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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:58 pm

I bit the bullet and tried my hand at airbrushing, not as I have done before as a general covering, but tried to actually aim at just the window bars :cry: In a nutshell, it didn't work!
Airbrushing with that degree of accuracy is beyond me! So I caved in and just sprayed the whole window area. That's fine, it got onto all the inner edges and gave a good cover, the overspray was minimal, so the concrete panels will be hand painted over it.
So I have now glazed the windows, using "Glue n Glaze" (man that stuff sticks well!) and am now in the process of assembling the walls and making a 'lift shaft' at the back to hide the wires and resistors.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:28 pm

OOch - More of that 'Lecky' stuff !!
I'm beginning to believe I should have lived in the Horse & Cart age.
I think I could trim a wick and top bowls up with oil.
My son looks at a resistor and tells me what it is - I spend 20 minutes
trying to find a colours chart !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:50 pm

I learned the colour code in the grammar school electronics club!
Don't try to hoodwink me Dad-1! I was just reading back in your workbench thread about you fitting decoders and making welding light circuits! Accidentally (and very weirdly) by searching for "Dapol EK Lowmac" pictures? :lol:
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:35 am

Talking of long empty platforms, a current workbench project has drawn me into something that I am useless at in the real world, green fingers I have not!
But I am quite pleased with my results at gardening in miniature!

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These will be placed along the back platform under the station signs on the wall, alternating with bench seats.
The works painter will get shot! Blue! Blue! Did you run out out of Lumsdonia crimson? He was muttering something about "the world ain't plurple, there are other colours" as he was collecting his P45.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am

Having taken some rubbish video at the Wigan exhibition the other week, I decided to by a better camera, a superdooper DSLR :o
One of the cool features is stop motion, so as ever, game to try anything, have a peek at my first attempt!
It's set on part of a 600mm x 400mm diorama I am building (an exercise in testing out my scenery building skills) and is an ideal subject to practice my photography on.
The diorama is a windmill and barn that has been converted to holiday lets, set on a hill with a Styrofoam base that will eventually be incorporated into my layout.

It will feature a 3 motor driven working Windmill, 4 sets of independently controlled lights and realistic smoke!
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby End2end » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:00 am

Holy moly those are some HUGE layouts! :o

I think the stop motion videos will really bring cameos alive. :D
I enjoyed both. Thanks Timbersurf.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:10 pm

I went to the Wrexham Hobbies and Model Railway Show today. I took some video, so the layouts may well end up on Youtube, but as usual, it was a buying session. These days I don't tend to buy much at shows, I have enough rolling stock, so it is usually more the modelling side I pick up. This year I found a few bargains. Some coaches that are for a (secret) scratch build project, at £3 a pop and 120 metal wheels loose in a box for 30p each! :o

Result!!! :D

That means I think I now have enough wheels to electrically light my whole coach stock!
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Montfort » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:34 pm

Thanks for these two videos.
Back on the track !
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:06 pm

Sooner than I thought, here is the video Wrexham Hobbies and Model Railway Show
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Spoiler alert, just come back from Alsager exhibition, the video will come soon! :D
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 pm

Forgot to put the Link up! Doh! :roll: Alsager

Back in August, I started a diorama that will eventually become part of my layout, I will integrate it into a 'hole' in the baseboard scenery. It has been a great exercise in developing my skills, but it was actually kicked off by the idea for a Windmill scene and was developed for a competition on another forum, the remit was very simple, "two buildings that have been re-purposed". But as usual, I made it way more complicated by incorporating lighting, smoke and mechanical mechanisms (and new scenery techniques to me)! Needless to say, having made a rod for my own back, it has paid off, mainly because I have not only finished something, but also learned many new skills, that being now part of my repertoire, put me in good stead for the future layout build and as an unforeseen bonus, won me the competition!

I have made a separate thread that shows the complete build here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53750
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:33 pm

Added a Gradient Guide to my website, for quick referral when peeps ask about what gradient they should use!
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Just thought I'd let you know your gradient guide is a good 'Rule of Thumb'
Just like what will, & will not, go around 1st radius, the only way is to try first
before spending time and money on something that may not work.

Geoff T
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 pm

Thanks Geoff, always good to get some validation feedback that I am not writing complete tosh! :lol:
As said, there are no rules and no known definitive answers, all we can do, is give a guide to good practice (rule of thumb) and warnings of the pitfalls.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:34 pm

Not sure if I should start a separate thread for this, but I guess as it is a module for my layout, it should stay in here.

So, first of all, you need to understand my love of bridges, second the layout was always designed to be two levels to allow for as many bridge/tunnels as possible. Having seen many exhibition and Youtube examples of a layout section that is much lower than the main surface, I decided I should have one. It will be incorporated in the final design later (I will MAKE it fit! :o ) but at present. will be standalone.
It will consist of a sandstone cliff on the left, with a canal by its side at minus 300mm level, a road running parallel to it and a river slightly lower defining the bottom of the valley, with the opposite side of the valley being a gentle slope. Over these will be a road stone arched bridge (completely scratch built) at a minus 200mm level, emanating from a tunnel in the cliff, then winding up the slope back up to board level (0mm) on the right.
A modified bow steel bridge (half kit half scratch) will cross at board level from the cliff edge to midway and a further two sets of lower arch steel bridges will span the other half to meet the right board. A completely bespoke scratch build 'Cable-stayed' bridge will span the two boards with a small overlap at each end, at a 100mm level and will be 1,200mm long! (yes, 4 feet long!)

This may take some time :lol:
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