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Author Topic: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)  (Read 56192 times)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2014, 05:28:38 pm »



Looks like some bizarre green cappuccino  :goggleeyes:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2014, 05:53:00 pm »
Better start making them thar trees . . . a 70 foot oak would be 5 1/2 inches and a 100 foot conifer 8 inches high.

Can't wait . . hoo hoo !

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2014, 10:24:40 pm »
The layout is looking great  :thumbsup:

Are you going to use the Seafoam trees you got last year  :hmmm:

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2014, 10:35:49 pm »
Are you going to use the Seafoam trees you got last year  :hmmm:

dave  :thumbsup:

They have more than likely been put somewhere safe and you know what that means  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2014, 10:42:33 pm »

They have more than likely been put somewhere safe and you know what that means  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.

Only too well  :hmmm:
Been busy all night trying to find some taps to go with an external fish tank filter that I have promised to give to a friend  :doh:  :-[

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2014, 04:38:46 pm »
I know exactly where the Seafoam trees are so obviously didn't put them in a safe place :P :D

Thought I had a disaster on my hands this morning as the 'coarse turf' applied over the 'fine turf' just hasn't stuck. I had visions of upending the board and all the greenery just sliding off :o :doh:
However, the fine stuff seems to have stuck down pretty well :sweat:
Just why the coarse turf hasn't adhered to the fine turf I have no idea as I've followed the Youtube video to the letter (apply a spray of Scenic Cement after each layer of greenery has been put down) and it has had 24 hours to set ???

Unless anyone can come up with something better it looks like a diluted PVA spray is forthcoming :help:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2014, 06:30:23 pm »
I've heard that hair spray can be used to good effect on getting greenery to stay put. It never worked with Bobby Charlton, but maybe worth a try.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #68 on: August 17, 2014, 07:33:16 pm »
Little blobs of neat pva will keep the course turf down either or that or soak it with a dilute spray, this does make it go rock hard though

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2014, 09:43:42 pm »
I've heard that hair spray can be used to good effect on getting greenery to stay put. It never worked with Bobby Charlton, but maybe worth a try.

Thanks, Malc. I'll ask Bealman what he uses alongside his Brut :-X

Little blobs of neat pva will keep the course turf down either or that or soak it with a dilute spray, this does make it go rock hard though

Gordon Bennett, Lawrence :o
If you'd seen how many little pieces of that went down you'd never suggest gluing each of the little perishers :no: The dilute spray is what I'm tending to at the moment as it's the look of the coarse turf I'm after rather than the touchy feely effect ;)
I just wondered if there was summat a bit better than diluted PVA. Thanks anyway :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2014, 11:10:20 pm »
Nowt like a drop of superglue to hold a toupee in place, and when used with Brut, you can't smell the glue. The Brut is, of course, optional, as some may prefer the smell of the glue.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2014, 03:52:28 pm »
Update.

I decided the original green turf was too dark so have gone over it again with yellow turf and think it's a vast improvement..............





Having used the Peco fine brown weathered ballast (PS-315) glued with the usual mix of PVA/water/washing up liquid, I've given it a blast of Railmatch sleeper grime (1406) and, although it was darker than I thought, I am actually quite pleased with the effect.........



The contrast in colours can be better seen in this view.........



Whilst the Railmatch spray is good it is very easy to overspray and I have small patches of grass coloured brown but will eventually hide that completely with bushes.

The only failure so far is the road which was a shaped piece of hardboard matt side up. I was originally thinking of just painting it grey but found some fine grey N scale ballast and laid that using the same glue mix as the ballast. Sadly it has dried very dark and the grey ballast itself is way too coarse :doh:

I'm going to leave it as it is for now and see what the overall effect is like when the board has been completed with other bits of scenery (girder plate road bridge, hedges, trees, fencing etc) :hmmm:

Any comments (good or bad) would be appreciated as this is just a tester for the 'Big One' (Kimbolted).

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2014, 04:01:05 pm »
 :goggleeyes: It certainly looks 'rural' in fact it looks very good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2014, 04:32:51 pm »
Hi I use 300 grade wet& dry paper for my roads cut it to shape & glue down with neat PVA you need to pin it down well with track pins otherwise it curls up as it dries, when dry if you want an old looking road you can rub over it very gently with your finger not to hard or you will loose a lot of skin then you can stick fresh bits off paper over the top to represent trenches and brown splodges to represent potholes hope this all makes sense will show you photos at TINGS.
The cheapest place to buy it is Wilkinsons if you have one near you  .
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« Last Edit: September 02, 2014, 05:08:07 pm by Bob Tidbury, Reason: It looked as if I said fresh bits of skin not paper which is what I ment »

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2014, 04:56:30 pm »
The green stuff is looking very good Nobby.  Nice work   ;)

 

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