I’ve been following your posts for some time now and wow there sure are some talented people out there.
I started a model some years ago which also featured a lake, that was about as far as it got, then we moved house.
Re kindled again late last year and I have used the lake again, albeit in a different place on a new model.
The lake in the picture was made on a bed of plaster to give contour effects then painted and layered in about 15 coats
of varnish to give depth. A little blue looking at the picture but in the flesh it’s quite a dark green.
“I used brown sewing string around my telephone poles and power lines. I also took 2 plastic ho automobiles and melted the front ends together with a lighter to simulate and accident. Had police and ambulance at the scene. (of course everyone was ok)
I noticed from the comments about the glowing fire box effect, that some of the guys said” it was too bright and I should tone it down a bit”
So I did, I painted red paint on the light bulb, here is the effect with Hornby pug 0-4-0st number 51240.
It is shunting it has track cleaning car in front and a van behind it.
“This is a half done hydro power substation with working warning light near the shack.And barbed wire with rolling gate.I also includeing my home satilight dish.I also have made up some bungalow’s.Did 3 in a few hour’s and are made of balsa wood.If you would like more detail to any of these build’s let me know.
Just uploaded this video to youtube , showing how to add lights to buildings , and also how to put flashing lights on to a car very cheaply ……
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