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Offline longbridge

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 09:28:36 pm »
I think your scenery and the method used are A1, it looks great  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2012, 05:12:36 pm »
As promised here is a wiring question.
Bear with me as this is my first time putting together anything other than a pre-packed oval!

So my theory is that one rail is positive and the other negative.
Therefore the motor in the loco bridges the two.

With this in mind I think that I would need to wire my layout as below.



Not sure if I would need the insulating connectors between the 2 lines (orange and green) as assuming the points are in the correct position polarity would be correct across both and I only intend to run one loco.

Hopefully the diagram is self explanatory, any feedback would be very much appreciated (new soldering iron arrived today)!!

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2012, 05:58:11 pm »
It looks like you've achieved very convincing-looking results with your scenic modelling - looking forward to seeing it painted!
I'm new to scenery modelling and so far have been experimenting polystyrene foam covered with Polyfilla, but after seeing what you've done I might give the plaster/bandage/newspaper method a go before I decide which method/material to use on my layout.

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 07:30:53 pm »
Darren as you are using insulfrog points the 2 feeds you are showing is all you require, if you are only going to run 1 loco at a time and it is DC. If you plan on parking loco's you will have to watch how you set the points as you will be using them for switching feeds to the relevant siding's.

Tony

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2012, 08:34:01 pm »
It looks like you've achieved very convincing-looking results with your scenic modelling - looking forward to seeing it painted!
I'm new to scenery modelling and so far have been experimenting polystyrene foam covered with Polyfilla, but after seeing what you've done I might give the plaster/bandage/newspaper method a go before I decide which method/material to use on my layout.


Thanks, I must admit I have not tried any other methods. I tried this method out first as it is very cheap so had the least too loose if it went wrong.
Found it very easy all round and also very easy to correct any mistakes.

I got the supplies from here - http://www.craftmill.co.uk/casting-moulding-products/modroc-plaster-bandage

Darren as you are using insulfrog points the 2 feeds you are showing is all you require, if you are only going to run 1 loco at a time and it is DC. If you plan on parking loco's you will have to watch how you set the points as you will be using them for switching feeds to the relevant siding's.

Tony


Thanks Tony - nice to get a theory confirmed. Just the one DC loco so yay I can get the soldering iron out.

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2012, 06:28:45 pm »
Manages to get quite a bit done this weekend.

Sprayed the whole layout with a 'stone effect' textured paint.
Pinned the track down, with the exception of 3 pieces as I am waiting for some insulating connectors and power clips.

Once this was done I ballasted the track and added a single shade of scatter.
The look is very block coloured at the minute but I am going to start adding different shades and textures next to further add detail.

Had a slight issue where I used far to much PVA and the colour from the ballast bled into the green scatter to turn it blue, once its all dry I will cover this up - serves me right for being inpatient.

Speaking of which I couldn't wait and had to add in a tree I got as a sample!















Overall though very happy so far, thanks for looking.

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 06:40:43 pm »
Lovely job Darren  :thumbsup:. Thanks for the  :camera:

Marty

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2012, 07:13:22 pm »
Looking good   :greatpicturessign:
Is féidir tú a choinneáil ar eascainí an madra nó is féidir a lasadh coinneal duit

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2012, 07:30:10 pm »
Good work, Darren :thumbsup:

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2012, 08:01:43 pm »
Nice one Darren
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2012, 08:32:45 pm »
Looking very good, my only tip is vary the scatter colour. Nice Ballast though ;)

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2012, 08:55:15 pm »
Looking very good, my only tip is vary the scatter colour. Nice Ballast though ;)

Thanks swisstony, loving the name!

I will be adding different colour over the next few days - the green pictured is just the base layer.

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2012, 09:53:57 pm »
Made a start on some detailing tonight.

I used a couple more shades of scatter and built up some bushes / undergrowth with what I believe is called 'flock foliage'
Not really sure if this its intended purpose but thought I would give it a try.

As always a load of pictures below, would be great to get some opinions good or bad.

Everything is still drying but you get the general idea.








I am going for a very overgrown theme and this is my personal favourite picture so far








Would normally have deleted this one as the background is cluttered but really liked the picture



As always thanks for looking

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 01:03:30 pm »
Looking good , and if you call the background in the 5th picture cluttered you must never look at any of my stuff.  :laugh:
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: 1st Layout - Landscaping
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2012, 01:46:02 pm »
Looking Good :thumbsup: :envy:
Modelling stupid small scale using T gauge track and IDl induction track. Still have  N gauge but not the space( Japanese Trams) Excuse spelling errors please, posting on mobile phone

 

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