first stage of my layout complete

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QABBIS
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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby QABBIS » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:41 pm

Thanks for the comment. Whatever it takes, time is what it really takes. All I did this weekend was cut the patterns and laid down tbe road. Had some time on my hands. This little job took around 10 hours. Unbelievable when you really think about it.

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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby QABBIS » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:08 am

Started work on the right hand farming area drop down panel and it turned into a recycling exercise. The paths are real soil mixed with matt transperent lacquer. The bushes and fruit are foam. The ploughed field is corrugated carton painted brown and the hay fibres are the bristles of a coconut fibre broom. The windmill I bought on ebay in pieces and with a blown motor. Put it all together and there it is.

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This is the drop down panel in it's place and a small clip of the windmill working

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skyblue
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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby skyblue » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:18 am

Excellent - the fields look really realistic.

QABBIS
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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby QABBIS » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:28 pm

Thanks. Much appreciated.

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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby QABBIS » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:41 am

Hi
started planning the area left of the farm. This has to be a removable panel. Baseboard here is reinforced to take my weight. Due to lack of planning the ceiling lights I left in the middle of the room and this is the only area I can access. Also standing on this area I can reach the bridge between the mountains.

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So first step is to cut a piece of hard plastic sheeting which we be the base. I have distributed all the builings so I can plan the positions of all the lights. This photo will also help as when I cover the area with paving all the markings will disappear.

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The panel needs to remain flat on the baseboard and easily removed. This presents a challenge in that I must have only 1 hole and loom going down through tne baseboard. Therefore the underside needs to be grooved to allow all the wiring to lie flat.

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And finally the top part is covered with paving sheets.

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Next step now is to attach all the lights.

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js1975
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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby js1975 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:49 am

Epic.

That's all I can say about this.

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Re: first stage of my layout complete

Postby QABBIS » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:35 pm

At least the effort is. Cheers. :D


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