Birkenheuvel update

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Rob Kievit
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Birkenheuvel update

Postby Rob Kievit » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:56 am

Just a few snapshots to show you how things are changing at Birkenheuvel. The preceding story is here:

Since then, I have mainly worked a bit on the scenics.
* Took pictures of the trees behind our garden, printed and cut them out and stuck them to the backscene
* Painted the two sheds, the wooden one in traditional North of Amsterdam green boards with white-lined grooves; and the brick one in traditional Hilversum sand brick colour with sky blue woodwork
* Grew some green stuff alongside the tracks and "ballasted" them with coal dust
* Done some pruning in the neighbour's garden and brought home a tree trunk as a reward, which was planted on the layout as a scene breaker
* Added a roof to the narrow brick wall on the right

Following a suggestion from Ian Hodgkiss I added a second track between the sector traverser and the little turntable, which gave me a proper runaround.




The loco has been given a front cover from aluminium foil; and it's now fitted with a Lenz decoder, giving nice slow running.

However. The Gn15 modelling is now taking a back seat, because I'll be focusing all my attention on my Om layout (1:43 on 22.5 mm), seeing that the October Gauge O Weekend is approaching rapidly.
Thumbs up for digital modelling (using your fingers, not your keyboard)

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Postby Artizen » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:34 pm

Really nice!
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Postby Tomo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:34 am

Very nice indeed! There is a lot that can be learned from studying photographs about how to design a small layout.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:25 am

Coming together really well Rob, seems a shame to stop now :)
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