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Author Topic: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)  (Read 53628 times)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2014, 10:38:05 pm »
I have a garden FULL of stones and rocks . . . loverly colours too.  They'd look lovely on your layout.  I could post some.

Anyway . . looking good and thank you for correcting my Beyer-garratt spelling error

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2014, 01:47:22 am »
I'm surprised to see it white!? I always mixed the paint into the plaster mix so it didn't need painting....?  :uneasy:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2014, 09:33:05 am »
I want to seal it all with diluted PVA before painting it brown, George :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2014, 09:48:19 am »
Forgive old fashioned me, but why? What's that do?
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2014, 10:16:12 am »
Plaster can form very fine dust which is not good for small motors.  PVA binds these in.  As would paint I guess..  I think it also gives the plaster a slightly plastic effect making it harder to damage..

Just use diluted PVA in the plaster mix...
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2014, 10:44:19 am »
Forgive me for being a dinosaur, but I would think a PVA coating would make groundfoam hard to stick down? If you're sticking it down with PVA on top, isn't that goin to dissolve the PVA underneath anyway?

I don't believe in work for the sake of work, and I'm not sure this is over the top.

It is a new technique, I guess.  :hmmm:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2014, 01:25:54 pm »
Greybeema has it spot on regarding the fine dust that filler can produce so the PVA is not just to act as a sealant but also as a primer for the emulsion.
I'm not sure about sticking foliage down with PVA on top of PVA but as I said from the start, this small layout is for experimenting so any successes/failures/disasters can be weeded out before transfer of the method to the main layout :uneasy:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2014, 02:35:25 pm »
If you are going to paint it anyway, emulsion paint won't stick to PVA, unless it has soaked into the plaster. Just paint it.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2014, 02:40:13 pm »
If you are going to paint it anyway, emulsion paint won't stick to PVA, unless it has soaked into the plaster. Just paint it.
Emulsion is as good a sealer as PVA anyway.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2014, 12:30:11 pm »
OK - I mixed the brown emulsion test posts with the final coat of filler/water solution. It dried somewhat lighter than it looked when I'd mixed it, but it's all going to be covered anyway.



To apply the base scatter aka Woodland Scenics Fine Turf, I found a shaker for a 1 and it's great for applying any fine stuff.



I applied the dark grass first, then highlighted it with some yellow grass and topped it all off with a spray of WS Scenic Cement. This supposedly has a wetting agent and also has a capillary action, but I still reckon a PVA/water solution would do just as well :hmmm:
It looks in the pic as if I have left some base colour showing but that's the yellow grass.



Next I used the same shaker but without the top to apply a few patches of coarse dark turf.
This will also be highlighted with light coarse grass, then another spray of the Scenic Cement.



Still lots to do in the way of bushes, hedgerows, trees, fencing etc but it's getting there.
The road has become a bit messed up but I'll give it a good clean off with a wet toothbrush. Likewise the track will need unpinning and giving a good clean. If it turns out to be no good I'll just replace it with another length.

Thanks for staying with it so far.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2014, 12:35:07 pm »
NOW it's happening, buddy! Starting to look the part. Triple thumbs up from me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2014, 01:18:25 pm »
Looking very nice Mick

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2014, 01:58:29 pm »
Looks quite good. The grass has certainly shown up the contours and settled down well :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2014, 03:36:29 pm »
Looking good, NN. Keep up the good work now it's starting to bear fruit. or bare fruit............

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2014, 05:28:03 pm »
You must be well pleased you are getting somewhere at last and it is actually starting to look like a railway and once you get the hedges and trees it is going to look great, well done that man.   :thumbsup:

 

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