Hope leave them on all night, the last couple of times I've been past is on the empties to Hardendale around 3am! Must admit, I'm envious of the view from your house beyond the railwayNow I understand. A couple of weeks ago Network Rail installed a sort of level crossing base so road/rail vehicles can get on and off the tracks. They put in floodlights too which unusually are switched on all night, every night. But they are positioned perfectly for Pete to take photos.
Deutsch pacer just need to record one going down to Morecambe, mind you the squealing would break all your windows after 2 laps of your railway
I feel your pain with large scale and other junk over the 00 layout.Progress at last. As you may have read on another thread I had great difficulty getting backscene boards for the layout - I‘m no good at cutting straight and accuratly - I finally got some in June from White Rose Woodworks in Bedale, found quite by chance as my regular Summer Sunday job was driving the Lancaster - Richmond - Bedale bus service. However, with the project having been stalled so long, I just didn’t have the interest or motivation to do anything on the layout, instead I signed up for a online course via zoom learning to play double bass.
However, some enthusiasm came back a few days ago and with three consecutive days off work I’ve finally made some progress. The first day was occupied dismantling the layout and moving it all into another room - where it was very much in the way. Day two was occupied installing LED strips on the framework supporting the layout (the nice brown stained wood in the photo below). Today I’ve fitted the backscene boards and put the railway back in place.
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If you are wondering why the backscenes are on the inside, it is just in case I ever exhibit the layout. They will normally be removed when the layout is at home. I need them on at the moment is to enable me to finish the scenery, especially on the far side of the layout which will have some low relief buildings.
You may also be puzzled as to why I fitted lighting underneath wherethe layout is. I’ve not totally lost my marbles, on the shelf below the layout there is a 00 gauge railway hiding amongst all the boxes/junk. The 00 layout is due to be sold or scrapped after its final exhibition appearance at Chapel-en-le-Frith in February next year (should have been 2021 of course). So when the G scale layout is finished, I’ll move it down a shelf where it will be nicely lit by the new LED strips. A new 00 layout will then be built where the G scale currently resides. I hope its not such a long time to the next update.