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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:36 pm

Right up there with their aircraft carrier and various submarines.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:22 pm

Baghdad – Mossul railway:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:30 pm

At least it doesn't destroy it's own track in getting to point B. (Stoopidz fucking Rooskies)

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:33 pm

Witness wrote:Baghdad – Mossul railway:
What's with the odd "glow" around the train in the photo?

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:38 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Witness wrote:Baghdad – Mossul railway:
What's with the odd "glow" around the train in the photo?
That picture is from a time when cutting objects out was done by hand, on a print. (I'm spoiling you… :mrgreen: )

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 pm

Witness wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Witness wrote:Baghdad – Mossul railway:
What's with the odd "glow" around the train in the photo?
That picture is from a time when cutting objects out was done by hand, on a print. (I'm spoiling you… :mrgreen: )
Still doesn't really explain it IMO but I will "pay" you back for spoiling me with a moving picture link of the production of those locomotives


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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:04 am

Grammatron wrote:
Witness wrote:Baghdad – Mossul railway:
What's with the odd "glow" around the train in the photo?
Shockwaves from breaking the sound barrier.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 am

Witness wrote:Baghdad – Mossul railway:

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Streamlining very like the 20th Century Limited (Chicago-New York).

It looks like what you expect a steam locomotive to look like without the cowling (which comes off for maintenance).
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:32 am

Grammatron wrote:Still doesn't really explain it IMO
Well, you should know.

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:mrgreen:

Simply imagine erasing the background on a print with white paint, akin to Tip-Ex, then rephotographing the result. (Variant: cut out with scissors, paste on a different background, smooth transition with ink or soft pencil.)
For the modern way, 250+ Photoshop tutorials on YT, just search for "remove background" or "cut out object".

Thanks for the link, I'll watch later. :)

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 am

They must have wanted to isolate that locomotive in the photo and literally painted out everything else. Amateur work.
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Post by Grammatron » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:06 pm

Pyrrho wrote:They must have wanted to isolate that locomotive in the photo and literally painted out everything else. Amateur work.
For some reason I did not think shitty job was a possibility, which means Witness was right after all.

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Post by Witness » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 am

↑ Man of little faith! :roll:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:13 am

But how come they didn't use clean coal?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am

If that's the Baghdad/Mosul line, very likely they are burning oil.

Or "bunker C" to be precise. Most associated with steamships of that era.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:If that's the Baghdad/Mosul line, very likely they are burning oil.

Or "bunker C" to be precise. Most associated with steamships of that era.
Still commonly used in shipping.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm

Witness wrote:↑ Man of little faith! :roll:
I left all my faith in my other pants

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Post by Witness » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:02 am

Some more clean coal steam?

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:07 am

One on the left, a greenie. On the right, a climate change denier.

Looks like we're about to have an epic collision too as the tracks appear to be converging.
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Post by ed » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:37 am

I think that they would retouch the negative rather than the print. With a brush and some sort of paint. That is how they got rid of all evidence of trilobites in zoo pictures. There were many exhibits featuring trilobites but they have been expunged from the human record.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:39 pm

sparks wrote:One on the left, a greenie. On the right, a climate change denier.

Looks like we're about to have an epic collision too as the tracks appear to be converging.
Actually it's the one on the left, idling.

From the angle of convergence I'm guessing a turntable is just off to the left.
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