So today I spent some time doing some models. These include some fence posts, a picnic table, a 3 cubic metre industrial bin and a screen door. I also spent some more time on my dunny. I created the pan that gets removed out the back door. I also attached the door and yes it opens and closes on some new hinges I created. Weren't they an absolute pain to create.
The industrial bin, the screen door and a picnic table
The dunny, the seat that lifts up so you can check for redbacks and the pan with its bucket handle
This week I also glued a plan of my proposed HO clubroom layout to some cardboard and created a scale 3D model of the layout. I just feel that some people cannot visualise a multi-deck layout.
The 3D version of the layout for the HO shed extension
That just leaves me one week before the next Club Meeting to present the track plan which I will also draw on some other copies of the photocopied layout design, but these won't be in 3D, but I will have some potential scenic suggestions annotated on the plan. On the front right Blob, there will be a return loop on the bottom level as well as a spiral up to the top deck around the edge of the mountain. The bottom deck at the front will be staging, and will incorporate another return loop around the bottom blog, with a helix inside this up to the top deck. The bottom level along the back wall will feature a large station complex for the passenger train fraternity and the finger to the right hand side, may well be a mine comlex. The finger off the left hand wall will be a branch on the back side (it may even be 12mm narrow gauge) and a rather complex shunt area on the front of that peninsula. I think we will inclue a timesaver shunting puzzle within this area so we can amuse members and visitors alike with some real complex shunting. There will be lots of other places to shunt wagons to on this deck as well.
Well, haven't I had some issues with the delivery of my recently purchased camera from WOW. The first attempt was ballsed up by just 30 seconds, with the wife seeing the TNT delivery truck backing out and driving off as she came in the other end of the street. They want someone to sign for the delivery and with my luck with the wife in and out like a yo-yo going to school, the shop etc., it is just certain she and courier will never meet up. Re-delivery was attempted at my work address two days later at the roller door to our dock down a lane way in the middle of the city. But the courier reported that the company was closed at 9:16am - I don't think so sunshine! I'm sure the
With a bit of luck, next Saturday I may be able to create a cradle to secure the camera so that it fits into a 20' container slot on one of my container wagons and it will be able to do the rounds of the layout, puched by a sound equipped loco.