Got a few more pics in from Andrew to start today off. If you missed his post last time, it’s here.
A little more and a photo taken from the village side and from the work yard to the village side, and there is the girder bridge I built from scratch now on the layout as promised, the small lake is done with polyurathane varnish, all the houses are cardboard kits, the next step is to do the lighting in the buildings, the wiring is going to be like spaghetti junction near me. More to follow guys. Any tips let me know cus I’m fairly new to this.
And here’s a simple tip from Hall of Fame member, Brian:
An easy way to make smoke for steam powered machinery.
I used a cotton bud. Hold the stem in one hand and with a pair of tweezers in the other, gently pulling at the cotton wool end to form a tail.
Next cut the stem to the length required and insert it in the smoke stack of your machine.
All that’s need now is to fire up my airbrush with some black paint and apply to look a bit dirty.
This can be done in any scale. In the photo is an HO scale Erie B-2 steam powered shovel (a Jordan Highway miniatures kit) busy removing earth from a collapsed tunnel.
Thought that I would send this video to you of an arc welding module that I use in quite a few industrial buildings on my layout including my two stall engine house that you posted.
This one is in a small repair shop (woodland scenics) where the guy is welding a part on the floor next to the workbench.
I model in HO scale – narrow gauge – HOn3 as I get quite a few requests as to what scale is it.
All the best
And, here’s more from another Hall of fame, member – Dangerous Dave:
That’s all for today, folks. Please do keep ’em coming – I enjoy them as much as you!
Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you’re still sitting on the fence about whether to get started or not.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Lots of engines around at the mo, have a look.