Monday, 20 March 2017

Argh! Distractions

I confess that I have been distracted from the marina for the last five weeks. The other layout has taken too much of my time. Check it out here. 

One of the jobs was to paint and attach some H beam onto the dairy wall to act as a conduit for the wires attached to the lights in the awning. Five weeks later and the job is done. If you look carefully, you can see the H beam. During the process the sign came off the dairy. I'll need to glue that back on.

I also primed the future bakery.

Next to add a bit more paint, find the windows that are stashed in a safe place, and paint some doors. From here the famous "Billabong Pies" as well as biscuits, cakes, etc, will travel across the state. I performed a quick Google search. The name doesn't exist so I'm claiming it.

I also primed the fuel depot as well.


  1. Hi Tom,
    Tha backscene with the trees, Is it commercial or home made?


    1. Hi Bob,

      The backscene was home made. I went down to Bobbin Head on a sunny day. I took the photo on the the waterfront in Orchard Park, near where the track starts to Apple Tree Bay. I took five portrait shots overlapping a little bit and stitched them together in photoshop to create a panoroma. I stopped when I came to the marina where Halvorsens is (or was). Then I snipped it into sections to fit onto A3 copy paper and printed the images off on a photocopier. White boarders were trimmed and it was glued on using a UHU glue stick. If I was to do it again I would make it smaller as the image is pixelated up close but I don't really notice it at 60cm away.

      Hope this helps.

    2. Thanks Tom,
      It looks good. How ironic, I live 2k's away from Bobbin Head as the crow flies.

    3. It's not too ironic. I bought the Fletcher's house a few years ago. I figured you were nearby from your post about overhead wiring a couple of years ago, as the image at the top of the post was a familiar location.