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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2014, 07:07:44 pm »
Nice work Mick keep up the good work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2014, 07:24:06 pm »

Some of you may have recognised my trusty Beldray work bench :laugh:


Very spooky, I have exactly the same work bench including the cover  :o

Although you would not think so if you saw my shirts  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2014, 07:51:06 pm »
Love the sweeping curves of the road. This is going to be a good  project  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2014, 10:55:37 pm »
What? And put all those grannies who knit my Shreddies out of work? :o
No way, Josť :no: :angel:
who are these grannies that knit your underpants?
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2014, 03:58:22 am »
I wouldn't worry about Caz' comments too much, Mick  :-X the layout is coming along nicely.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2014, 10:30:42 am »
Looking good Mick but a bit disappointed I can't see any rubber or pink ballast.   :-X

So what is that funny black stuff under the track? :P
I haven't got round to ballasting yet ;)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2014, 10:58:45 am »
Over to you Caz... starting to think I'm pleased I never got to the Conwy show.... ;D
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2014, 03:47:37 pm »
Having said from the outset this layout was to make mistakes (and get 'em out of the way), hone my skills and report successes/failures which may help others, I turned my attention to the middle scenic board and the creation of the scenic webbing to be covered with kitchen roll soaked in a water/filler solution. Silly me tried to get away with using the solid sheet of aviary mesh but I just couldn't find an easy(ish) way so experimented with cardboard strips. Mildly successful, methinks.........



Not being totally happy with it, I experimented more with the mesh and think it will give a better result..........



The last pic doesn't really show the great variety of contours so hopefully this one will show it in a better light.......



You'll notice I had to give the hardboard road some medical attention :doh: :-[

I am far happier with the mesh so will attempt to replace the card formers with mesh, the only hazards being frequently punctured by ends of wire and trying not to staple myself to the baseboard :ouch:

Any comments/questions welcome :wave:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2014, 04:03:57 pm »
To my simple mind the cardboard knitting seems to take curves better than the wire mesh in this instance. I`m sure your get it right one way or another. Its certainly taking shape though. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2014, 04:11:19 pm »
You'll notice I had to give the hardboard road some medical attention :doh: :-[

Yeah I n oticed it has a band aid  :D
It's looking good though.
I'm watching this with interest as I have to do something similar on my two end (return) modules.......and don't really know where to start!

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2014, 05:31:18 pm »
After stabbing myself a couple of times trying to use mesh I opted for the easy option and used polystyrene foam.  I used a mixture of the 2 inch thick boards of foam suitable shaped and the spray foam, although if you use spray foam you only need to spray less than half of what you eventually what you want to end up with at it seriously expands.   :-[

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2014, 09:25:09 pm »
I did consider expandable spray foam to fill tricky spaces but decided I'd just end up with a complete winter layout :uneasy:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2014, 11:13:05 pm »
Forget the kitchen roll soaked in weak filler. Use some strips off an old cotton t shirt or sheet and lashings of emulsion. Soggy kitchen towel tends to fall to bits when you  pick it up.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2014, 12:35:45 am »
Good advice, Malc. I'm also with jonclox in that I've always found card strips easier to work with than wire. I reckon you can control contours better. I certainly wouldn't be replacing them... they look fine to me.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2014, 02:44:51 am »
The wire mesh part reminds me of those pictures that try to explain (unsuccessfully in my case) Einstein's 'gravity warps space' or 'gravity is space warped by mass' or whatever ;)

 

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