Robins Run

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21st October 2013

Back on the layout, a few more trees have grown:
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5th November 2013

Thoughts about how all my hard work can be seen got me thinking about lights....and after a chat with a colleague at the Tramway Museum who supplied the lighting for the Starlight Halloween event, I put together a lighting rig. Four strips of Ikea LED lights...:
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17th December 2013

Filling in the gaps around the layout continues. Here, thick paper glued in layers forms a wall to edge a cutting:
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25th December 2013

Christmas Day gave me some free time to get more scenery work done. I'm ballasting here.:
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And here's an overall shot showing how much I've left to cover:
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1st January 2014

A new year...and after the haze of the night before had cleared, I set to:
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As I'm finally catching up with real time updates, I thought I'd group shots from the last couple of weeks into different subjects...and then take the lock off so to open the thread up for comments, etc.

First, here's some shots of my way of laying roads:
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And here's some 3D printed buildings for the village:
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Acouple more shots of 3D printed items...a nissen hut and the station:
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And here's a sequence of shots of progress over the last three days on scenery:
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Wow.

you have been busy dkightley. I do have to say i am injuring all the diffarnt colour's of the grass and so on. very realistic.

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Friday was a day of hellish mixed fortunes!!!

I spent the who;e day cleaning the track down .....removing scenery and glue that would impede free running. And by mid afternoon, I had a single mororised unit running smoothly round both loops. I even knocked up a small device to drag around under a unit to clean the track.

The evening turned to a horror story though. I went to a friends house to discuss events at the Tramway Museum......and just after ten pm...Thunk!!! from outside. And when we looked, there was a Volkswagon Golf embedded into the front of my car! Rushing outside, we found the car sitting there, engine running.....and all the occupants gone! So, after calling the police and having my car towed away cos it was undriveable...the Golf had pushed it three or four feet down the pavement into a van parked behind it.. I was given a lift home.

The fun continued when I got home....when I switched the kitchen light on....Flash! Bang..Tinkle, tinkle. I was now standing in the dark. The light fitting had exploded....and blown the lighting circuit fuse!

So most of Saturday was taken up takling to my insurance company, arranging a hire car, and buying and replacing a light fitting...and mending an uplighter light I moved from the lounge into the kitchen so I could see what I was doing. The base fell of it!

Late evening...I did finally manage to get some more scenery laid:
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Six days to the layout's first public outing....and the mass scenery laying is almost done. The final largish section:
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And a shot showing the overall effect. Sorry about the wierd angle!:
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Wow! You did an awesome job on your layout! Keep it up! I really like the tunnels and the bridges you made. Can't wait to see it come alive!

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I've not posted on this thread for a while!! :?

And as Robins Run is making an appearance at the Great Central Railway Model Show in just over a week, I thought I'd get the village area a little more complete...and practise my painting techniques in readiness for the long slog of painting 400 models for The Bridge. :shock:

Here's the village shops, bank and pub, along with one of the sets of town houses...minus the roof colour:
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All painting done freehand after a couple of strong coffees!! 8-)
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Superb buildings! Looks like a nice little high street! Hardly prototypical though as I can't see a single Costa... ;)


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Nearly there. Just a few trees and garden details to do....but here's a few photos of the village as it stands now:
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looking good Doug. :)

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Here's a few shots I took today when the layout was at the GCR show at Quorn:
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Love the photo's, looking forward to seeing the layout in the 'flesh' sometime, somewhere.
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what Noel said! :)

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I took some video at the GCR event. Once I get chance to edit the bits together, I'll post to YouTube and put up a link.
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