Wednesday 29 October 2014

Night scenes (HO scale) from the Web

It's my intention that my layout will be highly illuminated with street lights etc.

Found this French website/blog which displays numerous photos of the author's very impressive layout, many in night-time mode.

The guy's a genius!
Flicking through his blog, one finds a treasure trove of how to do articles. It's an excellent blog.

Currently listening to:

Never get sick of this and just now I'm playing it for the 5th time in a continuous loop.

Last night's dinner:

Lamb's liver and rice and onion/mushroom gravy
Currently reading:

Downloaded a sample of these political diaries to my Kindle.

They're very good but also quite expensive - might look for a copy in the local library - fat chance.

Drumming practice update:

This Samba drumming lark is endlessly fascinating.

A very simple pattern has been required of the Caixa players for the last few weeks at both the Tuesday night class, and, by coincidence, at the  Saturday morning class.

It's basically this:

RH Loud, LH soft, RH soft, LH Loud, RH soft, LH soft, RH Loud, LH soft and back to the beginning.

But, as the pattern speeds up, I tend to do this - although I don't realise I'm doing it.

RH Loud, LH soft, RH Loudish, LH Loud, RH soft, LH soft, RH Loud, LH soft and back to the beginning.

It takes the leader to point this out or for me to record myself practising the pattern at home.

The effect is that instead of the required 3 loud beats (accents) of 2 plus 1, the listener hears 4 accents of 2 plus 2.

I've been working on this pattern for much of the afternoon trying to kill that Loudish right hand stroke, practising it and recording it again and again and again.

There are signs of improvement.

Miscellany 1:

We cycled alongside the Clyde today - the water was like a sheet of glass.
Miscellany 2:

After a difficult start, I'm beginning to get to grips with the relationship between Truth Tables and Truth Trees.

Truth Table

Truth Tree


  1. Those are some impressive night light scenes, good luck achieving that i'm sure you can but the effort and time must have been unreal, if you hadn't said I would assume the last two pics were real photos to show comparison! very nice.

  2. Time is the issue, isn't it. I plan to chip away at mine for the next few years and then when I get completely housebound, do longer stints!