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Glue the card down first with castellated sides to pass under the rails.

 

I think Al wants to finish the layout this century!

 

Mike.

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Unfortunately IMHO the curving of the base card an that the ash does not go under the rails and around the chairs spoils your effect.

 

Perhaps experiment on a separate short length of track separate from the layout. Glue the card down first with castellated sides to pass under the rails.

 

Gordon A

 

No I agree, that's not brilliant, but it was a very quick experiment and is just laid on.

 

If I do go down the route of using card, it will be glued down as you say.

 

Not sure I want to spend the rest of my days cutting gaps for the sleepers though... :)

 

Cheers,

 

Al.

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How about going for a bed of  commercial ash ballast which you can then vary the colour after it has hardened off.

Using this method you can fill the gaps under the rails and other hard to reach places.

 

Gordon A

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How about going for a bed of  commercial ash ballast which you can then vary the colour after it has hardened off.

Using this method you can fill the gaps under the rails and other hard to reach places.

 

Gordon A

 

Yes, I was looking at that, and also silver sand, I think it's called - the very fine sand used for arts and crafts - which might be a good alternative.

 

Al.

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If you just used the rails with chairs on (i.e. no sleepers), you could lay the flat ground first, then put the rails on top.

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If you just used the rails with chairs on (i.e. no sleepers), you could lay the flat ground first, then put the rails on top.

 

Well you would say that now I've glued it all down, wouldn't you! :D

 

It's not a bad idea - at least for the plain track, although the turnouts would be a problem.

 

But, I have a cunning plan...

 

Al

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I've decided what I would do with the back of the baseboard.

 

So I have constructed some low hillside using PVA glue and newspaper:

 

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and having done that, I felt the urge for some flockage.

 

Some of you will have seen my technique for static grass before, but for those of you who haven't here's a quick recap.

 

I use this to stick the grass down with:

 

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It's Artists Acrylic paint, in Burnt Umber. It dries to a nice dusty brown colour, very reminiscent of soil, and therefore looks good when the static grass is applied sparingly.

 

The paint is applied neat, in a thickish layer:

 

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The static grass I use for general ground cover is a mixture of these two:

 

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The latter being WWW Scenics 1mm .

 

Mixed together, they create a nice muted green which I like.

 

So then, wielding my trusty fly-swatter / tea-strainer:

 

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I apply the grass:

 

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And then the other side:

 

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Once all the loose is hoovered off, we are left with this:

 

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When it's dried thoroughly, a quick brush with the hand will make it stand up nicely.

 

That's all for now, thanks for looking,

 

Al.

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This evening, I've flockaged the grassy knolls. :O

 

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So there was nothing for it, but to add some wallage, and some stockage...

 

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That's getting quite a Derbyshire feel to it. It'll be even better when I build my own walls, instead of using Javis cast offs...

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Al.

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Very nice Al. That's looking the part already.

 

 

Rob.

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Has Stanley Unwin taken over the thread?

 

Mike.

 

I couldn't even try to match that...

 

Al.

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Wallings looking goodly mate. Pity they will be going, but I do like the J94, lubly little Loco.

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Wallings looking goodly mate. Pity they will be going, but I do like the J94, lubly little Loco.

 

Cheers Andy.

 

I will be replacing the wallage with my own version, but I'm hoping to match quite closely the look of the Javis ones. The issue I have with them is that they are quite short pieces, and they don't join up together very well for a long stretch.

 

I suppose I could spend time modifying each piece, but I think it's probably just easier to build my own.

 

Al.

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O Alister_G,all deep joy and thorkus for great laugh'n tittery. O yes. and all things flockage. All the best Adrian.

 

Hi Adrian, thanklybold for those worms of wisdy, deep joy to see proper uselage of Engly languid.

 

Al.

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Hi Al, just past this location twice yesterday. Good to find you modelling again with another Peak scene.

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Hi Al, just past this location twice yesterday. Good to find you modelling again with another Peak scene.

 

Hi Jonathan, thanks very much, nice to hear from you.

 

Al.

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I see the kitchen table is still being used for this masterpiece. . .  so my serious question is, where do you eat?

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I see the kitchen table is still being used for this masterpiece. . .  so my serious question is, where do you eat?

 

On the front room table...

 

Al.

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My memory of the C&HPR was from the 1963 winter. My Dad & I went to Friden to get coal out of one of the wagons there as usual deliveries had stopped to due to blocked roads. I think it must have been part of a coal delivery for the brick kilns or the fires in the offices. My dad was contracted to deliver bricks and collect sand.

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Friden was one of the bits of the C&HPR I looked at modelling, but I decided that to do it justice would require a much larger baseboard area than I could accommodate. The sidings and buildings there are a modellers dream, but it's BIG!

 

Al

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Friden was one of the bits of the C&HPR I looked at modelling, but I decided that to do it justice would require a much larger baseboard area than I could accommodate. The sidings and buildings there are a modellers dream, but it's BIG!

 

Al

 

and you could include the works' narrow gauge system as well. I once had a summer job driving one of the Ruston diesels before starting teaching.

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A little bit of kit building this evening.

 

This is the Ratio grounded van.

 

After sticking the 5 bits together - roof, sides and ends - the first thing I did was add some masking tape over the roof:

 

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and then I attacked it with a scalpel:

 

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Then I painted the roof in a base coat of Humbrol 32 Deep Sea Grey, and dry brushed some Humbrol RC413 Engineers Grey in streaks.

 

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Where the "tarpaulin" roof was torn, I painted the exposed roof with the Engineers Grey.

 

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Then the whole body was painted in Humbrol 70 Brick Red:

 

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Then I picked out a number of planks in Humbrol 237 Tan, and Humbrol 29 Dark Earth, and then gave it a number of washes of the Engineers Grey over the top:

 

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Under this light, the photo looks nothing like the real thing, so I took it to the layout to take some more representative photos.

 

I don't yet know where this will be situated, so here's a few shots in different places:

 

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I need to build something for it to sit on - probably just some old sleepers - and add some clutter around it.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Al.

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A little bit of kit building this evening.

 

This is the Ratio grounded van.

 

After sticking the 5 bits together - roof, sides and ends - the first thing I did was add some masking tape over the roof:

 

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and then I attacked it with a scalpel:

 

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Then I painted the roof in a base coat of Humbrol 32 Deep Sea Grey, and dry brushed some Humbrol RC413 Engineers Grey in streaks.

 

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Where the "tarpaulin" roof was torn, I painted the exposed roof with the Engineers Grey.

 

attachicon.gifladmanlow94.jpg

 

Then the whole body was painted in Humbrol 70 Brick Red:

 

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Then I picked out a number of planks in Humbrol 237 Tan, and Humbrol 29 Dark Earth, and then gave it a number of washes of the Engineers Grey over the top:

 

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Under this light, the photo looks nothing like the real thing, so I took it to the layout to take some more representative photos.

 

I don't yet know where this will be situated, so here's a few shots in different places:

 

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I need to build something for it to sit on - probably just some old sleepers - and add some clutter around it.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Al.

 

Don't forget the solebars.

My free one of these with RM was consigned to bin as unbuildable, presumably the original one is a different proposition as you prove!

 

Mike.

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Just found this, having followed some of your previous threads. This looks really good, keep it coming.

 

How is the Land Rover?

 

Martyn

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