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Old 06-09-2010, 02:46 PM   #21
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Hi Brian. Thanks for the comment.

Actually, I am not quite sure. One person commented about the sharp cut-off of the mountain, especially on the left end of the layout. So I am toying with the idea of reducing the height of the end pieces. I'll decide after I have moved the layout and can see it from the front.

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:12 PM   #22
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A good layout, one of the first ones ive seen in z gauge, quite a rare gauge because of the cost and lack of availability. we have some at work and i have to admit i have been tempted but gone with n gauge again.

Any upcoming events? wouldnt mind seeing it in the flesh and the workings of the layout.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:15 PM   #23
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Hi Matthais.

You have trains at work? Nice.

I will be exhibiting in Inverness in two weeks time and then Elgin in November. Details on my website (see sig).

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:15 PM   #24
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Dear Friends,

Very short message as I have to be up at 05.20 tomorrow, sorry.

I've added two pictures of entire layout to my website (see signature). Comments welcomed.

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:50 PM   #25
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Sure do have them at work, work at YMR, the shop just off york station.

if your ever down pop in, just ask for matt
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:35 PM   #26
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Dear Friends

Several night scenes have been added to my website (see sig.). Just to whet your appetite, here is my favourite (empty loco yard).



Enjoy!

Just a week to go until the Inverness exhibition!

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Very nice Chris, Good luck with Inverness. Regards
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Thanks Brian.

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Neat! I like the night-time look.
Enjoy your visit to Inverness.
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Thanks Flashbang.

The effect was an accident. It was just beginning to get dark and I was a bit in a hurry so I focused right in and set the white balance to filament lighting and disabled flash. I then set the aperture as small as it would go and hit the "Go" button. The shutter was open for 8 seconds (probably the maximum on my camera) and after a little bit of gamma correction the result looked like a moonlit night, there being just enough daylight leaking over the backdrop to give the blue tinge. T'simples!

Most of the photos on the webpage were done that way except for the first two which were taken later when it was late at night.

The layout is as good as it is going to be for next weekend although tehre are three faults (maybe more that I haven't found yet) namely, one dead track section which will have to be manually switched in and out, and two signals that don't change aspect but which do switch the current supply so are not fatal. I will have to deal with that after next weekend.

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