Rob’s been in touch again.
(His last post is at the bottom of this one.)
This time he talks us through his layout, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. Hope you do too:
I have a video that you might be interested in. In it, I discuss the type of camera I use and my favorite go-to close up camera mount. One of your subscribers asked what I use the last time you posted one of my videos.
The camera is a Sony FD AX33. It is a middle of the road camera. The camera mount is called a Cinegear Folding Tilt Adjustable-Mount Plate and sometimes referred to a Z mount.
Except for the area surrounding my new castle ruin, my basic castle is finally done. It has taken well over a month to build it, but it is good I could stick with it to completion because it is turning out to be a good addition to the layout. We take a good look at it and to give it scale, I placed a couple of figures on it. They really bring the size of it into perspective.
The shotgun microphone sounds I tried for were somehow nullified by YouTube. I have no idea how they did that. I did find it annoying that they did, however. It did not reduce viewing enjoyment for anyone else, just me.
I also discuss future plans for my harbor area. I plan to have one, possibly two ships tied up there. I want to create the hustle and bustle of a busy wharf or quay with ships unloading into train cars/wagons and workers busy at their tasks.
One other thing I demonstrate in this video is my level crossing in full operation. I did not find a kit to my liking so I built this one from scratch. The electronics are standard off the shelf units but combined in unique ways to provide a total solution for a United Kingdom style crossing. I did have one custom circuit provided to me. It was an adjustable on-delay relay. There are six sets of sender-receiver type train sensors to ensure the gates are always down when train(s) are present.
Thank you so much for all you do.
A big thanks to Rob – I found it really interesting listening to his thoughts on his layout.
That’s all this time, folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the the Beginner’s Guide if today is the day you make a start on your own, fab layout.