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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2017, 05:32:39 pm »
Change of plan methinks.

Had originally planned to put the walthers mine in the quarry at the top.

However, a mock-up at the lower level looks like a good alternative. Need to play a bit more with the siding layouts.

Problem now is how to get quarry product from the high level track from the quarry (where the tankers are currently) down to the diamond coal corp building?






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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2017, 06:03:01 pm »
Could you scratch build an enclosed conveyor linking the upper track with the building?

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2017, 07:59:27 pm »
Thanks nn, excellent suggestion.

The walthers kit comes with some covered conveyors which could be suitably "kit bashed". Steamie has also very recently posted some pictures of excellent scratch built conveyors.

I will have to re-design my planned access road, but hey ho, what fun!  :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2017, 01:38:35 pm »
Spent the morning playing with plaster bandage, great fun I love it!

Maybe I should have worked in fracture clinic? Although not a great deal of creative opportunity I suspect.  :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2017, 10:56:23 pm »
I agree that closed in conveyers are the answer and would make a very nice scene..

Yes, modern materials are making things easier and more fun. We have plaster bandage as you say, various sculpting materials, and foam. My first layout was constructed with chicken wire over wooden formers, covered with paper mache and then plaster of Paris. Tedious and messy!

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2017, 07:01:44 am »
Thanks nn, excellent suggestion.

The walthers kit comes with some covered conveyors which could be suitably "kit bashed". Steamie has also very recently posted some pictures of excellent scratch built conveyors.

I will have to re-design my planned access road, but hey ho, what fun!  :D

 :thankyousign: for the mention Keith, they were really easy to make and you can have them has long as you like, just coffee stirrers joined together and lolly sticks for the roof and Redutex covering the roof and then plastacard for the sides.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2017, 01:28:15 pm »
My first layout was constructed with chicken wire over wooden formers, covered with paper mache and then plaster of Paris. Tedious and messy!

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The main scenic board of 'Bletchford' was constructed just like that, Webbo. I used aviary wire as it has a closer mesh and, though the pic shows some card being trialled, I found it didn't really have the strength so used the wire throughout. This was then covered with several layers of kitchen roll soaked in a filler and then painted before using scatters.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2017, 03:59:27 pm »
More plaster bandage today, more joy (Monday is a non-work day)!

All of this getting plastered (opening for you there NN) has finally resulted in the basic structure of a quarry.

Possibly beginning to look like a proper model  :worried:

Some of the basic skeletal structure:





Plaster bandage applied:



View from the front of the layout






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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2017, 04:05:52 pm »
Thanks for the latest update, Keith. Those rockfaces are coming along very well.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2017, 04:38:34 pm »
Starting to look pretty good I think.
I like seeing scenery develop from the messy bit into something that starts to look convincing.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2017, 04:58:08 pm »
 :thankyousign: Martin.

Really pleased that you think that it is beginning to look convincing. I am hoping to achieve close to your standard eventually. :worried:

I still haven't worked up the courage to have a go at my harbour walls yet (too much fun with the plaster).

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2017, 06:33:50 pm »
Hi Keith.
The harbour walls will be much less messy than the cliffs.
If you need any help with the walls give me  PM.
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: Sonmel
« Reply #72 on: January 09, 2017, 06:37:13 pm »
Martin's harbour walls are really superb so it's well worth asking him. 8-)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2017, 11:05:17 pm »
My first layout was constructed with chicken wire over wooden formers, covered with paper mache and then plaster of Paris. Tedious and messy!

Webbo


The main scenic board of 'Bletchford' was constructed just like that, Webbo. I used aviary wire as it has a closer mesh and, though the pic shows some card being trialled, I found it didn't really have the strength so used the wire throughout. This was then covered with several layers of kitchen roll soaked in a filler and then painted before using scatters.




Thanks Mick

Just goes to show that one size doesn't necessarily fit all and that some of the older techniques might be best for particular situations.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2017, 01:05:56 pm »
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