“Hi Alastair, fantastic response to the write up. I did reply to the questions asked in it.
I have a few more photos taken from the inside of the building in case you would like to publish these as well.
The question about the locomotive in one of the photographs, it is the front of a 3 truck Shay – a logging locomotive.
The photos below were taken with a GoPro Hero 3 camera which has a nice wide angle lens to get some nice shots of the interior. I connect this camera to the GoPro app on my cellphone, lift the roof off the building, place the camera inside and then put the roof back on.
The interior lights are turned up to 12 volts to brighten up the interior for the photographs, but during normal operation, they run at 6 volts for the correct lighting effect. This is a reply to someone who said that the lighting was a bit bright. No offense taken on the comment.
All the best
(If you missed Brian’s last pics, they are here.)
I read your email every time I get one. I enjoy them so very much.
I’m not exactly a newbie as I have made at least 10 layouts since I bought my first train set as an adult in December 1963 for my two sons, then ages 3 & 4. I have made or helped make layouts in O gauge, HO gauge and N gauge and have had fun with all of them. I’m current in HO gauge and probably remain there for the rest of my life.
I don’t know what category in which to put this, but I’m a number cruncher in real life (accountant) and here are formulas for calculating speed of HO/OO gauge trains.
actual feet/time in seconds * 59.386 will give scale mph
actual meters/time in seconds *313.493 will give kph
MPH: actual feet/time in seconds*32.728
KPH: actual meters/time in seconds*109.091
MPH: Actual feet/time in seconds*109.091
KPH: Actual meters/time in seconds*575.88
Lester in Georgia, USA”
Love the posts. Thought I’d pose a question for you and the readers.
Can anyone name these lineside structures and what purpose they serve? Many thanks
A big thanks to everyone.
And can anyone help Simon? I have to confess, I’m as keen as he is to know. What on earth are they for?
That’s all for today folks.
But please do keep ’em coming. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide too, if you want to make your own masterpiece, step by step.