Now we need to finish the work in the areas that will be hard to access when the overhead lines are installed.
We start from the track side and shape and position the polystyrene slopes blocks.
We fix the blocks with vinyl glue, hand shaping them if necessary, utilising their flexibility.
We continue positioning the blocks on the side opposite to the buildings.
The Blocks are now complete and blended into the rest of the landscape. We just have to wait for the vinyl glue to dry.
We coat the blocks with plaster and a coloured mixture . The initial very dark shade will tend to lighten considerably over time.
We refine the grouting and coloring.
We then proceed with the grass planting . We use 13mm, 6mm and 3mm fibers scattered with our “home-made electrostatic tool”.
Let’s proceed with the road side planting. We use common undiluted vinyl glue.
Now let’s make the undergrowth, this is made up of various colors bushes and small shrubs.
We plant new self-built trees with copper wire and Busch turf foliage to the left of the area.
We then finish the planting on the track side. In this area we are figuring uncultivated and abundant vegetation.
Vegetation is also high near the sidings.
After installing the AKA Models street lighting we test the final effect. Truly a beautiful night time scene.
We have installed 3 types of street lamp posts: Modern: excellent fine posts and precise detail in the ceiling light with the classic orange diffuser. Bowl lamp: nice base detail and bright opalescent sphere. Cone lamp: very small size.
This is an overview from the opposite side to the previous picture.
Our traffic light, built a long time ago, no longer holds a candle to the detail of the new accessories. We decide to replace it with the one designed for AKA Models, made to exact scale.
The level of detail is remarkable, considering the dimensions are to exact scale. The traffic light has three tiny 0402 LEDs, but with a real life colour tone and brightness.
Below is a test board operation video. The control board with Microchip technology provides the following features: a) driving one or two pairs of synchronized traffic lights b) brightness control for individual lights c) test mode d) Italian mode (without yellow between red and green) e) European mode (with yellow between red and green) f) night mode with flashing yellow
The board provides three selections / programming buttons and additional outputs for connection to an external keyboard (*optional)
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