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Author Topic: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall  (Read 10392 times)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #210 on: February 21, 2020, 04:11:42 PM »
There's a review of working boards in the December RM. They're for 00, unfortunately, but the article suggests they could be used as big station concourse display in N.

Those are the departure boards by Train Tech. Nice gimmick but not quite what I'm looking for. I'm not even sure if there are such tiny panels yet :D

And now for something completely different:

Today I was able to fix a very annoying problem... the HST finally has marker lights fitted :bounce:



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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #211 on: February 24, 2020, 05:00:20 AM »
Good Morning,

you are moving in such amazing spheres of detail... I wish I could say anything else but great work :) Or... maybe I can...  ::) I don't think this will lead to any positive result but for a house that didn't make it on my layout (was too big in the end) I once made some lighted signs for the shops. I used overhead projection sheets and printed the sign inversely: It looked quite good setting the right intensity of light.

Well, now, I just thought about a two layer technique as version 2.0 that could work for your problem, too:
- layer one would be the printed overhead projection sheet
- layer two the woodland scenics light diffusing film.
I dont know if it would get too thick but with a nano led behind the two sheets it could be worth a thought...? If it's not good enough for the purpose you need - at least it could be for my shop signs :)

Have a nice week and cheers, Mark

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #212 on: March 02, 2020, 05:32:31 PM »
 :hellosign:

Last weekend I decided to solve the "Cyclops" problem with the Dapol HST once and for all.



The first attempt was promising but I went a step further. Now the lights can be switched on and off separately, so we have...

Day Mode


Night Mode


Driver and cablight (it's not actually that bright, sorry)


Cheers!

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #213 on: March 02, 2020, 05:44:14 PM »
Seems like there's no problem you can't solve? Like you wrote the cablight seems a bit too bright, but... and I guess it's a silly question: My eye thinks that the cablight in warm or yellow white does not seem to fit to the coach light in cold white... But it's my fault, is it? :) And now, my redundant "great work" :)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #214 on: April 29, 2020, 05:23:12 PM »
Desperately waiting for news about life itself in Rose-an-Grouse  :)  Just asking... :)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #215 on: April 29, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »
Very realistic lighting with that hst

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #216 on: April 29, 2020, 08:39:11 PM »
Hi Christoph,

Just discovered your thread & I'm blown away at your work, superb  :thumbsup:! I love the lighting too, something I wish I had the skills to try out...may have a bash at it someday lol!

keep up this fantastic work,

Cheers,
Mark

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #217 on: May 01, 2020, 03:36:11 PM »
Desperately waiting for news about life itself in Rose-an-Grouse  :)  Just asking... :)

Hi there,

all is well at Rose-an-Grouse, there's just not that much going on at the moment. But I'll gladly post some recent pictures showing some new items on the layout.

A plant trough


Billboard signs - I just love that "Famous Five"-campaign ;D


A pair of litter bins


Vandalism. You'd have found this particular kind of graffiti all over the Berlin S-Bahn network some years ago


There's even an new addition to the fleet: 6412 from the South Devon Railway is here to work on a heritage service for Porthminster (St. Ives). Although this will probably never happen, I still like the thought of being on that train! :heart2:


Finally, the Dapol IOA wagons received a ballast load and the last wagon now has a flashing taillight. The only safe way to operate these wagons on the layout seems to be putting them on static display... the sheer sight of a point makes them derail :veryangry:


The rake looks nice though, especially together with 20 205 which I also modified. Now the lights can be switched off at the train end. Btw: how do you call the center light on the loco light which is missing here?


The ballast train is waiting to let the Castle set pass. It has only three cars but afaik this is not unheard of.


And finally, to match the Cornish scenery, I recently gave it a go and made some pasties. Well, not great, not terrible. Guess I'll have to visit again soon and pick up a genuine one :)


Hope you enjoyed this little update

Cheers
Christoph





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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #218 on: May 01, 2020, 04:38:50 PM »
Looking really good Christoph.
Those pasties look ok to me. We had pasties from Rowes for lunch today - yum.
Ask 100 Cornish folk to recommend their favourite pasty shop and you’ll likely get 100 different answers 😄

Enjoy your home made ones.

Martin
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #219 on: May 01, 2020, 06:51:12 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
   Thanks for posting Christopher all looking really superb   :thumbsup:
      stay safe regards Derek.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #220 on: May 01, 2020, 09:26:02 PM »
Crikey that's a cracking looking layout.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #221 on: May 02, 2020, 07:23:24 PM »
Thanks! :)

Ask 100 Cornish folk to recommend their favourite pasty shop and you’ll likely get 100 different answers 😄

I bet. ;D The best one I had so far was in a tiny shop in Falmouth. Pendennis Castle and the docks are quite impressive.

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Here's a picture of 57 603 Tintagel Castle with modified lighting including night mode, just waiting to pull the Night Riviera. Are there any news of the Dapol Mk3 sleepers?


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #222 on: May 03, 2020, 07:22:52 PM »
Terribly sorry that I have just a reply and no news on the Dapol Mk3 sleepers ;-)

With every new detail added Rose-an-Grouse looks better - but that's what new details are added for :-D Oh... You turned the graffiti picture to the right direction. It looks great, even in your tidy village ;-) Not sure if there will be a Cornish pasties shop in the station building (or is there one even now?) :-) Maybe some guys from this forum would just... step out of the train to get one :-)
Til then I'll stay with those:


:-)

Cheers, Mark

 

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