Fred sent these pics in.
He’s a man of few words, but with pics like these, he can get away with that. Stunning stuff:
“Hutton Ave backdrop, showing fibre optic “lighting tubes” in various color LED lights, and wires for separate “pica” LEDs
Front Side in Daylight (lit) roughly painted)
Front side (Lit)
Rear Side of Hutton Ave Backdrop (Lit)
Rear Side of Hutton Ave Backdrop (not lit)
Forming street lamp shades 5mm
Hand formed lamp shades (5mm) from beer can aluminum!
My lights – pica and Z size pica LEDs from Evans Design – thousands of them!
Beginning City “RingRoad” in plexi backdrop. Note that lit autos not yet on last section of bridge, but will eventually form a lit continuum of nightmarish traffic past east end of city, over rail yards, past east end, over suburbs, and into background beyond. Background cutout is just visible. I’ve been working on it separately on bench for two months. More on this later.
Wow! Some of Fred’s pics look so real. He really has nailed this night scene.
I know some of you will want to see some more day light pics – I know I do.
Fred mailed me last week to say he’s putting together a ‘how-to’. Can’t wait for that!
Now on to Dave:
Well after a couple of weeks away, got back home now and of course just had to go and have a running session on my layout… just uploaded so here it is.
I have missed my trains, but got to admit enjoyed the sun this time of Year.
A huge thanks to Fred and Dave.
That’s all for today folks – please do keep ’em coming.
If you want to send anything in, please just email me (hit reply to any of my mails).
A quick heads up though. If you attach lots of pics to one email, it won’t get through.
Best thing to do is don’t attach more than 3 pics to one email – but send as many emails as you like.
Hope that makes sense.
Oh – and if you’re a HO chap, please do get in touch – it’s all getting a bit thin on the ground this end.
One last thing. Pleased don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if today is the day you get started on your layout.