A small tip to add to the list.
When I was younger I longed for the day when my computer would be as easy to use as my phone. Well I am happy to say that day has finally arrived…. I no longer know how to use my phone.
Sound for a Layout
They might be hard to use but one thing these new smart phones and iPads are really good for is bringing sound to your layout. You can connect them to a cheap pair of computer speakers and run sound from any one of the free/cheap sound effects programs (apps) available for your device.
I am using a program called DJ Soundbox that works on both iPhones and iPads. After trying a few I found it had a few advantages.
– it will run multiple sounds at once,
– it will loop some sounds over and over, like background sounds
– you can download your own sounds onto it.
I have included a photo of the screen to help.
Do you remember me? I finally started building my own Model Railroad. It will be 2 levels with a double helix at each end. I started construction 2 weeks ago and attached are some WIP pictures. If you wish I will keep you informed. I’m expecting to be operational in 2 months and then the detailing will obviously follow. Note the curved masonite backdrops, I’m trying to procure high resolution actual photographs for the backdrops, rural country for the top , and industrial setting for the bottom. Please let me know what you thing so far and if you want see more.
Barry! How could we forget you? You sent in one of my favourite posts (it’s here).
Can’t wait to see how you get on – please do send pics and video!