Brian’s been busy with his HOn3 layout (his last post is here if you missed it)
“Hi Al, layout expansion.
Seeing that I like waterfronts so much, I decided to use a corner for a new harbour.
It will be called Pelican Bay mainly for small freighters and fishing boats.
Below is the start of the planning stage (middle right) and what I had in mind. I will be utilizing buildings from my old layout that were built about 7 to 8 years ago.
Here I used a wall section from my old layout which gave the shape that I needed.
Before placement, I had to paint the grey wall to look like this, a random stone wall.
I used the wall and buildings to mark out where the base had to be cut.
Here the base has been cut, wall in place, buildings placed and made sure there was enough room for the boats to dock or pass.
This is the continuation of the bay around the corner to the freight terminal building.
Here it is all coming together with base painted the right color, Podge was painted on in a thin layer to get the feel before pouring the WS realistic water. As I have said many times before, I only use WS water as I have always had great success with it in the past. (WS = Woodland Scenics)
Two views of the final layout of Pelican Bay with the waterfront lights placed.
A few night shots of Pelican Bay. Not a good clear picture below as my ‘blue overhead light blew’. As said before, all the buildings on my layout have full interior and lights.
This is where I am at the moment.
I have put buss wires under the layout, droppers from all the lights, connected it all up and all is working.
Once lockdown is over, I will need to buy a a load of switches for all the lights. These will be mounted on the facia front.
That’s all for now and will keep updating as I progress.
All the best
Brian – the HOn3 guy – Knysna RSA”
A huge thanks to Hall of Fame member, Brian.
I really do enjoy his posts and how he works.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget The Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to join in on the fun.