More night time pics from Alasdair

“Thank you for the wonderful replies to the pics I sent you ,as some of you requested more night time pics here they are.


“Hi Al , just uploaded a running session featuring the blue Pullman from Backmann, and the Black 5 from Hornby with the smoke sleuth working again . First time been in the loft in a couple of weeks.



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Please keep ’em coming. And have a look see at the new ‘Old Railway station’ below. It’s a cracker!



23 Responses to More night time pics from Alasdair

  1. Thanks for the additional photos as they were well worth the wait.

  2. Nice lighting effect Alisdair

  3. I have been following Dave’s progress on his layout for some time now and I admire his speed of progress but I would like to request one thing of Dave, can he place his camera (stills) on a street or track level so we see what it looks like from that view instead of the above views he is doing now?


  4. Love that smoke unit.

  5. Nice layout , lots of detail work. Perhaps you could dim the white lights they appear to be a bit bright. OWOK!

  6. Once again, I will just never get tired of watching Dave’s layout. Superb!

  7. Hello Dave, Thanks for the additional night time shots. Isn’t amazing how those “new” street lights are a lot brighter than the “older” ones from our younger days. The “smoker” steam unit looked great. I am wondering if it is possible to put smoker addons to the other steam engines in your Inventory?
    Also I want to thank you for sharing your layout with us. I have always wanted to build a layout never had the main essentials to start one. I enjoy seeing your layout running. Keep up the great work. I also noticed that U have been visited by “Dr. Who” since I saw the Tardis in one of your pictures.

  8. My Bad. Not in your pictures but in your video across from the train station. May be next will be seen the Doctor and his companion standing somewhere on your layout?

  9. Great pictures Alisdair thanks for sharing them

  10. Wow Dave – what an inspiration! You gave me several new ideas for that impending layout that’s still just in my head.

    Great photography and production values too!


  11. Dave, fantastic video once again, I pick up many ideas from watching you productions. I thought the live steam was brilliant

  12. Great second round of pictures great lighting
    Thanks Al for sharing



  13. Fabulous Lighting look forward to more

  14. Must say wonderful workmanship and detailing to the layout. Quite impressive overall. I just have one small personal opinion regarding the night time lighting. I applaud your efforts in accomplishing your work regarding the lighting but I find it somewhat unrealistic in a sense of actual brightness. There are quite a few sections within the layout that the lights are far too bright to be a natural scene. I maybe just me and I could be wrong addressing that issue. Sorry if I may have offended you at all. But for me it is a little too bright. Perhaps reducing the voltage down, optical filters, optical sheeting, and/or a few resisters along the path many reduce some of the bright hot areas. Sorry if I offended anyone.

  15. Wow, this guy is a great modeler! Makes me feel like I’m on a British vacation in the 1960’s or 70’s! Extremely enjoyable! ++++!

    The area by the large train shed was particularly striking IMO; it really didn’t look like a model at all, it was so real looking!

    {Only negative thing I might say is I’m not a fan of blinking lights on a layout, and IMO several of them lumped together in a smallish area distracts from the beauty of an otherwise fantastic looking scene!}

    Freehold, NJ

  16. Love your videos Dave as always. Beautiful night time pictures to. Someday, I will have my buildings kite up to. My layout just went from a huge L shape to an even bigger U shape now. Love my HO Scale layout. Keep up the great work on your layouts everyone. Austin.

  17. Agree with Raymond, way to bright in certain areas. And what’s with the Boulder (rock) on the spur track and knocking the fence over? That’s different…

  18. Oh Dave, I love that Smoke Sleuth, Brilliant. Does it come with the loco, or is it an accessory???

  19. Hi Dave
    A very impressive layout indeed. I love the smoke units, which smoke liquid do you use?
    I’ve heard that some people use baby oil!


  20. Hi Dave
    A very impressive layout indeed.
    Which smoke liquid do you use?
    I’ve heard that some people use baby oil!


  21. Alastair, why in pictures 7 & 11 is there a lentgh of fencing lying in the track with a large rock on it?

  22. Quite magical. Enjoyable to view. Good work!

  23. I enjoy watching your layout every time, complaint about brightness of lights well that can be cut down by putting another bulb in on current ie 4v down to 3v, that’s how I get around it. I remember having that gauge when I was 12 and had smoke too coming out of one of my loco. Also mail train carriage picking up bags then dropping them off great fun. Well that was 57 yrs ago. Now have n gauge these can’t be done but still enjoy doing diffident layouts. Dave you keep the good work going lots of us out here still get pleasure. Roy

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