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Offline 1936ace

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Brick walls
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:24:52 am »
Hello everyone,
I wish to have my loco depot enclosed by a brick wall.
I've got the little hornby lyddle end office and gate set( I think it may be part of the gas works set) but I've got no brick wall to join up to it.
I had a look on hattons thinking met calf may do something but I could not find any.
What do people use to build their brick walls
Thanks in advance
Bart

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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 02:51:31 am »
I've used bits from an old Heljan kit:



But you can fabricate your own using plasticard, or building sheets by Peco or Ratio.
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 06:33:46 am »
You could download files from Paperbrick

http://paperbrick.co.uk/index

Or from Scalescenes

https://scalescenes.com/scratchbuilders-yard/

and then stick them onto 0.5mm plasticard.  That way you could scratch build any wall you liked.
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 06:47:32 am »
Just noticed that there's half a roof missing from that building.... see what I mean when I say restoration required on my layout?!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 07:06:49 am »
Just noticed that there's half a roof missing from that building.... see what I mean when I say restoration required on my layout?!  :thumbsup:

you mean its not an architectural feature  ;)

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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 07:08:43 am »
Another vote for plastic card. Easy to paint and get a really good effect -- one coat of brick colour; dry; another coat of mortar colour, quickly wiped off, to leave the mortar in the recesses; then airbrush weathering as necessary.

Card is fine enough for photos, but IMHO always looks like printed card in the real life. Looks okay, I guess, if all the buildings are card, but mixed with plastic or resin buildings tends to look (again, in my opinion) a bit flat.

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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 07:14:28 am »
Yes, I feel you should stick to one or the other. When mixed the difference between the two is fairly obvious.

Then of course, we can visit Roger's wonderful Wrenton and, as NewportNobby says, take up knitting.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 07:28:36 am »
Another vote for plasticard, I've tried paper But personally didn't get on with it. though I've seen some good models using paper and card.

Even though in real scale you shouldn't see the uneven surface of brocks and mortar in this sacle it seems to look wrong without it..

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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 07:30:52 am »
I've often used Faller 272405  factory wall which is the same as the wall shown in @Bealman's photo above.   I spend a tittle bit of time with a craft knife replicating/cutting the brickwork lines over the small mold circles to disguise them, after that a base coat of brick red and some weathering works wonders.

http://www.osbornsmodels.com/faller-272405-n-scale-factory-wall-16384-p.asp
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 07:49:36 am »
The Peco stuff is an early product dating back to the early seventies (is it still around?), and is ridiculously thick and difficult to work with.

However, that thickness is just about right for a brick wall.... all it needs is some capping. In the past I've used the sides of their tunnel and bridge mouldings.
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 09:12:42 am »
Plasticard. If you glue two coffee stirrers together then put those) in a framework between two sheets of plasticard you get a wall about the right thickness.
Coffee stirrers placed along the top with grooves cut to indicate joins will represent coping stones.
Works for me.
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Re: Brick walls
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 11:31:47 am »
Thanks everyone,
Went to frontline hobbies today,a bit of a pick me up for my dad before we headed to the oncology hospital and they suggested card as they had nil in stock of anything remotely close to what I wanted.
I’m not very skilled crafty wise so I’m really liking that faller wall
Again thanks for all the help
Cheers
Bart

 

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