Micro layout in O-16.5

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:36 pm

Thanks again for all your comments :D.

The main body of water was done using Woodland Scenics 'Scenic Glue' - and then the waves and ripples were added with Woodland Scenics 'Water Effects'. TBH I didn't actually buy the 'Scenic Glue' (the eBay supplier I ordered the 'Water Effects' from sent it to me initially by mistake, and said not to bother returning it when they sent me the right product :lol:). But I'm glad I had it, as my regular PVA does not dry clear when laid on thickly!

And yes Mountain, I think you are right about the turbulent water downstream of the rocks - I shouldn't really have done that :oops: - but I'm not going to change it now, and I think it adds to the general feel of movement!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:28 pm

Many of us are enjoying your skills with the water!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Chops » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:38 am

A masterpiece of creepology. Opened a cold bottle of water, leaned back in the chair, and enjoyed the slo-mo ballet. The charm is in the details and personages: a coal scuttle, brass door handles, a bicycle, a guard enjoying the ride from the guard van. A magnificent picture in motion that raises the bar, greatly.
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Lachute » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:05 pm

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:10 pm

Many thanks indeed :D
BTW, Lachute, do you also go by the name of Chris Bergerac and others on another forum?

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Lachute » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:11 pm

Who's that guy ? Only God knows... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:04 am

... and I follow this one too.
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm

Now I'm getting back into some modelling, I thought I'd try some bulrushes :D

I used this long 'grass' I bought cheaply on eBay:
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Which I glued to one side of my little river in clumps - seen here with some paint pots preventing the clumps from falling over:
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I opted for tall rushes reasoning I could always trim them later if I decide they are too tall:
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I think it's fairly obvious what they are meant to be - though the ducks don't seem too impressed, prefering the other side of the river where the water flows faster . . . :D

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:57 pm

To complete this 'side' of my layout, a lot of shrubbery was required. Hence two more batches were constructed using my usual technique of wire 'mini-tree' armatures covered in postiche and foliage. These can then be 'planted' (using the 'trunk' which is then invisible) and the wires bent into shape slightly to mould the bush to the required shape in-situ. Here is the first batch with glue drying:
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Lots of these bushes were then planted on either side of the little stream as it flows down from the backscene in a deep narrow valley. The upper slopes on the right were left as bare grass to merge in better with the hills on the backscene. Finally the two fir trees (from my workbench thread) were also planted.

The following photos show the result :D
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby whynot » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:18 pm

Simply outstanding scenics. As good as it gets!
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Stainsacre » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:04 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote: I thought I'd try some bulrushes :D

I used this long 'grass' I bought cheaply on eBay:


It’s come out rather well 8)

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:36 pm

I thought I'd post the 'evening' shots (from my workbench thread) of Bychan station here:
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Daniel » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:44 pm

That scene and both photos are beautiful.
Very clever use of the lighting.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Chops » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:53 am

The seagulls are a masterpiece.
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:13 pm

Thanks for comments :D

Now that the circuit board and software for my arduino project are complete (see my workbench thread), it's time to install it on the layout.

First up was a little panel to accept a 9v supply, with led to confirm power is present:
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Power from there was routed to my arduino board (with circuit on piggy-back 'shield' board) installed under the baseboard on short brass standoffs which have been simply screwed into small holes in the MDF:
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The white/green wires from the screw terminals were connected to my lights and a quick test to check I can turn them on/off from my phone app:
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Next up will be the first servo, to switch this point on the as-yet undeveloped side of my little layout 8)
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