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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #210 on: February 26, 2021, 07:42:22 AM »
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I was thinking channel marker buoys.  Channel marker buoys and their lights are, in fact, red and green with green to starboard departing a harbor.

I concur.  I learned it exactly the same way: "Red, Right, Return."  Of course, being red-green colorblind, I tend to beach most of my boats.  :D

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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #211 on: February 26, 2021, 10:49:41 AM »
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Here's a reference more specific to my model.


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« Reply #212 on: February 26, 2021, 02:23:29 PM »
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Here's a reference more specific to my model.



Ah.  So what's been tripping me up is that typically under a bridge like that the channel will also be marked with appropriately colored and arranged buoys.

EDIT:  In shallows and close quarters like this the channel may be marked using lights and colors on pilings rather than on tethered buoys.
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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #213 on: February 26, 2021, 05:11:48 PM »
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26 February 2021. Carried on with kitbuilding: finished the houses under construction and the scale house.





And I've installed the yard buildings I finished yesterday, along with the yard light.



In other news, I began roughing out the propane dealer.



Plus, I started detailing the property around the factory.



And finally, I'm fitting the rolling lift bridge mechanism with switches to control its movement: press a pushbutton briefly, and the bridge will raise or lower and then stop, unattended. The switches will also control navigation signals installed on the bridge itself.

Oh, and here's a reference image I've been using of a nearly-identical bridge crossing the Shark River in Belmar, NJ.


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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #214 on: Yesterday at 10:53:54 AM »
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In other news, I began roughing out the propane dealer.


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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #215 on: Yesterday at 02:44:34 PM »
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26 February 2021.
Plus, I started detailing the property around the factory.



Looks like a future superfund site.

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« Reply #216 on: Yesterday at 04:00:58 PM »
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Looks like a future superfund site.

Hah!  I was thinking the same thing.

Hey DKS, got a minute?  One of those should have an open top painted with green glow paint...   :D
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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #217 on: Yesterday at 04:59:54 PM »
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You mean like...



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This scene is a typical scene that could be found by any railroad trackside in the 1940's through 1980's.
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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #218 on: Yesterday at 05:26:49 PM »
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27 February 2021. Finished the tool shed.



But I gave myself two other new projects. After living with the Arnold Rapido switch tower for about a week, I tore it out. It just wasn't right.



I replaced it with the little Kibri tower that was originally chosen for the job but reassigned as the control cabin for the rolling lift bridge.



Then, just for giggles, I plopped the Arnold tower next to the bridge and, despite being much too large for the job, it perfectly fit aesthetically.

I also received the kit for Rock Falls passenger station, and while it looks like a modest whistle stop, it's actually slightly too big for the space. I also didn't like how the kit was made: all of the brickwork was (crudely) printed on self-adhesive paper. So the hunt is on for a new kit, although I may need to bash something given the paucity of retro whistle stop stations.

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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #219 on: Yesterday at 05:44:37 PM »
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You mean like...


Either that, or flowing out of the drain pipe into the bay.


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Re: Newport & Rock Falls: Another Retro Micro-Layout
« Reply #221 on: Yesterday at 06:29:39 PM »
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  I could see a few C.H.U.D. in there :o

Not a retro enough movie reference. Should have gone with Morlocks.