I’m not sure being away from our layout “Ambleton Vale” for a few days is really a good thing. As we couldn’t fiddle with the layout, instead the mind took over and started to think of ways we could add more interest to the setup but keeping it simple. Now we know this is nothing new but we have decided to go with a soundscape or two. We don’t want an overall sound running for 6 or 7 hours at an exhibition, that would be annoying to everyone but something that comes and goes and is position specific. Sort of sound puddles perhaps one over the Horse race course and another that takes in the cattle market and station. Most of our engines already have onboard sound.
I spent yesterday researching all the ways it could be done, some very simple and some a bit more complicated. I found 2 or 3 model railway specific sound modules plus a system that looked very simple and ideal for us but once I’d watched a couple of video reviews thought better of it.
Now our philosophy at Amblet...
When Anna and myself aren't building/exhibiting our model railway "Ambleton Vale" this is what we do. Here we are playing at Royston folk club last night. This photo got put up by someone this morning and was captioned beautifully by Mr Chris Nevard (Model Rail Magazine etc) Made us laugh ;-) especially as we do always mention our n gauge railway at gigs. Sometimes cheers and sometimes jeers LOl ;-)x