The lighthouse at Vincents Landing

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  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    Decide that the point at Vincents Landing needed a more prominent light rather than the beacon that was there before,so here is the result, ahouse next to it under construction

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    jimmybeersa Member

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    This is the back ,which willnot be easily seen on the layout

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    jimmybeersa Member

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    Mounted at site but not yet fixed, light still to be connected. Looking for something that would give a good bright light I found a Neon indicator lamp that had a magnifying top, I carefully cut the top off with a file... mounted it in front of a mini lamp with a bit of foil behind it and boy does it give a good light...if you look carefully at the first picture it can be seen through the front window

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Really neat Jimmy! :thumb:
  5. jmarksbery

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    Jimmy, I like that alot. Your layout looks great. Also I still need your e-mail address to send you the plans on the building, OK.
    :wave:
    Never mind, I got your e-mail off your web pages. The plans are in your e-mail. Enjoy, Jim
  6. interurban

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    Hi Jimmy I bet you miss our snow:D :D :D :D :D
    That is a great addition to your great layout!!
    Well done:thumb:
  7. satokuma

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    Great little lighthouse..is is scratch built or off the shelf, could use one of those for the harbor.:D :D :D :wave:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Very nice!!!!! I can hear the waves! Beautiful scene Jimmy!
    Ralph
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I love it Jimmy. A real upgrade from the beacon. You idea to magnify the light is ingenious.
  10. jimmybeersa

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    Satokuma........ Down where we live , no Hobby Shops so it's scratch built for every thing, the basis for the tower is a plastic core from my wifes sewing room,its the conical tube her cotton comes on. The covering , plinth and outer walling is an industial two part putty that dries extremely hard ( when baked for a few seconds in the microvawe (waited until the owner went shopping)
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That's funny! ;) :D I don't know the source for this quote, but it is one of my favourites, especially when trying to make ground foam in the food processor:

    "It is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission."

    Nice work - on the lighthouse, and the judicious use of the microwave!

    Andrew
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Good looking lighthouse you got there!