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Afraid so!  The good news is my waffling on about timetables is now complete as the walls at the wolves/derby end are now done.

timetables-b-endThere are 8 of these boards, each with 16 timetables.

into-the-gloomIf I do say so myself its starting to get the feel of the place now.  ie. grim!

The bad news is I am now thinking about the lights that go under the roof.  As these are on all of the time they are going to have to work! Not knowing the best way to do this I built a quick mock up of a section of the ceiling.

light-testthe light on the left is just a LED shining through a hole in the foamboard.  The one on the right has its ‘section’ lined with foil.  The difference is quite marked.

 

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John McAleely
7 years ago

Interesting picture of the lights. Which do you think is the most accurate in appearance? The softened edges of the one on the left ‘feel’ more interesting to me, but I haven’t seen photos of the station concentrating on this.

Will these be the only illumination in this area?

John McAleely
7 years ago

Hmm, lenses will change them again I suppose. The one on the right certainly kicks out more light, and I’m guessing you’ll need it!

liddy lydford
liddy lydford
7 years ago

Hi Jim, I’m fascinated by your industrious and experimental approach. Just from my subjective viewpoint, I feel the reflected light will be the key criteria in contributing to the atmosphere. Your prototype photo shows a very yellow cast reflected off the platform and fittings and deep shadows. I think the brightness and colour of the leds will be the crucial factor, especially as the leds are at a fixed distance.
Regards Liddy

Chad Bevan
Chad Bevan
7 years ago

Do the lighting units on the BRUTE ramps work, Jim?

Chad Bevan
Chad Bevan
7 years ago

Haha, fair enough! Have you any thought on what season you’ll be portraying BNS in? As sad as I am, I’ve cross referenced your model with the real thing (it’s really rather good), but noticed in winter the platforms get wet and dirty.

Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch
7 years ago

Hi Jim,

Can’t wait for the roof to be on – mouth watering in anticipation! Will you include the overhead wires on this section or do you plan to have these independent from the roof? Should imagine the incorporation of all the OHLE will be very tricky with such a complex layout.