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Slowly but steadily 'we' advance down (or up) the platform.

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Regards always...

Bob

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Looking good Bob.

regards Lez.

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A few further set down this evening.....

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Regards always

Bob

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Hi All....

Just a post to bring you up to speed.....

The intention is to take the 'paved area' only as far red line, and thereafter the platform surface will be 'ash or tarmac' with a brick edge to the white 4'x2'...?

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Have a great weekend, stay safe, stay home please my dear friends and model!

 

Regards always...

Bob

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Hi.....

Comments appreciated on the intention to form the remainder of the platform along similar 'lines'...?

Ash...rather than tarmac?

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Bob

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It should look fab Bob.

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31 minutes ago, BobM said:

Hi.....

Comments appreciated on the intention to form the remainder of the platform along similar 'lines'...?

Ash...rather than tarmac?

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Copyright remains with Warwickshire Railway

 

Regards always

Bob

 

Hi,

Hope that it'll work through okay, looks likely to be cutting of  2'x2' enmasse through the coming weeks! Thinkin also of using the sand / loco coal ash medium used on the goods yard surface as the basis for the surface,

 

Regards always

Bob

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Hi Bob, 

 

I think it will look good. What about a suitable grade sandpaper coloured and weathered? That might do the trick and much easier to do a dummy run and see if you like it or not? 

 

John 

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Hi Guys.....

A posting with a SVR theme.....it was great to hear, see and smell that distinctive tang once more after an enforced break....2857, 75069 and 7714 all in operation today.....loadings seemed good, all pre-booked  compartments and socially distance policy onboard....

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Have great week guys, stay safe.....

Regards always.....

Bob

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Evening Guys....

Have placed the 4x2's in situ along the remaining length of the platform.....

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 Just musing the next stage- 2x2's to edge (white line and the grey shaded area being ash surface...?

 

Regards always...

Bob

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Hi

A final posting for this evening.....

2x2's in place.....hope this looks right..?

Can be removed if out of place.....

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Ash area shown in grey.....

 

Take care guys please, and as always stay safe,

Bob

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It's starting to look the biz Bob.

Regards Lez.

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Evening guys.....

Will retrieve the DAS clay from its container in the fridge and undertake a little further grouting of the slabs on platform 1 now that the edging is down....

 

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Regards always, stay safe guys.....

Bob

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Hi...

Just an observation....DAS clay straight from the fridge is much more malleable than on opening?

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Evening all......

Have 'grouted' the slabs, will allow to set prior to a light sanding down and grey undercoat, a few of these slabs required resticking as they came away as the clay was rubbed in, seemingly not enough adhesive used initially?

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Will let you know how I get on.....!

 

Regards always....stay safe...

Bob

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Getting there Bob.

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Morning all...

After an early and interestingly different experience dental appointment first thing this morning and a shopping stint, have spent a while lightly sanding down the residual bumps an lumps of DAS clay from the 'tile' paving slabs to smooth.....

 

Have some Tamiya acrylic Deck Tan which should be okay as the base colour for the slabs....?

However the intention is firstly to place down the 'ash' surface, oven baked silversand being used as the base which then will be coloured with Arley loco yard ash.

 

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Regards always....

Bob

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Afternoon....

Have applied pva to the surface of the areas which will be formed to represent ash, and sprinkled over silver sand, which when dry will be  given a preliminary grey wash.

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Regards always

Bob

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Hi....

Have applied a wash of thinned dark earth to the sand which is to for the base colour and which has soaked in and is in the process of drying, after which as scattering of baked sand and yard ash is to be sprinkled on, which is lighter in colour, finally a smattering of drak loco ash for contrast, as per the goods yard surface?

 

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Bob

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Evening Guys.......

Here's the current 'state of play'......

Hope to paint the slabs in Deck Tan later?

 

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Regards always

Bob

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Looks good Bob.

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Evening guys......

Advice time please guys.......

Have reached this point.....

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Have followed a similar steps used in the forming of the wooden platform and the granite  steps.....but halted as I am unsure how to proceed with platform slabs, so any advice would be gratefully appreciated in terms of both colouring and perhaps dry brush forming...?

I have applied a base colour then removed it with both light sanding back and a with a fibreglass pen, but unsure how to move forwards?

Considering taking it down further with sandpaper and the pen to get the base colour even?

Further work yet to be done on the ash surface too?

 

Regards always

Bob

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I think it looks pretty good. I'd be tempted to try mixing a suitable colour then apply it with a sponge to get an even tone and one that resembles the texture of the prototype. Personally I'd then use powders to pick out individual areas. 

 

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So Bob. Pick 3 colours. Paint individual slabs at random with the two darkest colours. Once dry, dry brush with the lightest colour. Then when it's all dry rub a dark mortar colour weathering powder into the whole thing and wipe off with a damp cloth. Same as you did with the sets and the brick walls mate. The same technique applies to all surfaces Bob it's only the colour choice that's different.  

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Hi.....

Thinking of perhaps two shades of mid-dark grey and a lighter grey/tan to highlight?

 

Any need to remove a little further of this base with light sanding, I think it's a bit 'heavy'..?

 

Regards always

Bob

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