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Author Topic: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!  (Read 5208 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #135 on: November 18, 2019, 09:36:36 AM »
Strewth!
I thought getting the numbers off the AL electrics running through Bletchley was bad enough but I stood no chance with my ageing eyesight this time! :thumbsup:

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #136 on: November 18, 2019, 10:12:06 AM »
Strewth!
.......I stood no chance with my ageing eyesight this time! :thumbsup:

 ;D Any slower and it gets stuck at the crossing. Hopefully it will improve with some more tweaking.
Gold Hill - my rule 1, “just for fun” micro layout;

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #137 on: November 30, 2019, 09:24:12 PM »
I’m at the point now where the progress is not always noticeable so not much worthy of an update. I’ve taken a few pictures to show what I’ve been up to over the last week or so;

Wiring has started. I’m waiting on a Plug and socket for the controller but the power feed is in. In the end I decided it was much easier (and cheaper/more practical) to go with mains power. Everything will be fixed to the baseboard so that the body of the bread bin can always be removed. The picture here shows the power socket and the micro switch that will turn the lights on and also allow power to the track. A “master switch” if you like. The L bracket on the sliding lid in the background is what will activate the switch so it will only work when the lid is fully open.



I’ve also been working on a few small bits and pieces to populate the yard to add interest. I found a ratio tank kit ready built in the local model shop for a couple of quid so I picked it up and have bashed it a bit to make it smaller. The grey base in the background here is the original size which was much too big for the small yard;



They fit much better now in the little space that will be visible through the side of the main factory. Here you can see them along with some cable drums and barrels beside the shed. I don’t like the colour of the barrels but I like the idea.



I have a couple of ideas for little cameo scenes so that’s what I’ll be playing with over the next couple of weeks before fixing the buildings in place and finishing the wiring.

Thanks for looking. As ever, any thoughts or ideas are very welcome.  :NGF:
Gold Hill - my rule 1, “just for fun” micro layout;

Clouds Hill - My first layout currently on hold;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #138 on: November 30, 2019, 10:09:23 PM »
Looking good.
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