Favourite Photos...

Favourite Photos...
Reading Lines GP35 #3647

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Allied Warehouse & Storage...

Being switched out by Conrail SW1500 Switcher #9528...






Merry Christmas to all...
Jas.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

More Fascia & Valance Work...

Well today was a big day, managed to get the frame for the upper valance installed (the block rail to which the MDF secures to) finished, installed the ceiling panels (which are also 3mm MDF), and install two section of upper valance.
Firstly thanks for all the feedback on the colours, and thanks to Prof Klyzlr for the animated GIF too.  Next I'll post some picks of the installation today and how it all went, followed by a few photos of the different colours I'm looking at.
Firstly a corner shot showing the two section of upper valance installed.
Next shot is the internal corner and how I secured it to stay tight and also make it easily removable.
Next is the brackets that will keep the MDF straight to the backdrop and hopefully resist warping (for Alan).
Next shot shows the height (for me) to be able to reach in, hopefully this will give everyone some perspective of the actual opening.  I'm 6'2 and at this height (its actually 60" - 5' from floor to top of fascia) it works well for me, I'm setting the layout to me, and if there are shorter people well they will have to "step stool it".  
I can probably open up the opening maybe another 2" (50mm) but anymore will allow the framework & top of the backdrop to be visible to me which I do not want.
Next shots are a few of the next section of L&T that has had the upper valance installed, thus framing the scenes.
Next series of photos show the overall corner scene with 3 different coloured renders, Dark Grey, Dark Green & Black, the voting is open...
Dark Grey...
Dark Green...
& Black...
More soon...
Jas.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Another busy day on the L&T...

RDG GP35 #3647 is busy spotting covered hoppers into the plastic pellet unloading shed...


Jas...

L&T Branch - Fascia & Upper Valance...

Hi all,
Well today I decided to finally start installing the L&T Fascia & Upper Valance.  I have been thinking about the materials and method to install this for awhile.
Firstly I wanted something easy to install, relatively light in total weight, easily removable and easily painted.  I had thought about masonite, plaster/drywall, styrene and a whole range of different materials.
So today I went down to the hardware store to see what they had.  I finally settled on 3mm MDF they have pre cut sheets 1200mm (4') x 600mm (2') and this works out perfectly for the two sections I require.  The fascia is 120mm (5") and the upper valance is the remaining 480mm (19"), this has worked out to be an ideal ratio for the viewing window too.
Its amazing the difference once the scene is framed, the lighting with the fluorescent lights towards the fronts is near on perfect and it is so nice to not see any framework anymore or wiring & lights.
And this is the eye level view (my 6'2" eye level) from directly in front of the L&T Branch (JL&T Module)...
Next step is to continue on around the corner and along the L&T Branch.  I'll post some more photos of how I have achieved the installation of the ceiling, placement and the securing of the brackets for the upper valance.
Cheers,
Jas...