Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream:

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What do you think of the above row boats and scene?

This is the place to share your boats on the water and comment on them. Arnold

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Nicely crafted scene Arnold!  The trees  and brush in forground with the slightly distant forest  background project a convincing  aura of the row boaters rowing thru dense wilderness. 

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

"Rowing on the lake."  First photo demonstrates forced perspective with larger boat in foreground and canoes on water in background.  The rest of the photos show the canoes from various camera angles. Thanks for starting this thread Arnold!  You have inspired me to go back and touch up my lake scene. IMG_0172IMG_0594IMG_0044IMG_0051IMG_0100IMG_0865

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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"Rowing on the lake."  First photo demonstrates forced perspective with larger boat in foreground and canoes on water in background.  The rest of the photos show the canoes from various camera angles. Thanks for starting this thread Arnold!  You have inspired me to go back and touch up my lake scene. IMG_0172IMG_0594IMG_0044IMG_0051IMG_0100IMG_0865

Glorious. Patrick!

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream:

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What do you think of the above row boats and scene?

This is the place to share your boats on the water and comment on them. Arnold

Now I'll tell you the rest of the story about the above scene, which relates to Patrick's reply.

I Googled O Scale row boats about 1 week to 10 days ago, and found the above 3 rowboats with oars and figures for a very reasonable price on E Bay. But the E Bay listing didn't specifically say the particular scale or size of the rowboats.

I took a chance hoping they were in the O Scale ballpark.

They arrived in a tiny package about 2 inches long and each rowboat is about three quarters of an inch long. They are probably N Scale size.

I was initially disappointed, but knew that the only hope to make it work would be to position them deep into the layout, away from the viewer. I did so, and I think they look fine.

I will be on the hunt for more rowboats in HO and O Scale to put in the middle and front of the layout, to maximize the forced perspective impact. Arnold

 

 

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WBG PETE, I'm so glad you posted in this thread, as any time I have ever seen shots of your layout, they have been marvelous and inspirational to me, just like this one.

Respect and a hearty cheer,

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

coach joe posted:

Arnold, good use of forced perspective with the row boats.  Are those fishing boats models od souvenir boats from nautical type locales that you have added extra details to?

I bought a couple of the fishing boats at the Big E in January. I bought the others many years ago, probably at train shows. All modeling on them was done by others.

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Great topic as usual Arnold.  Can't wait to the see the images that are posted.

Kevin, since you have expressed an interest in seeing more Boats on the Water images, I am delighted to share more of mine.

Here is a close up of my tiny rowboats with rowers and oars that I recently bought on E Bay for about $15 including shipping:

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As mentioned before, although I was disappointed that they are much smaller than O Scale, I am now pleased with them placed deep in my layout providing forced perspective.

IMO, they are attractive and very nicely made. I am drawn more and more to having simple pastoral scenes on my layout like this.  Arnold

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The next close up is the boat that I bought at the Big E from a very good modeler, who had a lot of models of boats in different scales for sale. I forget the price, but remember it was the least expensive one he had, it was at the end of the show, I complimented him for his modeling skills, and then he reduced his price by 20% without me even asking. That  sealed the deal for me. I think its HO scale.

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It has nice details including a little fisherman with a red shirt or jacket that you can see if you look closely. Something you can't see is that it has a lobster cage on the deck. Arnold

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Kevin, these photos complete my Boats in the Water images.

I bought these many years ago at train shows, probably the Westchester Toy and Train Show in White Plains, NY, shortly before Christmas:

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These boats have sentimental value because when my 30 year old son was a little boy, he liked them. Arnold

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Kevin, these photos complete my Boats in the Water images.

I bought these many years ago at train shows, probably the Westchester Toy and Train Show in White Plains, NY, shortly before Christmas:

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These boats have sentimental value because when my 30 year old son was a little boy, he liked them. Arnold

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