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Author Topic: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!  (Read 5829 times)

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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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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #139 on: January 08, 2020, 09:50:54 PM »
The delivery boy tentatively readies himself for this mornings cycle/push up the cobbled Gold Hill;




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 #140 on: January 08, 2020, 10:14:24 PM »
Safety first!


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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #141 on: January 08, 2020, 10:33:12 PM »


Gold Hill - my rule 1, “just for fun” micro layout;

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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #142 on: January 09, 2020, 07:33:22 AM »
Just found this thread?

Nice layout and a good idea too!

One, or maybe ones, to watch....  :confused1:
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #143 on: January 09, 2020, 08:47:10 AM »
Thanks Gizzy,

It stops and starts quite a bit so doesn't hang around on page one for long! I can't believe it started over a year ago... the first post was October 2018! I'm hoping to have this one "finished" by spring so I can get out in the garage and re-ignite the Clouds Hill layout.....

That's the plan but we all know that plans always change and very rarely come into fruition in the same guise that they were thought up!
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Re: "Gold Hill" - A micro-layout..... In a bread bin!
« Reply #144 on: January 12, 2020, 08:30:02 PM »
More detailing work going on this evening. Until recently I’ve avoided painting and always paid a bit extra for the “layout-ready” parts. I’m enjoying getting into the painting though. I’m hoping the hands steady with practice but so far I’m pleased with the outcome! The more I try the more I admire others’ fine detailing work, it gives me a perspective of just how good some of you guys are at this teeny tiny hobby!  :NGaugersRule:






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 #145 on: January 12, 2020, 09:56:48 PM »
As a fan of smaller layouts (ours are about the same size  :D ) I've loved following this thread   :D :D :D

All the little details are my favourite part of putting a layout together, so I'm really enjoying your most recent threads.

Fantastic work  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

All best wishes

Kevin

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