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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2017 02:58 pm
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Hi Herb,

I probably should have, but I got at bit over-enthusiastic in gluing down the wooden ones!

Ah well, you live and learn. :)



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Well... it's been a while, but I've not been idle.


Trackwork is done done.
I've soldered the power droppers to 2 of the boards, and set up a bus wire along them.
However, Ford has taken the board that will house the sector plate away to build and fit that,
and he's also working on building some servo-actuated switch machines for us.
As such, the rest of the wiring will have to wait until the layout is back together.


I've also made a start on the scenics,
and have used lightweight filler to build up the ground contours a couple of the boards.
Two down, one to go.
The filler has been painted and the ground cover has been started on one of them:





Structures have been started and the majority of them are in a state of the basic walls being complete,
I just need to get some wooden beams that I can use to brace the corners before I build them up,
but I need to wait until payday for that.


I have, however, been working on one of the buildings that will hide the sector plate from view,
a mixed media version of the Clevermodels music store.
I wanted to ensure that - in O scale - any part of the kits that should be wood are made from actual wood.
I figured this would add to the overall look of the layout.


So here's the version of the kit I built in HO scale:





Whereas here is the progress so far on the O scale version:



















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 Posted: Wed Feb 21st, 2018 03:38 pm
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One board, at least, will be completed scenically before Mansfield show. :)





Loads of time left! :D




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Wow, that structure is well done but the footprint is TINY. I don't think you could get 3 people in the bottom floor with the door closed.




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Pretty much. But that's the charm of the kit. :D



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Compared to some flats in London ...

... it looks like 'Wrigley Field' to me ! ;)



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AWESOME look to your trackwork Dan ! :thumb:

It's all coming on a treat. :cool:



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Cheers Si,

I've been working from a load of reference photographs taken from RRPictureArchives, taken in and around Savannah.

Lots of examples of different kinds of ground cover in Georgia. :D




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What a difference a day makes.
Ford stopped by with the current progress on the traversor.
This very clever beast is controlled by a simple IR remote from an old CD player.





He also returned the sector plate board so I can work on wiring it up.
As such, I took the opportunity to mock up the sector plate.





Finally, I spent some time working on structures for the end board, which is the one that will connect to the traversor.
It's really coming together now. :)





























More to come tomorrow, with any luck.




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Hi Daniel :wave:



Looks like that last batch of photos ...

... were taken from a Soviet spy-satellite ! :shocked:



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Hi Si,

Sorry about that, I posted them from my mobile, and the Flickr app is an absolute joke.

Fixed 'em for you! :D



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