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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2015, 10:55:12 pm »
Jordash, pretty good modeling there.
RossE, good taste in music in your posting.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2015, 03:20:04 pm »
So it's been a little while since the last post, here's why:

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I've really enjoyed building this Scalescenes kit, but you have to be patient and remain calm, some of the pieces are small!

I've also built my MERG CBUS command station and still have the handset to do.

The class 22 and milk wagons finally turned up (had the give dapol a nudge in the end).

Looks great and eventually ran in fine, although was a little reluctant to start with.

Need to crack on and finish off the cargo ship. Seriously considering not using any of the Metcalfe kits I started with I feel they end up compromising the layout too much. Definitely think I'm going to change the station, not sure about the brewery yet and I don't think the terrace shops fit anywhere. They won't get wasted, but may be stored for use on a later module/extension.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2015, 10:32:01 am »
In a moment of madness I decided to try and add actual side lights to the ship. So I dug out a dead transformer cut out some short lengths of enamel coated wire (not sure on gauge but its prob around 36awg). Found some 0603 leds that I got from eBay to experiment with and had a go. With a little help from YouTube here is one finished light:

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And here it is in place with a test voltage across it:

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Chuffed with how well it works, just need to make sure the wires are hidden on the finished vessel and I'll need to make sure there is some simple wiring in the hull that will allow for a single pluggable connection on the layout.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2015, 11:34:51 am »
That's going to look pretty good :thumbsup:
Maybe a piece of pluggable choc block is all that's needed for the connection :hmmm:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2015, 05:27:32 pm »
If you are looking at connecting the boat temporarily then as said some of the choc block plug or I have used things like crimp connectors or another possibility is something like a headphone jack or even like a DC jack which come in various sizes and can then be passed through a hole in the baseboard to be plugged in. Plenty of options out there just suppose it depends on space you have to play with. There are also sockets which you could incorporate into the board which will partly hold the boat in place and connect immediately on placing the boat on the board similar to some of the options available for signal lights etc
« Last Edit: May 03, 2015, 05:30:12 pm by Vonk »
My layout thread - Blackstone

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2015, 05:31:42 pm »
Thanks for the ideas so far. I haven't decided if this will be permanent or not, I think it probably will be. I do need to make sure I've got enough juice in the control system, as I would probably have these lights controlled by the CBUS system and the output on the accessory board has a limited current output. I'm pretty sure 3 leds will be fine, but I need to check it out before I connect it all up.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2015, 09:56:04 pm »
Just a quick update on the scalescenes cargo ship:

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There is still plenty of detail to add, but it's really starting to take shape now. Really chuffed for my first proper attempt at a scalescenes type model.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2015, 10:12:25 pm »
It does look very good :thumbsup:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2015, 11:28:28 pm »
I've seen that ship advertised, but this is the first model I've seen. Most impressive, pity my layout is 40 miles inland.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2015, 04:25:15 pm »
I realise this is a model railway forum, but all I seem to be posting up is photos of ships! Well here's some more:

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So this is now the main modelling done. Now I just need to add the details, this could take a while!

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2015, 02:43:21 pm »
The boat really looks good I will look forward to seeing it in place once it's complete.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2015, 09:07:06 pm »
I've not had a lot of spare time for the layout but I've got a few bits of detail done on the cargo ship. I'll let you guys work out what they are:

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Also recently I've been looking around at other ideas. I'm now considering adding a curved background, to avoid inside corners. I'll try it out and see how it goes.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2015, 07:33:32 am »
I've been away for most of the long weekend, so didn't get much modelling done, but did finish the 'standard' parts of the cargo ship. I still want to add some masts with lights (wiring them is going to be very difficult now that the model is built). This can now be placed roughly in position and shows that I probably want to take a slightly bigger cut out for the quay:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #58 on: May 28, 2015, 08:55:14 am »
I think you will need a lot of the cheap figures to fill that ship with illegal immigrants,
But to be serious that's a fantastic model well done.
Bob

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2015, 06:43:13 pm »
We'll I am officially chuffed (pun intended). Other than some handrailing (which I've got in the post) the cargo ship is now done. It's taken quite a bit of time and was far a pretty big leap into the world of cardboard modelling, but I've really enjoyed it. Today I finished adding the masts with associated lights. There was some very tiny soldering and I'm not 100% pleased with how I finished it, but it looks fine, so I'm happy.

I'm away with work now for a week, but look forward to doing some work on the actual quayside when I get back. Anyway here are a few photos:

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