Wardell Bridge

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Thank you Bob, and kpnuts, for your comments.

I am currently painting the rest of the bridge a cement colour (light grey). I looks like its going to need a few coats.
Afterwards I will experiment with splattering darker grey colours on the road base to make it look like concrete (fingers-crossed). I am a bit apprehensive about that.:sad:
 
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After three coats of paint I am happy with the fresh concrete look.
I am not going to show any weathering. As a lad, during one summer holiday, I worked three months for an architectural renderer. From this, I have come to like clean coloured images with no signs of pollution. So my diorama, hopefully, will be likewise.

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Started painting the road by splattering dark grey paint on the cement coloured road. Some areas became over splattered.
Then I dry brushed the dark areas with cement colour and the light areas with dark grey.
Followed by pointillising the patches in the same way, until it all looked fairly even.

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Thank you cuneyt for your comment.

Finally painted the road surface for the span section. It was tricky.
Also painted the road markings and installed road reflectors.

Bottom pictures: I was playing around with 1/72 scale cars.

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Thank you kpnuts.
It would be good to see a double-decker go through the bridge span. ;)
 
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I am back after a long spell. Too many things come and gone to talk about it. So I'll just upload several update photographs of things done since April.

Cleaned up and painted parts of the console. Below shows what is under the Control Panel.
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Below is a cleaned-up and revamped Control Panel.
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Nice to see you back on this build Peter, it's coming along fantastically.
 
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To continue:
The Control Panel needs to be rewired, so I opted to do it the same way as the create wiring harnesses for automobiles. That is, to lay it all out on a flat board.

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I thought I would get this done in a day, but it actually took me few days. There is close to 60 wires, and each one had to be laid in and recorded. Most of the wires had small plastic numbered tags attached to their ends, for easy identification.

Then the top portion of the harness got attached to the underside of the Control Panel.

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It still looks like a mess. But that will have to do, considering that nobody will be able to really see it.

Then the whole Control Panel got placed onto the console and the bottom portion of the harness attached to the three terminal strips.

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Most of the opposing connections to the terminal strips get wired to two D-Connectors affixed to the rear panel of the console.

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Thank you papa 695 and Snowman for your thumbs up. Much appreciated.

To continue:
Since the console interior is to be a Wiring Diorama it would be nice to have it lit. However, to make it even more of an interest and to save electricity, I decided to add a Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor operating the interior lighting. The interior lighting only comes ON when it detects a heat-source (human) walking near its vicinity. As soon as the visitor walks away, or switches the display ON, the interior lighting turns OFF.

The PIR had to be mounted above the proposed kick-board. So an angled bracket was made for the PIR.

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Cutting a portion of the original front panel for the kick-board.

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Lined the console edges with felt (dyed gray).

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Lined the inside of the edges with strips of LED lighting.

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Had to drill holes, through the perspex, in front of the PIR sensor so it can detect Infrared heat waves.

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Finished Wiring Diorama in full display.

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Thank you Polux, monica, papa695, and liberator61 for your encouraging comments and :thumb2:
Hope you all will enjoy a specially creative 2018.
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Now that the wiring diorama is basically completed, I can forget about that part of the project.
At this stage I started thinking about the landscape. That is, the river bank areas.
Here is the North side. My first objective was the staircase, and build from there.


Above: 7 years between these two photographs.



Created footpath under the bridge and up the hill.
 

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It's a pleasure to watch (for me it must be a mine field for yo)