Clayton Point light tower....

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. zedob

    zedob Member

    That's awsome looking wire. I repeat, that is a really cool project. Throw some oyster shells around the site and it'd be a dead ringer for any number of remote Gulf locations.
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Bob, Coming back to see your progress I am in awe. You have a skilled and patient hand!
    Beautiful project!
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I appreciate the kind words, guys.

    The firefly circuit is assembled and tested. While I had hoped for something a bit less strobe like, it will do for now. Overall I'm pleased with the effect and the Baka Electronics kits are satisfying to assemble---once you get past their halting command of the English language, i.e. "THE FIREFLY CIRCUIT IS FLASHING CIRCUIT AS USED TO DECORATE FOR NIGHT, WHICH IS FLASHING CONTINUE. THE CIRCUIT IS USED TO THE LAMP 3 VOLTS FOR RESEMBLE THE FIREFLY." I wish I was kidding...
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    If I'm not mistaken, "Baka" means "Fool" Japanese...I guess it applies to the translator, Geez! :D

    I've constantly wondered when Razor wire came along (was it the 1970's?) and how to model it, and that's a splendid job Sahygetz, and I must congradutate you on your wonderful work that easily rivals those meticulous German models! Good Job! :thumb:
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Lookin' good Bob. :thumb:
  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Great work! :thumb: What amazes me is that such a little scene will no doubt make a big impact on the layout "look". Really, really great job of modeling. (Would a very thin coat of elmer's glue on the light bulb knock down some of the brightness and diffuse the light?)
  7. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I love your workbench/reading material shown in the razor wire how to picture. I wish I had the multitasking ability to read while I worked - especially that book!
  8. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    That installation will be as secure as many military installations. The LPB's will have quite a time trying to get in there to paint the tower, tank, or do any other mischief. Very nice light assembly. I have marked this one to possibly use on my layout.
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I appreciate the compliments, guys, I really do.

    Miles, I believe razor wire came into vogue in the early 60s during our visit to Vietnam. It made for a quickly installed, secure perimeter when run in a 3 by stack around the firebases that could easily be left behind. Ran a few feet of it in my daze as an MP:thumb:

    Happy Birthday, Rayballoon6

    Herc, I usually frost all my glass with a light coat of DulCote, makes for a nice dirty window look and save me from having interior details in all but the biggest buildings. I wanted it to be remote, away from alot of other buildings and such so it was important for me that it hiold its own as an attention getter. The final scene will have a very small drainage canal, a small pier and a run down cottage---the only structures within 4-6 feet on either side of the finished layout.

    Thanks, David. Where it is going on my layout is fairly remote so I gotta keep them taggers at bay.

    :thumb: I do alternate between studying and model work though I am guilty of having some brainless mind candy on the tube from time to time..."Deadliest Catch" or something from the History Channel:thumb:

    The fencing is now painted and the oyster shell paving is still wet from the scenic bonding method I use. Next up is the chain link fabric.

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  10. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    great effect Bob>:)

    Ribbon wire(Razor being a brand so I was told) had its first crude form in WW1 by the Germans. Concertina wire is just ribbon wire in a preformed loop that made it easy to use.

  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  12. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    That is a very impressive piece of work. I have to ask - what are you using as the flasher circuit?

  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  14. Chris Beard

    Chris Beard Member

    Just viewed your light tower. Nice work as always. When are we going to get a circuit for the light house on the club layout?

  15. modelsof1900

    modelsof1900 Member


    I'm not all days in forum and now have seen your fine tower model!!! The fency top is a great suggestion! I'm wondering again and again about all the many fine ideas!! And I love such fine done modelling jobs!

  16. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Looks great, Bob. :wave:
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, guys. I just found some silver tulle and so will be able to finish the fencing this weekend.
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Finished...whoo hooo:thumb: Noticed the one corner came loose and have since fixed it. I did tie troublesome corners with a fine steel wire that seems to help hold it on top. I plan on modeling the outside perimeter of an ammunition depot or prison as I do like the effect of the razor wire.

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  19. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice job, Bob.:thumb: :thumb:

  20. Chris Beard

    Chris Beard Member

    Bob, the project looks great.

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