Lordsbridge MK3 a new beginning

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ChrisWV10
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby ChrisWV10 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:49 pm

Thanks for the answers Darren. I'll have one of these on standby just in case .... http://www.ehattons.com/StockDetail.aspx?SID=26095 :D

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:59 pm

hmm i'd feel better with this one on stand by :D

http://www.ehattons.com/StockDetail.aspx?SID=25957

cheers

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Zanziba » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:31 am

I like the lit up house... another idea that I may think of putting on mine! What lights are you using?

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:43 am

the lights are from the hornby skaledale range.

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Zanziba » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:07 am

Ah, proper lighting. I was hoping you'd fathomed a budget idea LOL.

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:12 pm

ah sorry to disappoint but i'm no good with electrics so good old hornby made it easy for me lol

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:57 pm

well i'm off work for the next two weeks so i hope to put some time into installing more lights to the layout, after my effort today the station has its lighting fitted with one in the waiting room, booking hall, signal box and waiting shelter, i''ve also added a light to the goods shed and to the church.

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only small problem i have is at the moment too much light seeps out under the church and ruins the effect a light so i'm open to suggeustions on how to fix the problem? i did think about adding a small amount of weeds around the bottom.

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Lewis Nash
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Lewis Nash » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi bizzy

about the problem with the church,glue some woodland scenics clump foliage or similar scenic material around the base of the church with PVA glue,so then it looks like bushes growing at the base of the church and the light wont seep through :wink:

also this 'plants' the building and blends it into the scenery :)


hope this helps,

Lewis :wink:
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby ste234 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:51 pm

Hi Darren,
IMO the church lights are a bit too bright, for a church :wink:
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:25 pm

cheers for the comments guys, and ste i thought the same i was thinki of colouring the windows to give them a stained glass effect as i think that would improve the look

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:09 am

update time :D

spent this morning finishing off the station just added some seats, a phone box and added station name boards on the fencing all i need now is some people to populate it.

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aslo tried adding some plant growth up the side of one of the railway cottages, what you guys think?

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also spent some time playing er i mean testing trains :D

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now just need to add some additional lights to the rest of the bulidings, also i'm thinking about expanding my loco fleet, been looking at the bachmann n class in southern livery but i'm still open to suggestions?

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:17 am

been having a good hard look at the layout recently and i've gone off the idea of having a school on the layout, so it has been removed which has left me with this space.

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before i do anymore work to it i need to get rid of the old glue but you get the idea of the size space, i've got one or two ideas about what i'd like to put in there, but i thought i'd ask for a little input for you guys so what you think i should put there?

also the residents of lordsbridge where worried by the disappearance of the school especial when they saw this :lol:

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any way look forward to your sugguestions

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Darren

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby Lewis Nash » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:02 pm

Nice to see a school demolished :twisted:

one of the new metcalfe semi houses would look okay in the space :)

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:16 pm

thanx for the comments lewis but i wnet for something a little different, after seeing black marlins alloments on his thread the other day i got slightly envious so i set about getting some flowers on Lordsbridge and what a perfect time to try it when i was adding the villages new fire station.

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have to say that to date this is my best attempt at making a ready made structure look like it's in a natural setting, still got a few bits to tinker with like adding the buildings lighting and putting some road markings down, i've also been thinking of adding a small police station just to the right of the fire station.

right i'm off to plant some more of these flowers,

enjoy

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby ChrisWV10 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:49 pm

ooh, like the fire station! Is it lyddle end? I must confess when you said you didn't want the school I thought you mean the train not the building :oops:

The lighting looks really effective too. So much so that I've 'borrowed' that idea and got myself some of the skaledale lighting as well. :mrgreen: Going to try it on my n layout as I've got a dc controller on that to connect it to.

As for fleet expansion... how about an M7? Hattons have the early BR black for £64 dcc fitted (or £89 for southern malachite green and £112 :shock: for olive green ) I like the malachite but not sure if it's worth 25 quid more than a black one :?


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