Sunday, 30 October 2011

Truck Weigh Scales...

I'm making up some truck weigh scales for the Exceda Mill site. These are simple details that I find interesting. All that is needed is some stray pieces of scrap styrene and a small piece of either columns..H or I.

Over the next couple of days I'll be putting some pics up showing how this was 'thrown' together to make something of a convincing scene piece of its own....

Friday, 28 October 2011

Prototype Road Stripes... we have an example of something I've seen some modelers get into a snark about. The type of patching seen here is supposed to be non-prototypical.

Oh really?

Well, it seems that, in this case, it was done to seal longitudinal cracks running along the road. Mind, this is done on secondary roads around here. It may not be done everywhere.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Have To Add Something Here

I am working on a piece at the current time that is a little complicated as well...going to be interesting here in the old house!!

OK...First Time For Anything.

I've done a few things around trains and music..namely my Emerald, Leemer & Southern Route. An N scale model railroad that is currently being built in a 10' by 16' room in my basement. I have been having a few operating sessions on it with a couple of friends who are pitching in to help this little one as he has a few medical issues that sort of keep me in line, so to speak.

My musical interests also keep me pretty busy..learning a new DAW( digital  audio workstation). I'm finding all kinds of neat things about recording my work in my own room down here as well...such as need more sound treatments and an isolation box for vocals.

What is an isolation box? Funny you should ask. In my case I found that using 4 inch foam 6 feet square makes a perfect cube shape to keep vocals from getting mucked up with extra background blocks sounds as it were.

Over the next little while, while my health remains with me (mmmm..that doesn't quite work...), I'll be posting about my discoveries and some other curious things I've come sound and trains.