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 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2009 12:53 pm
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 Can't wait to see the finished model. It's going to be excellent:doublethumb



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It looked just great to me before you spent the time and effort correcting the problem.  Are you going to make the "little family" to live in Proctor Farm ?

The bowed porch line was much more obvious in reality than in the pictures. An oddity I suppose. Maybe that is because the pictures were never "in line" with the edge. Either way it's done and fixed.

The little family? I do intend to do something in that regard. Just have not gotten that far yet.

I've been busy painting the inside of the house, not much to post there. I tried to put on the shingles of the porch roof, and they interfered with the siding, could not put on the siding until I glued the entire house together, could not glue the house together until the inside was painted. You know how all that goes.

It took three coats of black paint to completely block out light. I am now painting a light green to cover the black. Care to guess how many coats that will take?

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Some small progress has been made on the house. I have now painted the inside a light green color, although it may be a little darker than I really wanted. I'm sure it will be fine, in that it will be very difficult to see inside anyway.

I have painted the inside with three coats of black paint and three coats of the light green. The light does not shine through it now! The whole thing just glowed white before the painting. It would have looked more like a lighthouse than a farm house.

This is the upper story turned upside down. The large holes are for the light to shine up through.


The lower story also with large light emitting holes. I'm thinking about making a basement, if you will, below the house in the foam "ground" for the light to be mounted in. I will be testing that theory to see if enough light gets up through the holes to light up the windows. I may have to put something around the light to reflect it up, time will tell.


Did you ever try and hold something in your hand and take a picture of it with your camera in Macro Mode? Almost Impossible! Didn't realize how much my hands shake!
Didn't quite get it centered, but you get the idea of how big it is scale wise.


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Wonderful work as always Wayne, should make a nice talking point with the family once completed.
A bit of an heirloom too I'd imagine.



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You might want to think about separate Leds indifferent rooms, as in most house you would not have all the lights on at the same time, it's fairly easy to do, all you have to do is have a couple of brass strips as your bus laying say along the base, and then take a wire from each side of the led down to the strips, making sure that you take the same side from each, normally when you buy the Leds, one side is longer than the other.

Then test it works, I have a  set of two 1.5v battery's joined and then a wire from each end, this then has the power to light each building, once it works, you can then take two wires from the bus to you main power supply for your lighting, again separate from your track supply.

This will give you a better look than one light, lighting up the whole of the building.

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you dqn`t realise how small the scale is till you see it in perspective.

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what`s happened to the smiley ?:hmm

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Alan, if I use two LED's with the brass strips, how does that allow separate lights to come on? Guess I'm just confused, but that's only normal! :hmm

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I photograph the inside and bottom of one of the buildings that I have just lit, to show you.

 

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The photo below shows three bulbs wired to two strips of copper wire, then the red and blue wires go to the power supply, or another set of copper strips, depending on how you feel you want to wire your buildings. The bulbs then only light up the sections that you want.

For me I have used this way for individual buildings and also a group, then take a set of wires back to a bus/another strip of copper, this way if I have problems with a building I only have to take out the wires for that building.

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Simple he says, hate see what hard is :roll:. Totaly lost this wiring up thread, still i try and follow it ometime when i do mine.

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Alan - I think I can see what Wayne's driving at.  Presumably, you have to have a light-tight wall between each room you want to light.  i.e. say you want to light the kitchen, living room and a bedroom, you'd have to make sure all the other rooms were "light-tight" and blocked off from the light source. :roll:



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got it in one Peter.
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Oh I thought that Wayne was having trouble understanding the wiring of different bulbs'/Leds.

Looking at previous post from Wayne I thought he had sectioned each room off and then put a hole into the floor, from which he hoped to light with one light.

Looks like the hat might be staying with me :hmm

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Thanks Alan. I need to locate those copper strips, have not seen them at the stores I frequent. I'm sure they are on the internet somewhere.

I have been busy working on the farm house again. On this model I have chosen to use windows and doors from "Tichy Train Group". This first picture shows you what they look like and what I am doing to the windows to get the look that I want. One door and one windows have been cut out already.



Now they are laying in the siding walls, nothing bonded yet.



I just had to sit them in place to see what they all looked like. The panel on the left is sagging some, but you get the idea.


I have begun working on the porch deck. The angle on the house will support the deck along those walls. This part of the build will be real delicate. There is not much to support the decking, so I have been doing some hard thinking on how to get it done without damaging it as I work on and around it. It will be interesting to see what happens as I get more into the deck.

My intentions for the windows and doors are to paint them, install the glazing, then bond them into the exterior siding, then bond the siding in place. I'm not sure I have enough access from the bottom to bond the windows in after the siding is installed.


Well there you have it, it's starting to actually look like the kids house!

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Those windows look neat Wayne.  Never heard of "Titchy trains" - is it an American store ?

edit - Just Googled it - looks like they do some pretty interesting stuff and not too expensive either. :thumbs



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Wayne you can get the copper strip on e-bay and by the way it is
adesive on one side so you apply it like sticky tape.

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Its coming on a treat,Wayne.Can't wait to see these lovely buildings in situ on your layout.

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Wayne it looks excellent! You're going to need appropriate figures too.

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It's amazing how when you start putting windows and doors into a building, it comes to life, great really great, I so looking forward to seeing you model the kitchen units :mutley

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