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Old 11-13-2006, 03:12 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Train coming around curve

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandy_dancer has a nice little article on it... as far as the gandy company.. according to there research they couldn't find no company with that name.... so one of histories mysteries..

and the gandy is still in use!!... they don't use it for putting in rail lines or very much like before..... but when there repairing a segment like replacing wood tie or new brackets and such.. they use it... I got that from a piece on discovery... smiling...!!
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Very incisive reply.

Actually I knew the answer, and just wanted to see how many here did.

A singer by the name of Frankie Laine, years ago, had a hit recording called "The Gandy Dancers Ball." That's where I first became familiar with the term.

The generally accepted origin of the term came from the tool which was manufactured by the Gandy Tool Co.of Chicago. The "dancer" part, from the rhythm of the team of men pulling together to move the rails in place. Machines have long since taken over their jobs.

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Old 11-13-2006, 03:58 PM
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Thanks Steve and Jerryb something else i have learnt to day, quite interesting

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Old 11-13-2006, 04:00 PM
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hi,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandy_dancer has a nice little article on it... as far as the gandy company.. according to there research they couldn't find no company with that name.... so one of histories mysteries..

and the gandy is still in use!!... they don't use it for putting in rail lines or very much like before..... but when there repairing a segment like replacing wood tie or new brackets and such.. they use it... I got that from a piece on discovery... smiling...!!
Did see the article to which you refer. Seems to be a lot of controversy regarding the Gandy Co., but a lot of people writing about railroading mention this company. Too bad no one can find if it really existed. Coud be the company name was not Gandy, but did make the Gandy tool.

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Old 11-13-2006, 04:03 PM
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nice post Steve not sure of the texture though

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I know...I know...you expected a flowered texture.

I could have found a better one probably, but I thought a rough texture for a rough subject might work.

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Old 11-13-2006, 04:41 PM
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Thank you, Palms. :-)
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:27 PM
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:02 PM
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Hi Danny and group havent been around anywhere much lately but couldnt resist this, thanks Bill great shot thought id do a pencil sketch impressionist of course..................
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:36 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Train coming around curve

Interesting history on "gandy dancer." Well done.

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I really like this pic. It's fun going back to see an interpretation you did a while back and compare how you did it "then" to "this time":
* A copy of the Background was simplified using Buzz Simplifier 2
* Akvis > sketch was applied to get the edges
* I stole Swampy's idea and replaced the blah sky with something more interesting (Google Images search)
* Impressionist plugin for the color strokes
* Hue/Saturation and Selective Color adjustment layers for some color variation
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:31 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Train coming around curve

"Take the Midnight Express to Istanbul!" ;-)
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:02 PM
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"Take the Midnight Express to Istanbul!" ;-)
Great colors and concept.

Think I'd rather be on the Midnight Express "out of" Istanbul, myself.

Welcome to RetouchPRO... keep the creativity coming.
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