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Author Topic: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project  (Read 943 times)

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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 12:09:28 pm »
Well after the baseboard and backscene were all in place I thought about the shape of the scenery that will go on the layout . I'd used the florist foam before and found it really good for making different shapes etc and thought be perfect for doing hills etc so layout doesn't look flat

I just simple used a mini saw and a sanding block to make shapes with the foam , did get everywhere a bit but nothing a good hoover couldn't fix  . most of the foam is now glued in place . thinking of putting a mini backscene on left of the layout to tie in with the valley on the left hand side .
will be covering the foam with filler to make a good base to start with and that's what I'm aiming to achieve this evening























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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 12:34:54 pm »
Hi Mark,

All looking good.

Two questions though. I have come across the florist foam (chucking it away through work, I'm a gardener) and thought it could be useful on a layout but then thought it was too crushable. I know you say you're going to cover it with filler but just wondering if it would be a bit unsturdy? (Probably because I'm a clumsy git!)

Also, if it is useful as you obviously think, is it expensive? I don't go into florists as people talk and if my wife doesn't get any flowers then questions will be asked. Nosey whatevers  :D.

Looking forward to more progress.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2018, 12:49:33 pm »
Hi Weave , hope you are well

it is crushable with a bit of weight on it , but that's me fully pushing down on it , but its not a lot as its pretty compact . think its where its the dry stuff rather then the green wet one I think you can get. As you know its really light though so will help with the overall weight of the layout for transport and lifting

I picked these up from the range a while back for another project , I think they were around £1 per brick so not too bad for the price . I expect could be picked up for cheaper

will update with results after the filler has gone on and see how sturdy it all is , but fingers crossed I think should be ok

Mark

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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 05:45:55 pm »
Hi Mark,

Thanks. I was thinking of the green stuff and wrongly thought that they were the same. They are expensive and crush like a Wotsit. I had to move one once  :worried:. Don't tell Mrs ? from ?  :no:

Seriously, I came clean and she was OK about it and seriously I'll look into what you're doing as seems a better idea to me than polystyrene packaging.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2018, 08:46:42 am »
Hi All

Don't you find when you really get going on construction of a layout you find that you just don't want to stop !

managed to cover most of the foam with filler from poundland last night whilst up the club , should hopefully be dry by time I go back tomorrow evening so can tidy it up and maybe give it a coat of paint . Will also feedback how its reacted with the foam and hopefully helped it to become bit more tougher.

I also had bit more time in end to give the backscene a coat of blue , will need second coat

here is couple photos from last night












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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 09:21:34 am »
Itís looking good.
This is my favourite part of modelling. Doung the scenics and seeing it going from a mess to a believable scene of everyday life.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Durley Valley - Bit of Fun restoration project
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 12:21:34 pm »
well we unintentionally tested the strength of the foam last night , after giving the filler a sand I had given it a coat of paint . whilst doing the painting it softened the filler a little and whilst doing something else in the club the layout got knocked over . Was my own fault as I left it stood on its end as was looking at something underneath . Anyway where I'd left it when it fell over it fell against the edge of a table so did dent one place in the filler , not very deep but still a decent dent that I managed to repaint ok . I'm happy its robust enough though as , it was still wet from the paint and it had taken the full weight of the layout falling onto a cornered edge but lesson learned.  I also gave the back scene sky  second coat of blue















 

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