Model Railway Stuff from 2014.
Section 1: Installing lights
|Devised this simple wooden cradle which was inserted from underneath the baseboard through two drilled holes outside the hotel entrance|
Constructed an even more complicated cradle which worked on the same principle.
Tried a different approach for the row of lights outside the station front.
Also used Electro-luminescent wire.
Stained Glass windows
Section 2: Printing off images from the internet to add to the scenery.
The idea is to print the images in a size reduced to H0 scale eg this Noilly Prat advertisement.
|Or this Restaurant logo.|
But mainly I used the method to create groups of people.
Section 3: Using Lego.
I was never keen on Lego as a child - I hated the fact that flat surfaces were always covered with those little nobules. However, I have to say that Lego has made quite a contribution to my layout this year, despite the nobules.
|Images on the internet like this one were the impetus to my trying Lego.|
|Tried different mixes of bricks for a backing to the ceramic theatre facade.|
|Settled on black and white and am really pleased with the result.|
|Another success story.|
|As was the roof to this building.|
Section 4: Purchases.
Figures - from Germany
Vehicles from Germany
Buses from France
Street furniture from Germany.
Tin plate aeroplane from Madagascar
Card cut and fold buildings from France.
Jouef Train from France
Obelisk from Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow.
JEP Locomotive from France via Canada
|The real thing|
|An 0 scale JEP train set I saw for sale in France this year.|
Section 5: Various views of the diorama