Reddo. I didn't know that you had a health problem but your report of recovery is welcome. How clunky a sentence is that? What;s happened to your layout and collection of models which I remember as being quite large.

Best regards ................ Greyvoices (alias John)
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Thanks John. Its slow recovery process but enjoying coming back to this forum and seeing all the latest news and acquisitions 馃 The layout is in a state of hibernation but it wont take much to connect up all the last pieces of Profi track. I also keep buying bits and bobs (locos, building kits, lighting kits etc) when they are in the sale on MSL. I find the German approach to engineering their kits is just exemplary. So, all good fun and then there is YouTube with some cracking videos eg on the Alex/CSD sets between Munich and Prague. Lovely
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Welcome back Reddo, glad to hear you are on the mend.
Regards
Alan
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Welcome back Reddo, glad to hear you are on the mend.
Regards
Alan
Thanks Alan 馃
That's a welcome back from me too.

Julian
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Thanks Julian. Only downside is. Its costing me a few Euros 馃槈
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