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    Man this layout is incredible!!
    Cant wait to see the next installment of pics and progress

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    Going back a month or so in the thread, here's another building that is ship-shaped:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.691...num=1&t=h&z=19

    You can see more of the shape if you go to street view. It's an electronics/appliance store now. I remember it being a furniture store once upon a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schill View Post
    Going back a month or so in the thread, here's another building that is ship-shaped:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.691...num=1&t=h&z=19

    You can see more of the shape if you go to street view. It's an electronics/appliance store now. I remember it being a furniture store once upon a time.
    That sure does look like a ship! it's an impressive building even if you disregard the boat like shape - thanks for sharing.
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    Nimo,
    Just spent last hour getting caught up on your other forum thread...
    Did not realize you were here.
    Again, nice work. Great modelling, nice thread, great pics. Keep up great work. Inspiring.
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    Thanks Steve. Glad to see you here too...
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    Default Some wonderful holiday gifts - AFTER A LONG TIME

    Well, it's been a long, long time since I indulged in some real guilty pleasure, so when one of my best friends was returning to India from Texas, I couldn't help asking her to get a few stuff for me - A small lot of some of the treasures I've been eying for ages!

    Now for the sneak peek on the lot:

    The trucks made by Herpa - the red and the blue heavy trucks. The depressed flat car on which the red one sits is a Micro-Trains kit.

    The black and the white trucks in the kit, well the containers are not the part of the kit of course!

    Here is the rest of the lot - still in packets - trees, a couple of MT box car kits, an oil tanker, Model Power lights, WS biker gang, six Kato cars...
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    Now, coming to the last bit, one of my most dearest purchases so far - the Kato NW2! and I took the liberty to appoint fat Mack the job of the engineer, along with putting some black paint on the smoke stacks. Here are some photos, and a video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YELO_UvGuvc

    I have to say it's the best switcher that you can have in N scale! Extra ordinary in detail, with a clear interior cab where you can even put a figure, very nice external detailing, excellent pulling power and slow speed performance - highly recommended for every N scaler!

    And now, here is a quick birds eye view of the port - Did I mention that I completed the grain elevator in the mean time? I guess not!

    Stay tuned for more updates... Yes, there is more...
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    Default Fall in Wrightsville Port

    Well, I think this is the perfect time to model some Fall scene - so here is how Fall looks like in Wrightsville Port:


    The big trees are JTT tree kits - mostly in various shades of Green, the Fall mix is JTT set of 60 1.5" - 3" tall plants, shrubs, undergrowth etc. I also included a few home made armatures that I made from dead basil plants.









    I now like the way the background blends into the layout - the hill which was supposed to be a transition piece from the layout to the backdrop, and serves its purpose the way I imagined it.

    These are snaps using the phone camera, as my camera battery died yesterday night - better shots of the scene and individual trees coming later. Till then - enjoy!
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    Well, it's been over a year for some of the lamps that are sitting there in my storage, so during the Thanksgiving vacation, I decided to install them on the layout. Well, as for the methods etc. there is nothing much to explain than "drilling holes here and there, fixing the tiny lamps and wire them with the power supply", but the actual work was time consuming given I had to install quite a few at the same time. I will just go with the photos:








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    As you can see in the last photo, I've also made a small platform for the RDC which should help my tiny commuters get in and out of the coach!
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    Love the dock scene, very well done.

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    Magnificent work !!

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    Happy New Year to all my railroading friends!

    To start the new year with good spirit, here is the progress since the Thanksgiving vacation. Well time did fly in this last one month!

    My focus is to install more lights in the existing part of the layout at the moment. All my high voltage (12-16V) lights are installed, so all that I am left with are LEDs and 1.5 v micro bulbs.

    First, two spot light on top of the freight house facing the loading dock. This are 2mm Model Power Micro bulbs on top of 2mm dia aluminium tube and inside a thin cardboard housing, having aluminium foil as reflector. I wouldn't say that they serve a great purpose in lighting the area (which you can't expect from a 1.5V/2mm ulb anyway!) but they are very nice cosmetic touch with a great deal of realism.



    In the photo above, you can also view the "actual" spot lights made of a couple of white LEDs and you can spot that on the far left of the photo, right in front of the bridge. These twin 3mm LED white spot lights actually make the area light up!



    Now, the next bit were a couple of spot lights on the jib of the cranes:



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    Both are Mitey Lites 1.5 mm/1.5V micro bulbs in thin card stock housing and aluminium foil reflector inside. In the photos, you can spot the thin wires if you look carefully. The connection to these lights were done through the rails on which the cranes stand. Here is an overall photo:




    Now, the last bit was a flood light, a glimpse of which you can see on the picture above. For this one, I made a lamp head with six 3mm white LEDs on a 110mm tall tower.





    I have also changed the color scheme of the super structure lighting of the container ship, Betelgeuse and changed it to white from yellow. Good quality yellow LEDs are extinct in this part of the world and I didn't have enough to replace the burnt ones.


    At last, here is a view of the whole port from about 500 yards into the Atlantic!



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    Nicely done. Impressive night shots.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tell us more about the crane. Kit or scratch? (unless I missed your description....?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtown Modeler View Post
    Nicely done. Impressive night shots.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tell us more about the crane. Kit or scratch? (unless I missed your description....?)
    Thanks Steve! The cranes are all scratchbuilt - primarily cardboard, n scale code 80 rails, thin wood strips (Matchsticks or N scale wood ties), single strand electric wires, aluminum foil and common thread.
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    I still refuse to believe any of this is cardstock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimo View Post
    Thanks Steve! The cranes are all scratchbuilt - primarily cardboard, n scale code 80 rails, thin wood strips (Matchsticks or N scale wood ties), single strand electric wires, aluminum foil and common thread.
    Wow! Inspiring work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    I still refuse to believe any of this is cardstock.
    Darn it! I thought that story would stick after I mentioned it everywhere! Wondering how to make it more believable...

    Thanks by the way!
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    This whole scene is really spectacular, especially at night with all those lights. Nice photos!

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