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Postby DCRfan » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:32 pm

Gnifficent :lol:

Please stop giving me ideas for the 12v floro tube tried unsuccessfully on Waitakere as I've got to finish the rest first :P
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Postby John New » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:37 pm

As an electrical dunce this is probably a totally stupid question for those in the know. Years ago in the last century (early 1970's) when I ran a mobile disco like other DJ's I used flourescent tube starters in the wiring line to make my disco lights flicker/flash when we couldn't afford "sound to light" units. Risk Assessments weren't big in those days.

Does the technique only work on mains voltage or is this a way to get 12V bulbs to flicker for things like arc welders?

Apologies to DCRFAN if I missread what he meant above about 12v flourescents.
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Postby michael » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:07 am

Great Stuff Andrew! lots of gnew Ideas to store away for the future, the whole lot is really taking shape.
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:56 am

John New wrote:As an electrical dunce this is probably a totally stupid question for those in the know. Years ago in the last century (early 1970's) when I ran a mobile disco like other DJ's I used flourescent tube starters in the wiring line to make my disco lights flicker/flash when we couldn't afford "sound to light" units. Risk Assessments weren't big in those days.

Does the technique only work on mains voltage or is this a way to get 12V bulbs to flicker for things like arc welders?

Apologies to DCRFAN if I missread what he meant above about 12v flourescents.


I did actually mean to use the floro tube for layout lighting not lighting effects but how to fit a lid to a round pizza with a top to fit a long floro tube :?
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:41 am

G,day Paul....I have round fluro lights in my house, they are about 12 inches in diameter :) . Have been thinking of using one over my garden pot layout, they are around the same dia. as my track :D .
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Postby andrew milner » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:16 pm

Well they (whoever 'they' are :D ) say a layout is never finished but this one is 8) At least it's as finished as I'm going to get. As the deadline is less than a week away, I've done as much as I can (but not as much as I wanted to :cry: ). Some photos without the lightbox (I've blown the tube :roll: ) just to see which angles will be best for the final photos :lol:
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I have gone partly with Steves suggestion of the built up area. As there are streetlights on the other side of the fence, it made sense to show the 'other side' of the street, where the coal merchant is. The scrap dealer to the right may be a familiar if ironic name :D .
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Postby michael » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:43 pm

Andrew that looks fantastic, I really like the way it all seems to blend into the background now. I also like the tractor in the scene.
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Postby Bob Taylor » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:56 pm

Its all come together very nicely indeed. Great work.

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Postby andrew milner » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:59 pm

Thanks Michael, not quite up to Macton level yet! When I do the 'final'pics, I will do them at a higher resolution to hopefully show the dead leaves on the ground etc and also spend time getting the lighting right. The Fordson's cardboard too by the way :D (thanks Jim Snee)


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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:09 pm

Wouldn't have known the Tractor was cardboard without you saying Andrew. I've had to revert to Firefox as my other browser won't show the photos :cry:
Glad I did looks great 8)
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Postby cjwalas » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:37 pm

Beautiful job. What a great feel this one has. Congratulations!
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Postby michael » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:15 pm

Wow I didn't realize that the fordson was card either, that is really impressive :!: :!:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:16 pm

Superb Andrew, has really come together well. Makes for a very convincing scene and the cirle of track is far from obvious. Really looking forward to seeing your final photo's for the contest.
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Postby Glen A » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:04 pm

Fantastic effort.
I too, like the tractor.
I also like the way the simple grey backdrop on the left completes the scene nicely. I also like that sign on the front fence. In fact I like it all :!: :!:

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:19 pm

Wow, this has come out really nicely :D Looks like a dreary monday morning in Yorkshire, very evocative 8)

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Postby Tomo » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:34 am

I agree the background does tie the scene together nicely.

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Postby DCRfan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:11 am

Fantastic work. You just saved me a weeks work as there is now no need to finish my layout with competition like this.

The tractor is cardboard :shock: , come on, pull the other leg :lol: although I guess you'll say it's cardbord as well :wink:
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Postby andrew milner » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:28 pm

Thank you everyone for the kind words, kinda makes it all worthwhile :D

Paul, after spending so much time already, you'd BETTER finish, the progress reports on your layout and Chris' are the reason I kept going back to mine :wink: , didn't want to let the side down!

As Chris said on his thread, this challenge got me to build my first ever layout (and I'm on with the second!) so for that I'm grateful. I nearly quit when I saw the standards but in the end I realised-
a) I'd spent nearly a year making it :?
b) there is more to life than winning (only kidding :lol: )
c) if all else fails, try bribery (free figures for votes? - through a third person of course!)
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Postby michael » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:37 pm

if all else fails, try bribery (free figures for votes? - through a third person of course!)

:shock: Which reminds me..... I think I sent some money to a third person for some of said figures :twisted: :twisted: I was very busy with house building at the time. :lol:
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:34 pm

Andrew Milner wrote:The Fordson's cardboard too by the way :D (thanks Jim Snee)
edited to give Jim his credit for plans by Ed Bertschy


Ya know, I'm liking the way these well finished card models are sprouting like thistles and dandelions.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:35 pm

so good, wondering whether its worth sending my photos in :cry:

the whole competition has kick started so many good ideas :lol:
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Postby andrew milner » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:23 pm

There were a couple of pictures I liked but couldn't decide which to put on the competition thread so here they are, hope you aren't toooo bored :wink:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:35 pm

I particularly like your last photo Andrew 8)
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Postby crcepelak » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:24 pm

Nice work Andrew. Love the tractor.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:04 pm

Fantastic atmosphere your layout has Andrew, I find it hard to believe it is your first layout, well done.
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