Dave cracks on with his new layout

The talented Dave keeps on going with his new layout.

This one is a must watch!

Heading off to ebay? Latest ebay ‘cheat sheet’ is here.

Can’t wait to see David’s next installment!

Keep ’em coming.

Best

Al

26 Responses to Dave cracks on with his new layout

  1. great video as usual from Dave. We have discussed the use of some dimmer arrangement to dim LEDs. Any one know of any?

  2. i think dave your layout is brilliant.i wish you lived in my area as i would love you to get me going on mine.

  3. Like it, great work. can’t wait to get my layout started just getting my supplies. together. keep it coming. like the canal, and with the road next to it just gives it the right look.

  4. What does the bus line mean, Dave the layouts fantastic,can`t wait to see the nevy part.

    Mike

  5. Amazing eye for detail. V impressed!

  6. This is a great video! I love that we get to see finished and unfinished sections together. It really is an inspiration when you see the drastic difference between the two and realize it’s just a little more work and the next section will be done as well.! Keep up the good work Dave! And keep the tips comming Al !

  7. Dave you did in deed a great job on your lay out. My hat off to you.

  8. Great layout, there seems to be a problem with the audio keeps fading and his voice is shaky so i do not hear every thing he says. Have to guess. But then it could also be my machine speed. overall very good

  9. Hello, anyone having an issue with grain of wheat bulbs or LED’s being too brights, just take a chosen colour felt pen and it works a treat. The more you apply the duller they become. Great documentary Dave.
    Regards

  10. Hello, to reduce the amount of wiring for auxillary equipment (lights/street lamps/etc) on the underside of a layout, run a common NEGATIVE (earth) wire all the way round. When installing a light, just run the negative to this common wire and the positive is the only wire that will need to go to any switch control. This eliminates having two wires running all the way back to the switch.
    Regards.

  11. I have really learned alot from your videos, Dave!! I am just starting my layout.
    What is PVA? Some people recommend scenery cement, others recommend a 50/50 mix of water/white glue. What is it you are using?
    Thanks again for all your effort in sharing your work and ideas!

  12. VERY NICE CHANGES

  13. Hey Dave; When you show some of your products that you use, please name them and where they were purchased. You only show a quick image of the product(s) and I can’t see the name of the item or manufacturer. This would be very helpful in the instruction of the display. Your presentations are very good and i look forward to your next installment. How was the static grass applicator built? What parts were used to make it? Where can I purchase the part for it? Thank you. . . . .Don Wick, West Bend, WI USA

  14. That is superb. I really must make a start on mine. Your hints and tips are really useful.

    Thank you

    Roy

  15. Thanks for your comments , to answer Nother grandpa, PVA is a wood glue which most DIY stores sell, or Hobby shops ,
    I do use 50 /50 mix with water, for the grass flock, but for Ballast on the tracks I use 70 pva /30 water with a couple of drops of washing up liquid mixed.
    Don those Static Grass applicators you can build , but I bought mine on e bay for about £15 , if you go on e bay , and enter static grass applicators , you will find plenty on there .

  16. I’ve noticed some people try to use tape or other methods to block extra light from a LED that is too bright. In the same videos, when they are showing how to hook up the LED they mention a resistor for a given voltage, as if that is the only resistor that can be used for that LED at that voltage.
    Changing the value of the resistor will change how bright the LED will be.
    If you add a second resistor (the same as what comes with the LED) in series with the first, the output will be half as bright. A third in parallel with the second will dim the LED by a quarter form what the original was.
    I can go into further detail, if needed, but that is getting close to school, and I don’t want to go there now.
    Hope this is helpful.
    aLex……….

  17. Useful information Alex, I shall use that method adding extra resistor next time , i have tried using a marker pen , and that does work also .
    Dave

  18. Thanks, Dave– keep up the good work– you are truly an inspriation!

  19. Alistair is the Gordon Ramsey (minus the shouting) of British OO. Astonishing, evocative work. More! More!

  20. LED Dimming –

    Once you have determined the LED second resistor, add the values together and use a single resistor. If it is an odd value, round *up* to the next standard value.

    Note: LEDs will dim if you leave the resistor and vary the voltage. If you have a DC variable power supply, put all of the LEDs on one circuit and dim or brighten all at once.

  21. Thanks for the static grass demo. Wasn’t a where of his nice it looks. Could have used a Quick demo on under wiring of the L.E.D.s.
    Thanks

  22. Beautiful work, was wondering about that static grass applicator… Any particular make?
    Thank you
    John

  23. What patience and attention to detail – inspiring!

  24. for applicators use plastic tea strainers

  25. well love your videos every time i watch one it makes me more determined my little lay out is getting an upgrade your tips are so useful. i just have one hard drive just to save them on . only just started with mine i shall get there in the end

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  26. HI DAVE,
    HAVE UST ABOUT GOT MY TRAIN ANDTERRIAN SET UP BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM. I HAVE N GUAGE AND WHEN I TRY TO HOOK UP THE ENGINE AND COLD CAR,THEY KEEP COMING UN HOOKED. IT APPEARS THE HOLDER FROM THE TRAIN IS NOT LOCKING ON AND STAYING ON. ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW OR WHAT CAN I DO T FIX THIS?THANKS HARRISON

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