My 6x4 layout, Sumware

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GeoFF03
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby GeoFF03 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:58 pm

Detail work progresses slowly. The Sumware highways dept. have been busy with white lining and sign posting:

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Plus there was a new arrival to the fleet, though it is rather later than the time frame I was aiming for (must have arrived by Tardis :D )

The Bachmann Collectors Club limited Class 37/4 "Caerphilly Castle/Castell Caerffili"
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Here's a video showing her in action. Its not exactly Speilberg, it was more of a test of my new video camera and to try some editing.
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby kevin » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:11 pm

Hi GeoFF03

very nice. i like your street scene...great modeling Geoff.

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby GeoFF03 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:08 pm

Its been awhile since I last posted an update. Real life, 1/1 DIY and a recurance of back trouble had limited me to layout operations only. However, I've now begun work on lighting the rest of the layout. here are some photos of the initial tests. I've still to wire permant power feeds.

Sumware station at night.
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Two shots of Little Sumware.
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The same shot as above, but with a different camera setting.
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The previous ones were with a night/portrait setting I'd not tried before.

I still have the yard and a couple of urban areas still to do.

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby frolly » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:28 pm

fantastic night time shots

looking good all round

keep up th great work :)
Frolly from Derby

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby sanctuary » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:01 pm

It's looking great, I'd missed the video last time I called here (to busy taking the pictures for NRM VE16 :lol: ) loved it, it's left me wondering, have you reached that point we all come to, "should I make the layout Bigger" :lol:
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby GeoFF03 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:41 am

it's left me wondering, have you reached that point we all come to, "should I make the layout Bigger"


Well, who wouldn't want a larger layout, whatever the size of their current one is? In my case its simply not practical. The spare bedroom where its located is not very large, and it takes up the lions share of the space as it is. I don't particularly fancy a loft layout (too cold/hot and the chimney and water tank position in relation to the hatch would make access a problem). Anyway I like the ability to just go and have an operating session without any fuss, so it looks as though I'll have to settle for the current size, unless I switch to N gauge (I am gathering items for a proposed N layout but again its relativly small so it can live under the 00 layout when not in use, check the trackplan via my signature links).
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby GeoFF03 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:30 pm

Not an update, and I've posted these two photos on one of the gereral boards, but I thought I'd repost as its not often that Sumware gets a "royal" visit.

My first ever loco, the Princess Royal from Triang.

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and some of her original entourage.
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Its a pity she dosn't like the modern track, as she rarely sees the light of day these days even though she's still a runner.


Well just a small update:

And the Maker said "Let there be light" and there was light all across the yard. When He saw the light He said "Thank God that worked, my backs killing me after crawling around under that baseboard!" :D

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby mattmay05 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:36 am

Nice! I know how your back feels! As ive been doing the same thing but with point motors lol

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby bsa77 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:48 am

Ditto adding all the feeds for DCC! Looks great!

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby GeoFF03 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:58 pm

Ok, here's two final night shots which show the full lighting effect.

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I may have to install a seperate power source, rather than using the DC output on my HM2000 controller. Every time the points change, the lights flicker.

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby Infrontcat » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:22 pm

Hi Geoff

Two quick points mate: 1) I am ever so impressed with the atmosphere with which your layout verily overflows in those night shot: they are simply lovely and 2) I agree that you would be better off with a stand-alone power source for the lights with a simple on-off switch.

I'm not quite sure what it is that I find so particulary mesmeric about the photos but I think it has something to do with the strong shadows the lights throw out. Well done fella

Tim
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby GeoFF03 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:57 pm

Not much happening on the construction front, but Sumware does have a new additions to the stock fleet, a 76000 2-6-0 Standard 4 (Bachmann), plus a couple more ex-LMS coaches from Hornby

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No more albino livestock awating shippment
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And a couple of new general shots
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby m.levin » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:35 pm

Great stuff, plenty of atmosphere. I have a very small addition to lights and a layout with them gets me all tingly inside. :D

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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby sanctuary » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:51 pm

Excellent pictures with great details, just how I like them :lol:
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Re: My layout, Sumware

Postby barks » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:29 pm

hi,

fantastic, especially the night shots. although if you paint the back of the bulbs close to the back scene it will light the road and darken the buildings giving it much more depth as if the light is only reaching accross the road. just trying to help a little please dont take it as a critisism as i think its fantastic.

regards

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