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by heda
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

A little bit more detail added, modelling time over the past few days has been people painting, one of the jobs I find fiddly and tedious, luckily Mrs. H did a lot of them. The next job will be to stick them to the board which should bring what at the moment is a ghost town square to life. Dave http...
by heda
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft
Replies: 170
Views: 11757

Re: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft

I like that supermarket, the small changes can make a big difference
Dave
by heda
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Zebra crossing location
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: Zebra crossing location

Not A or E as to close to the junction.
So my first choice is B as it is but if you are planning to put a row of shops along the road maybe C or D. My thinking is where and why would people want to cross, to get to or from a bus stop or station to the shops or church maybe.
Dave
by heda
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

The area selling Christmas trees has had some snow and trees added, The white streak on the side of the barn was a slip of the paintbrush, I didn't notice it until it was dry so it's going to be snow that fell off the roof. At the back a ten ft snowman, I wasn't to sure about it but the boss likes i...
by heda
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

Thank you again for the kind comment, they are appreciated. The village square is pretty much finished, I just need to add figures and some small details. The next section is the Christmas tree sales, I couldn't find a suitable shed/barn so made one up out using mounting card covered with slaters st...
by heda
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

Let there be light The old Airfix buildings are cheap and cheerful, I've picked up a couple of small job lots on Ebay and the cost of each building works out at around £2 - £3. There nowhere near as good as the buildings the Linka boys make but with a bit of work can be acceptable. The town hall has...
by heda
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Five pin plug and socket required.
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Five pin plug and socket required.

A couple of prewired alternatives Dave https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Male-to-Female-Connector-2pin-3-4-5-Pin-Plug-With150mm-long-wire-each-leg-Pk-3/262782027253?hash=item3d2f0785f5:g:NzoAAOSwa1ZcIgI~ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-3-4-5-6Pin-XH2-54mm-Connector-Plug-Cable-Wire-Socket-Terminal-Male-or-Fema...
by heda
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

The station building and fencing are in place, the town hall is about ready to be stuck down and the sparkies are booked in for the end of the week. The fence was something I had laying around in the odds and ends box, it suited perfectly as it is old and discoloured so the white paint on the top ac...
by heda
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

Let it snow The shops are fixed in place and some snow added around the edges. The station building and town hall still need to be completed and stuck down then the electricians can connect up the lighting, Dave https://i.ibb.co/vL7md6G/015.jpg https://i.ibb.co/2dVhgN4/016.jpg https://i.ibb.co/nCF4q...
by heda
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

Thank you gents. The village square is pretty much how I planned it to be, the old (and very cheap) Airfix buildings are perfect, it took a while to find something that would suit as a town hall then the Hornby town bank which I had never seen before came up on Ebay, exactly what I was looking for. ...
by heda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 936
Views: 98058

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

My wife suffered with vertigo a year or two ago, went to the doctor who explained that there are crystals in your inner ear that control your balance, they can move out of position (or something like that) which gives you the vertigo. A couple of sessions of moving the head in certain positions put ...
by heda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

The track is down and ballasted, with such a small section it was a nice easy job. Before sticking it down I gave the sleepers a light coat of white acrylic, The whole trackbed will be treated to the same in a couple of days when the pva has had time to dry properly. Once that's done it should start...
by heda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another small shunting layout
Replies: 25
Views: 757

Re: Another small shunting layout

That looks good to me.
You could always print off some more trees, cut them out and stick them to the backscene for a little more depth.
Dave
by heda
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

I've being renovating old buildings for the village square, there all Airfix except the L shaped one on the right which is a Hornby Town Bank, all picked up in various states of disrepair on Ebay. With a little bit of work and a lick of paint they don't look to bad. A bit more work to do on them but...
by heda
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Christmas end to end
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: A Christmas end to end

Yes the modern fires are very realistic, sometimes on a dark evening we put it on, without the heat and just looking at it actually makes you feel warmer and cosy. More progress, it's taking shape quite quickly, partly because it's a pretty basic layout but also because even though Christmas is a wa...

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