Modelling On A Shoestring.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:51 pm

Very nice. Looks the part.

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Post by Lindyloo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:30 pm

When I started my railway layout I was intending to do the whole thing for £50 :lol: :lol: :roll: Not including the trains obvs or the baseboard or track, purely the scenery and buildings. This was hastily revised to £100 which means I have to scratch build everything and be very inventive. For example the other day I noticed the zip locks from zip lock bags make very good litter bins once weathered :lol: :lol:

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Things always cost a little more then expected and it is why cost cutting measures can be important.

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Post by IanLMS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Just to add a few things I have done to save a penny or two when it comes to the railway;

Baseboard - The top was made from 2 x wardrobe doors, 3 x sheets of ply from a pallet, spare T&G chipboard loft boards and a 3mm fibreboard from back of wardrobe (to make up depth of the doors to match the loft boards.

The forest floor was made using contents from tea-bags - I found the redbush variety looked better than the standard PG Tips!

The static grass applicator was built following Luke Towan's guide on You-tube and cost under £25 in total. Most of that was on the Neg Ion Gen posted from Australia. The rest was made from a plastic peanut tub, an old sieve (mesh), some 50mm plastic pipe, a spare 12v power supply and a spare on-off switch. Even with buying all of the components, it would have been less than £40 and gives the same results as a £100 plus model.

Trees use twigs from a hedge, drilled with small holes and sea-foam inserted, topped with various flocks. Much cheaper than proprietary trees.
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Post by twalton1145 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:59 pm

IanLMS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Just to add a few things I have done to save a penny or two when it comes to the railway;


The static grass applicator was built following Luke Towan's guide on You-tube and cost under £25 in total. Most of that was on the Neg Ion Gen posted from Australia. The rest was made from a plastic peanut tub, an old sieve (mesh), some 50mm plastic pipe, a spare 12v power supply and a spare on-off switch. Even with buying all of the components, it would have been less than £40 and gives the same results as a £100 plus model.
Hi Ian,
I used the same guide but bought the 6 way switch he suggested and am scared to wire it up! :oops: If you have used a simple on-off switch, could you please let me know how you wired it?
TIA
Ted

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Post by Bandit Mick » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:05 pm

Lovely modelling IanLMS.


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Post by mijj » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:43 pm

Lovely layout, well done :) .
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Post by IanLMS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm

twalton1145 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:59 pm
IanLMS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Just to add a few things I have done to save a penny or two when it comes to the railway;


The static grass applicator was built following Luke Towan's guide on You-tube and cost under £25 in total. Most of that was on the Neg Ion Gen posted from Australia. The rest was made from a plastic peanut tub, an old sieve (mesh), some 50mm plastic pipe, a spare 12v power supply and a spare on-off switch. Even with buying all of the components, it would have been less than £40 and gives the same results as a £100 plus model.
Hi Ian,
I used the same guide but bought the 6 way switch he suggested and am scared to wire it up! :oops: If you have used a simple on-off switch, could you please let me know how you wired it?
TIA
Ted
I have attached a diagram but not sure if it helps much. Much better to follow his first edition video where he used a simple slide switch.
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