The latest pics of progress. The roof is complete and a backscene of joined, white mounting card has been erected. Just a small section of some platform buildings and a LCut footbridge to install. I also need to get a printout of the real citadel building seen to the rear of the station - this will be pasted to card and placed in the correct position on the backscene.
The above looks a bit like a painting in a way. There is no photoshop trickery here - the photo has been merely cropped. Taken by a Fuji Bridge, F11, 1 sec exposure, ISO 100 with a slight adjustment on the white balance to prevent washout. I've used my homemade lighting rig cobbled together from an old overhead projector. A mirror has been placed at the end of the roof section to make the station look much larger.
Just under the screen - again, a cropped Fuji shot. Note the reflection of the inside of the end screen in the distance.
This picture was actually taken at night using a spotlight and a diffuser box powered by a LED 100 watt equivalent bulb (see pics below). I got the spot from a man who used to be a projectionist many years ago. The spot is as old as the hills but works brilliantly and it only cost me around £10. I was trying to emulate streaming sunlight, but, as my wife pointed out, it just looks like someone shining a torch through the roof. Some more thinking required.
Another night shot - this time with my Panasonic Lumix shoot and go camera. I used the 'Starry Night' long-exposure setting - placing my hand over the lens after about 4 seconds to prevent white out (the camera only goes down to 15 seconds exposure on this setting).
The cheap spot with my own version of a beam splitter taped to the front.
The LED diffuser box. It is just a simple cardboard box with tracing paper front taped over an ordinary bulb holder.