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Message 1974631 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 1:31:58 UTC - in response to Message 1974624.  

Very nice. The attention to detail is really cool.
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Message 1974634 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 1:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 1974624.  

Quite fine and your're have fun.
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Message 1974636 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 1:45:11 UTC - in response to Message 1974624.  

How much space do you have for this setup?
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Message 1974639 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 2:05:52 UTC - in response to Message 1974636.  

How much space do you have for this setup?


A corner of a average bedroom - it's an "L" shape layout about 10' x 7'.
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Message 1974642 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 2:16:00 UTC - in response to Message 1974639.  

Very nice. The pictures make it feel bigger.
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Message 1974696 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 6:38:07 UTC
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Great job.
Looking forward to pictures of the next stage.
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Message 1975994 - Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 1:26:09 UTC - in response to Message 1974696.  

My friend got into bee keeping last spring. He has two hives at the moment. He calls the hives "Jackie's Toy Bee Farm". He even had a hat made with that logo. So, since I've wanted a billboard on the layout, I decided to do one for that "business". Although it's just a hobby to him, on the layout it's a business. It's going to be a surprise when he sees it.

I made it like the real ones with the support at one end. I have three LEDs as the lighting. It's made out of brass parts so that the support system will be a conductor. It's been primed and then painted with an airbrush, and then had weathering toner applied.

I found a neat looking cartoon bee background for the billboard and added the text I wanted with a graphics program (Gimp). It's the size billboard companies call "Poster" - 22' x 10' in scale. Took me about 1 1/2weeks of work on and off. It's installed near a road where it would be seen by both lanes, but most of that area is still to be finished at a later time. Hope you enjoy it.


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Message 1975999 - Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 2:39:31 UTC - in response to Message 1975994.  

That is really cool. I bet the LED's are a big help nowadays since they can be so small.
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Message 1976011 - Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 3:50:59 UTC

That is really cool. I bet the LED's are a big help nowadays since they can be so small.


Looks fantastic HAL.


Thanks!

The LEDs are a great way to do lighting for sure. The smaller ones are the ones that are useful. The type I used in this project are 1.6 mm LEDs which have leads. But in some of the other scenes I've used the SMD (surface mount device) sizes 1206 or 0806 sizes which have to have tiny wires soldered to them by hand.

Very tiny and I have to use magnifying glasses to see! :-O
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Message 1976018 - Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 5:55:44 UTC

Nice. At that scale I doubt you could do the pigeon wire on top to stop them from roosting. ;-)
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Nice scene and nice layout Hal.
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Message 1976057 - Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 13:24:29 UTC

Really great - I enjoy looking at amount of detail you small-scale guys manage to achieve, but I much prefer working at 12inches to the foot (you know where that nut landed when it dropped to the floor via your toes....)
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Message 1976957 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 17:07:48 UTC

Visitors to Yorkshire are warned of...


... the million pound train ticket.

According to the BBC (hope that fancy link works), it's for a joureny from Bradford to Leeds - a journey of about 12 miles, taking less than half an hour.
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Message 1978224 - Posted: 2 Feb 2019, 5:14:35 UTC - in response to Message 1976957.  

According to the BBC (hope that fancy link works), it's for a joureny from Bradford to Leeds - a journey of about 12 miles, taking less than half an hour.

Uber's surge pricing comes to British Rail?
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Message 1978242 - Posted: 2 Feb 2019, 8:39:36 UTC

Sponsored by the Leeds Tourism Board....
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Message 1978834 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 1:53:09 UTC

Next project is the intermodal area which has a Mi-Jack. You can Google Mi-Jack but it lifts containers on and off trucks and well cars. I have a kit with a gazillion parts I've been assembling, you can see the progress. Still has a lot of work to do - painting, decals, weathering. Will post the end result when done.


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Message 1978840 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 2:21:39 UTC - in response to Message 1978834.  

Next project is the intermodal area which has a Mi-Jack. You can Google Mi-Jack but it lifts containers on and off trucks and well cars. I have a kit with a gazillion parts I've been assembling, you can see the progress. Still has a lot of work to do - painting, decals, weathering. Will post the end result when done.

Cool, thought I'd send a link to a rail yard I drive by weekdays where they use them. Might give you an idea how Union Pacific does it for real.
https://goo.gl/maps/X9n3AunLaG62
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Message 1978841 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 2:22:09 UTC - in response to Message 1978834.  

Will post the end result when done.

Looking forward t it.
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Message 1978846 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 2:39:42 UTC - in response to Message 1978840.  


Cool, thought I'd send a link to a rail yard I drive by weekdays where they use them. Might give you an idea how Union Pacific does it for real.
https://goo.gl/maps/X9n3AunLaG62


Yes the way they are placing the containers on the ground around the area is very useful. Thanks.
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Message 1978861 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 5:55:22 UTC

Good work HAL. ;-)

BTW, are you 3D printing some of this?

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