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Author Topic: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout  (Read 36359 times)

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2013, 08:54:54 PM »
Looking great Moogle, hang on lad i'll just put me bathers on and get me surfboard  :thumbsup:
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2013, 10:27:08 PM »
Aha.  :laughabovepost: The closet English Aussie surfer.  :laughabovepost:
I too like the waves breaking around the legs of the pier. You're going to add sound effects, of course?
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2013, 11:34:18 PM »
 :thankyousign: Everyone. It's taken a while to get the right look but I think I've managed it judging by all your comments!   :thankyousign:

The waves you have created are very good moogle and the waves breaking around the pier legs are also very good.  It is coming along well, looking forward to seeing the decking down  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

You're not the only one looking at getting the decking down!
It'll start to look like a proper pier then...   :claphappy:

Looks really good. :thumbsup:

Seagulls on the waves next????? ;)

Perhaps not on the waves, but there will be a few seagulls.
The layout won't be festooned with them though like it would if I was modelling this century!  :laugh:

Having just caught up with this thread I think I have the beginnings of becoming a trolley head!

There is some very nice work going on here Moogles, you've got me hooked!  :thumbsup:

Another tram fan! Welcome to the club. There's no known cure...  >:D

Aha.  :laughabovepost: The closet English Aussie surfer.  :laughabovepost:
I too like the waves breaking around the legs of the pier. You're going to add sound effects, of course?

Of course! Have made up some sound effects on MP3's and will play them on my i-pod via a cheap speaker I found. Good ol' pound shop!  :)
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2013, 11:43:45 AM »
There are some long samples of waves on the shore available and you can combine that with random seagull noises in a cheap sound decoder if you really want to wind up anyone in the vicinity 8)

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2013, 11:31:08 AM »
I've got random seagull noises put into the sound track's I've made. Did several sound track's to play on random!  :D
One or two also have an engine backfiring noise from one of those newfangled horseless carriage things.
There's also people walking and talking, horse drawn traffic and trams.
So pretty much everything you'd hear at the seaside in 1910!

I've found in amongst some things I was sorting out a little brass music box mechanism.
It plays 'The Entertainer' and I thought of motorising it and having it mounted underneath a street organ scene.
Would be great to have it on a push button for the viewer to press but would need a timer. (And an off switch!)
So if anyone knows how to make a timer circuit cheaply, please let me know!
I could use them on several gimmicks to increase the fun aspect of the layout.

Well, in amongst my birthday presents the other day was some bits from Langley. Including Seagulls!  :)
They need painting of course but no seaside layout is complete without them.
Slowly adding seaweed in places along the shore at the moment. Yes, N gauge seaweed. I must be mad!  :laugh3:
Will post pics once its done.
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2013, 12:17:34 PM »
I have several timer gimmicks on my layout - press button and smoke comes out of factory chimney for 20 secs, push button and horseys neigh and carry on, etc. Buttons are on layout fascia for visitors to push out of curiousity.

All kits from local electronics chain here in Oz, but timer circuits are plentiful and cheap. Set time, push button, fire relay, control what you want. The 555 timer is probably the most famous chip on Earth.

Mind you, it's old fashioned analogue electronics....  :sleep:
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2013, 01:01:17 PM »
The last pic of the waves rolling in and breaking on the pier just sets the whole scene off.
Excellent work, Moogle :claphappy:

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2013, 04:30:30 PM »
I have several timer gimmicks on my layout - press button and smoke comes out of factory chimney for 20 secs, push button and horseys neigh and carry on, etc. Buttons are on layout fascia for visitors to push out of curiousity.

All kits from local electronics chain here in Oz, but timer circuits are plentiful and cheap. Set time, push button, fire relay, control what you want. The 555 timer is probably the most famous chip on Earth.

Mind you, it's old fashioned analogue electronics....  :sleep:

 :thankyousign: 555 timers? I'll have to look into those.
My knowledge of electronics is limited when it comes to stuff like that so Analogue is fine by me!
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #83 on: April 18, 2013, 04:32:52 PM »
I have several timer gimmicks on my layout - press button and smoke comes out of factory chimney for 20 secs, push button and horseys neigh and carry on, etc. Buttons are on layout fascia for visitors to push out of curiousity.

Thats a fun idea. I'd just have to include a "Get the **** off my land" one though and there would be trouble

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #84 on: April 18, 2013, 04:46:51 PM »
I have several timer gimmicks on my layout - press button and smoke comes out of factory chimney for 20 secs, push button and horseys neigh and carry on, etc. Buttons are on layout fascia for visitors to push out of curiousity.

Thats a fun idea. I'd just have to include a "Get the **** off my land" one though and there would be trouble

Alan

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Would that be as a figure appeared holding a shot gun followed by the sound of gun fire?!   :-X  :angel:

Oh the fun you can have with gimmicks - only limited by the imagination!  :laugh:

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #85 on: April 18, 2013, 11:32:07 PM »
Yeah, I like that one, Alan. With a voice recorder chip you could play out the whole scenario... "Get the...", then gunshots, etc. all on the same recording!

I have found over the years that some visitors prefer pushing the buttons over watching the trains!!
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #86 on: April 19, 2013, 12:06:27 PM »
I have found over the years that some visitors prefer pushing the buttons over watching the trains!!


I noticed that when I visited Minitur Wunderland.
Some had clearly been overused as they didn't work!
I think its the fact that they can be involved more that makes buttons so popular.

Update: Seaweed done. Madness confirmed!  :laugh3: :laugh3: :laugh3:



The dark patches are the seaweed.
Its flock powder, a greeny brown acrylic paint and pva mixed together.
Once dry I dry brushed it with a dark green and then added a glaze. (Varnish)
This gives it a nice wet look which you can't really see in the pics.

A 'landmark' stage has been reached. The pier now has decking!



Its 2 pieces of marquetry wood, I got a lot of off cuts from ebay, stuck to thin card.
Planking scribed and then the card side coloured in brown, black and green marker pens.



Have started painting all the walls and rocks.
Just a base coat so far, will need a dark wash and then dry brushing for highlights.
I thought I'd add one of the pier end as it shows the waves breaking to good effect.



It also shows that I have a gap to plug on top of one of the pier legs.
Some slivers of card have been added to the gap to support the deck.
Time to get out the clay...  ::)



So there we have it. Esling pier is taking shape!  :claphappy:
Backscene needs doing next. That way I won't have too much model wise to have to reach across to paint.
Might be a while but stay tuned...  :wave:

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #87 on: April 19, 2013, 12:32:41 PM »
Terrific stuff!

That decking looks excellent.

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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2013, 12:38:05 PM »
 :thankyousign:

It took a while to scribe. I used a small needle file as the timbers very thin. 0.6 mm to be precise!
Was one of those tedious jobs that give the old eyeballs a battering and is best done while watching a dvd.
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Re: ESLING - Moogles new Edwardian Seaside Layout
« Reply #89 on: April 19, 2013, 10:29:00 PM »
That's starting to look soooo good. This layout is going to be a corker!  :thumbsup:
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