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 including 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…
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to start on your own fun, blood, sweat and tears.