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Offline Farmer Giles

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Water
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:54:33 am »
I am in the early stages of planning a new layout. It will include water in the form of a canal and basin with wharf, an estuary (part of one anyway) and a small part of a harbour. I expect there will be the odd stream and pond as well. if there is enough space I may have a small part of a beach and sea, although I suspect this will more likely be a painted backdrop instead.
I have been looking around to see what is available (there is a lot more now than there was 20-30 years ago). Which products would you good folks recommend. I do not envisage any white water rapids.

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Re: Water
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 09:27:33 am »
After researching, I used Magic Water on my seascape and it can be used to model other water features such as ponds. Here is the thread with details.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4249.msg48215#msg48215

There is quite a bit about modelling water on the forum so you could search on 'pond' or 'stream'. For example searching on pond brought this (Zwilnik's Ivebridge)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=7041.msg120570#msg120570
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Re: Water
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 11:41:24 am »
 :thankyousign: Pengi. When I built my first real layout over 30 years ago I used glass fibre resin on a painted base which worked quite well, especially for deep, still and muddy water like a canal, it just made my eyes water in the confined space. My eyes watered a bit at the prices of some of the propriety brands of model water on sale now, especially if you need a lot of it.

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Re: Water
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 12:02:34 pm »
Last time I did a large area of water I used clear Yacht Varnish.
You need to build up layers thinly to let it dry properly but may be a cheaper option. Also you can get it in large tins :thumbsup:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-yacht-varnish-750ml/23164
Modelling stupid small scale using T gauge track and IDl induction track. Still have  N gauge but not the space( Japanese Trams) Excuse spelling errors please, posting on mobile phone

 

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