Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Model Railway Layouts. > Small Layouts,Planks and Micros > The art of compromise. To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  15  16  17  18  19  20   
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

The art of compromise. - Small Layouts,Planks and Micros - Model Railway Layouts. - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2020 11:04 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 381st post
col.stephens
Full Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 7th, 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 2433
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thank you Peter.

Terry

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2020 03:06 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 382nd post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, Devon, Gateway To Dartmoor.. , United Kingdom
Posts: 4820
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

col.stephens wrote:Anyway, back to the goods shed.  How to cast a smidgen of light onto the front of the shed?  What if I could redirect some of the light coming down from the pelmet? Maybe a small mirror to reflect the light? How would I fix it in position so that it wouldn't be seen?  On the rear of a building?  The mirror idea was a non-starter simply because of the difficulty in obtaining one so small.  In any event, I didn't want a building obscuring the view of the goods shed.  


If not a building, what?  I needed a small structure which was large enough to hold a small reflective surface of some kind.  I was thinking laterally by now and the answer came to me - ballast bin!  Would it be possible to make a lineside ballast bin which could hold a small strip of reflective material?


A quick search of the RM Web revealed a thread on 'chippings bins' in which the prototype measurements of a Southern Railway bin were kindly provided.  Out came the card and it was a quickly built and given a coat of acrylic paint. And the reflective surface? A strip of very shiny silver plastic from the bag in which the LEDs were packed! Recycle and save the planet!



I cut a small gap in the low embankment at the front of the layout, opposite the goods shed and glued the bin in place.  A small amount of ballast was glued at the base of the 'mirror' at the front of the bin.  Here is the bin in position looking from the rear of the layout...




And the contents of the goods shed gently lighted. Not brilliantly lit but just enough to see the goods...



More soon.


Terry


Sheer genius!!!

Doug



____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


In the land of the slap-dash and implausible, mediocrity is king
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2020 07:30 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 383rd post
col.stephens
Full Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 7th, 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 2433
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Praise from 'The Master' is praise indeed!

Thanks Doug, much appreciated.


Terry

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 15905     Current time is 01:35 am Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  15  16  17  18  19  20     
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Model Railway Layouts. > Small Layouts,Planks and Micros > The art of compromise.
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic

Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.