Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Toosdy Niters

It's been coming down cats and dogs for the last two days, and last night the heaviest came down whilst the guys were over. Our numbers fluctuate, but tend to be around the eight to ten number. Though a combination of rain and winter flu kept the numbers to just four.

The progress on SSC has been a bit stifled by a backyard makeover that will probably be finished in the next month or so. Anyway I'd requested some input from the guys about lighting on the layout, and they of course obliged. I had been planning to use globes however the lighting level was just to poor. So 2ft single tubes have been put in. Two for each long side and maybe one on the end.

The lighting seemed to get the nod, although I may lower the fitting slightly as Daz thought it would throw a better light over the module. Yep easy done.

By the end of September all the track work needs to be down, so that I'm on track with the time goals I set myself. The deadline also means all the back scene painting needs to be completed also, as well as the electrics.

Now although our numbers were few, we still never shut up all night, lots of modelling banter being thrown about, and Craig with his latest modelling efforts! He does keep himself busy that bloke! A good night, and a good bit of rain fell as well.

That's it really, seems I've gotten a bit slack with the photos, so no more posts till there's something to photograph,

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yep, still here, just busy

It's getting a bit late, but I must confess it's taken a while to read through all the blog updates that have come through today! I'm not complaining it really is great to have contact with such a great group of active modellers.

For me this week it has been bit all over the place. I spent some time fitting some fluorescent globes that I'd thought suitable for the lighting. The globes even at a 20watt power rating were really very poor at lighting the scene area. I will be able to use a couple of these globes to light up a couple of corners but the majority of the modules will need tube fluorescent lighting.

A trip to the local Bunnings had a couple of the short fittings in the car. A quick put up and wire up had me feeling a bit more confident with the lighting of the layout. The weight of the module is always on my mind, and keeping things simple has always been the idea.

This week the Boys are over for Tuesday Nighters, so some feedback on the lighting would be welcomed.

This Friday Daz and I are off to Murwillumbah for their Bi-Annual Show raising money for the schools P & C. The show is very well organised and the layouts are not the same each year keeping the show fresh and inspiring. The last time Darren and I were invited to present Darren's layout 'More' it was four years ago. This weekend will be the last time outing for 'More'. It really has been a hoot helping Darren present his layout.

So that's about it, busy, Birthday, Soccer, Gardening, Retaining wall construction, the list goes on. Anyway next weekend will be a break from the normal routine, but welcomed, Oorroo! Geoff.