The four low voltage halogens from IKEA are now installed.


The plastic mounts have been stripped off and discarded and the lamps are mounted on 6mm ply screwed to short battens which slot in behind the backscene. The wire was later terminted in chocky blocks which make it easier to string the lamps together in parallel. After the exhibition, these will probably be replaced with some sort of plug & socket system.


The lamps in position:


As you can see, there is now some more grass on the hills! The surfeit on the tracks has now been hoovered up…

Author: Simon Wood

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