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2mm realistic ground signals, are they possible?


-missy-

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Hello :)

 

Im back! I have been a bit stupid! I was kinda holding off posting anything until the blogs were 'fixed' but didnt realise that I could just upload the pictures to my picture thing then link them here!

 

Anyway. 2mm realistic ground signals, are they possible....?

 

I think they are. Below are a couple of pictures of the first one out of four for Highclere. Its been made in a much similar way to the other signal I have made earlier on. It will be operated by a servo as with the other ones eventually. The disk and balance weight are from a MSE etch.

 

 

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I am hoping that now I have done one I will loose interest doing the others. It was a nice little break from the layout electrics anyway.

 

Missy :)

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  • RMweb Gold

Fantastic work Missy!

 

Is the LED directly behind the disc? If so where do you source them as they are nice small!

 

Cheers

 

Tom.

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Fantastic work Missy!

 

Is the LED directly behind the disc? If so where do you source them as they are nice small!

 

Cheers

 

Tom.

 

Hello Tom :)

 

Thank you. Yes the LED is directly behind the disk. The LED is a small surface mount warm white one, I get mine from this place and Im sure there are other places too.

 

Missy :)

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  • RMweb Gold

Brilliant, thanks Missy!!

 

Tom.

 

Hello Tom :)

 

Thank you. Yes the LED is directly behind the disk. The LED is a small surface mount warm white one, I get mine from this place and Im sure there are other places too.

 

Missy :)

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  • RMweb Gold

Will you be handing out magnifying glasses at exhibitions so we can see the detail you've added. It reminds me of the Grooves layout. When I saw it it was so far above everthing else.

Donw

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Operational 2mm ground signals with lights! I can't wait to see your layout, Missy!

 

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:O Incredible! I am seriously, seriously impressed, to the point where I'm going to award that signal 6 cools B) B) B) B) B) B) I've never done that before (5 is normally the limit)

 

Truly bar-raising stuff.

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I had the privilege of meeting Julia and seeing this ground signal and the rest of the layout in the flesh so to speak last week.

I can only reiterate the comments above, the modelling is simply stunning, and great to be able to see it, albeit with the help of a magnifier, actually work! It is hard to tell from the picture, despite the rule, that this is 2mm modelling.

This is one layout that people will want to see again and again, such great attention to detail.

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Hello :)

 

WOW! Thank you guys for all those comments. Its fantastic because it really gives me so much encouragement and confirmation that I am going in the right direction.

 

Hopefully it also shows that anything should be possible to model. People just need to get past that initial 'I cant do that' stage and start thinking of ways to do things. Once you are past that then the only way to find out if it works is to try it. Never be scared to try anything, if that signal didnt work out then I would only loose a few pounds. I am always thinking of ways to do things, its just annoying sometimes that things like work get in the way!

 

Thank you again.

 

Missy :D

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I'd love to see this if I can find you at Abingdon on Saturday. I have to get some of those LEDs! I'm undecided whether my ground signals should be like this, or the earlier rotating can type of indicator that the GWR used initially.

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I'd love to see this if I can find you at Abingdon on Saturday. I have to get some of those LEDs! I'm undecided whether my ground signals should be like this, or the earlier rotating can type of indicator that the GWR used initially.

 

Hello Rich smile.gif

 

I will make sure I bring it along to the Abingdon show this Saturday. I am doing a demo there pretty much all day so come and say hello.

 

If there is anyone else going then come and have a chat, its always nice to speak to other people from RMWeb. Mark of Witney Euston fame will also be there working on stuff for his layout too.

 

Missy smile.gif

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I will make sure I bring it along to the Abingdon show this Saturday. I am doing a demo there pretty much all day so come and say hello.

 

I looked at the layout list for the show and wasn't sure it was worth the trip, but it is now!

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