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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #405 on: April 09, 2020, 07:11:53 PM »
The Pacer fits in well   :)
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #406 on: April 09, 2020, 07:19:46 PM »
Nice video Alec  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #407 on: April 09, 2020, 07:32:22 PM »
That was fun.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #408 on: April 09, 2020, 10:11:54 PM »
That was excellent, Alec.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #409 on: April 09, 2020, 11:45:50 PM »
Enjoyed the video Alex, quick question, where did you get the block of flats from?

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #410 on: April 10, 2020, 01:05:23 AM »
Firstly, there is nothing wrong with the quality of the photos. They are heaps better than the ones my phone takes!

Love the bus stop photo!! For a second I thought I was back on my local bus stop thread!!!  :beers:

When you place the camera to take a pic, how is it triggered?  :hmmm:

The video is also good. I like the Warship.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #411 on: April 10, 2020, 01:39:29 AM »
Hi Alec,

Really love this layout  :thumbsup:. The video is ace too! How did you do your road markings? I need to get mine sorted on Shrewford

All the best,
Mark

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« Reply #412 on: April 10, 2020, 02:21:30 AM »
Love the drivers view style presentation
 

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #413 on: April 10, 2020, 10:58:34 AM »
I never tire of watching vids of others model railways so don't 'retire' the SQ13 too soon, Alec :no:

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #414 on: April 10, 2020, 12:50:02 PM »
Enjoyed the video Alex, quick question, where did you get the block of flats from?

Graham,
The block of flats were produced by a chap called Gary Robertson via the N gauge Facebook pages a year or so ago.. Close up the flats are brilliant. All laser cut mdf. He didn't charge all that much for them either. I've sent him a message to ask if he still makes them. I'll get back to you if its positive news.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #415 on: April 10, 2020, 01:12:17 PM »

When you place the camera to take a pic, how is it triggered?  :hmmm:

The video is also good. I like the Warship.  :thumbsup:

George,

Because of the fish eye effect close up things especially can get a bit stretched. The "Warship" you mention is actually a class 22. Sometimes the 22's were called "baby warships" though. :)

The SQ11 is a cheaper version (about £6) and doesn't have so much fish eye but the SQ13 can you believe is also wifi enabled! It comes with Android software for control. Unfortunately I can't get it to work on my Samsung tablet so I have to resort to pressing one of only two buttons to either make it take a one off photo or to start the video recording. Without the tablet to see what I'm doing, I just have to plonk the camera down and hope I'm pointing it vaguely in the right direction!
Taking a "cab ride" video is easy enough as all that's needed is an elastic band to sit it on a freight wagon.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #416 on: April 10, 2020, 01:23:03 PM »
Hi Alec,

Really love this layout  :thumbsup:. The video is ace too! How did you do your road markings? I need to get mine sorted on Shrewford

All the best,
Mark

Mark,
I'm very pleased to get a positive comment from you regarding Saxon Street - thank you.
For my part I'm a fan of your Shrewford! It seems we have very similar taste in rolling stock.  :)

Some of my roads I did simply by using Scalescene print outs.

https://scalescenes.com/product/t034-roads-and-pavements/

So the roads are nothing more than stuck down paper. In other more awkward places (say for going around curves) I just make my own out of paper. For the actual road markings I simply cut a 1mm (max.) strip and snip it to length then glue down with tiny spots of pva. Being a thin strip you can easily bend it a little to take the shape of the curves.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #417 on: April 10, 2020, 04:02:30 PM »
Hi Alec,

Really love this layout  :thumbsup:. The video is ace too! How did you do your road markings? I need to get mine sorted on Shrewford

All the best,
Mark

Mark,
I'm very pleased to get a positive comment from you regarding Saxon Street - thank you.
For my part I'm a fan of your Shrewford! It seems we have very similar taste in rolling stock.  :)

Some of my roads I did simply by using Scalescene print outs.

https://scalescenes.com/product/t034-roads-and-pavements/

So the roads are nothing more than stuck down paper. In other more awkward places (say for going around curves) I just make my own out of paper. For the actual road markings I simply cut a 1mm (max.) strip and snip it to length then glue down with tiny spots of pva. Being a thin strip you can easily bend it a little to take the shape of the curves.

Alec.


Many thanks for that info Alec, I’ll check out that link. Looking forward to future updates  :thumbsup:

All the best,
Mark

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #418 on: April 10, 2020, 04:10:14 PM »
Very much recommended as realistic, scalescenes have other useful items listed. A good shade of grey represents the tarmac

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #419 on: April 10, 2020, 10:42:52 PM »
 :hellosign: All looking good Alec  :greatpicturessign: & superb video, thanks for sharing
      stay safe regards Derek.

 

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