Birmingham New Street Station Log(Hello from the UK)

 
  hotdogpants1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Here.
Nice stuff!
I like how you put the Predator poster on it. Smile

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  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

To draw a line under this one I have now weathered the shelter and painted some of the windows with Revel clear yellow.  A simple drinks can on the roof and this one is finished.  I must admit its been a great little project!



Cheers

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

OK

Last time I post a picture of this - promise!  

A spot of work on the path, tiny spots of dark grey depict discarded chewing gum and equally ting spots of beige with an even smaller spot of white give an impression of discarded cigarette butts!



Its a long time since I hand rendered type. Needs a little bit of cleaning up but overall I am pleased with this little scene!  

Cheers

Jim
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Excellent work! I like how you mentioned earlier "a soldering iron and some scraps of plastic" amazing what you can acheive with time, patience and some scraps! Well done!
  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
Jim, Very authentic looking, and with those cigarette butts, very Brummie!

I've said it on YMR & I'll say it here..

True inspiration you are!
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Having now seen the shelter - and indeed the entire attached station-under-construction part of the layout - I can vouch for the fact that it all looks even better in real life.  

The smaller works such as the detail can be seen better on photos but they are all there and add to the whole scene.

Superb stuff.
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

Fancied a simple quick project but something that fits into the 'out of the ordinary but very ordinary at the same time' folder.

The point of a billboard is to get your attention and most do this quite well, however take away the poster and they kinda disappear into the urban noise.  However a normal billboard is just sheets of plywood.  Luckily for me the one on the Odeon cinema is a back lit type and I found a picture of it looking pretty derelict with no poster and the innards on show.

So an evening with microstrip and this is the result



Hope you like it

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Thanks Guys

Been messing around with the plank again!  



Also some more experimentation with long exposures and a single white LED





Cheers

Jim
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

OK

Last time I post a picture of this - promise!  
"jim_s-w"
Looks fantastic! Well Done
  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
What is real and what is not!

New Street looks better than ever!
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Thanks Eddie

(hope the second two pics of this post take you back!)

Spent my time this week working on the platform tops for the wolves end of the station thus-



While I have this board in the house I took the opportunity to do some more 'LED' piccies



This one uses a single LED as the light source and a 30 second exposure



This one uses 3 LEDS to give a wider spread of light again with a 30 second exposure.  Lights in the background and a feint exhaust added in photoshop

Cheers

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

More low light stuff, this time, aside from normal finishing theres no photoshoppery on this one.



Sometimes you just have to take advantage of what you are doing at the time.  In this case I was weathering the platform surfaces with a wash thus the chance to try a rainy night shot.

Cheers

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

I have been busy with the pepper!  Using sludgy grey paint and ground pepper to represent the mouldy stuff you get on damp walls. I have also used Klear for a leak that is still wet.





Fancied a little play with Black and white too.  



Cheers

Jim
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
looks great Jim, the effect on the wall stands out. so you add ground pepper into the paint?

-Mitch
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi Mitch

I paint the wall and stipple the ground pepper into the wet paint with an old brush

HTH

Jim
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
However you administer the pepper workmanship of that quality is not to be sneezed at.
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

The use of the pepper certainly spices up the look of the walls.  Laughing
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

The other afternoon I built a couple of street lamps -





Built from 0.6mm. 1mm and 1.6mm metal tube with the base from 1/8th Plastruct.  The head is shaped from microstrip and the access panel from paper.

Regular visitors will know that because the layout is set in the day, I dont need the lights to work however I fancied a working one to match the one above.  Of course the finished item had to look identical so -



The inner workings,  A surface mount LED soldered to the 0.6mm tube with a single strand of coated wire fed down the middle.



The finished lamp as lit.  I am assuming that one lamp has gone a but wrong and will stay on!

Cheers

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

A few more items of smaller street furniture.



The temporary bus stop uses the middle of an EFE wheel as its base, copying the real things.

Cheers

Jim
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Brilliant work there on the street lights!  Very Happy
  julesmwatson Junior Train Controller

Yeah, great work there, Jim.

I've been using the 'Johnson's Klear' marketed as Pascoe's Long Life here in Aus. Fantastic stuff - thanks for the heads up.

Jules
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Thanks guys

Just a quick note to say best wishes for all those caught up in the flooding,  It looks properly awful on the news here.  

Cheers

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi all

I have for a while been meaning to model the large brackets the bridges of Hill St and Naviagation street sit on.



As I need 8 of them I thought it best to design a little etch.



The above shows the 2 parts assembled.  



The completed bracket



And again, sat on a penny for scale.

Cheers

Jim
  jim_s-w Locomotive Driver

Hi All

most of my platform lamps are different in one way or another.  Some have no extra bits, some have Phones, some HST stop signs and some loadspeakers or combinations of some/all



the one at the front of the layout has all 3 - makes a change for the complex one not the be hidden by something else!  A little etch for the folding base thing!



Cheers

Jim
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Your work is nothing short of superb!

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