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Author Topic: L'esprit de Lavaux  (Read 3786 times)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #135 on: October 26, 2018, 03:40:49 pm »
Once again with feeling!

https://youtu.be/lZFYWUzAWf4

(still trying to sort the volume - sorry if too loud again!)

Just to show that the layout can run a train.

Cheers  :beers:
Thatís looking much better.  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #136 on: October 29, 2018, 06:08:42 pm »
Viaduct on the Lavaux side now in place ...



Just got the scenics to put around it!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #137 on: October 30, 2018, 07:05:08 am »
A couple of new assets for my very meager rolling stock list ...


A rail crane at the back of the engine shed to move cargo from the container loading area.


And a very nice old VinTransport wagon - marked for Geneva!


Both need weathering in but that will be much much later ... they are far to nice to muck about with just now!

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #138 on: November 07, 2018, 02:20:44 pm »
Making Rocks ... Starting with some canned poly-foam:


Then some rock carving to get an impressive face:


After plaster bandage (which I forgot to photo - but you get the idea), it's on with the first coat of paint:


While more plastering at the Lavaux Viaduct and lower Vineyards:



Thanks for looking,
Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #139 on: November 08, 2018, 12:59:43 pm »
Had bought these wall elements to use on the Lavaux Vineyards, but then decided they may look better surrounding the "upper field" on the north side above the station area. What do you think ...




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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #140 on: November 08, 2018, 01:42:27 pm »
I think they look best surrounding the upper field which I guess is the third photograph.
How about adding a tiny bit of greenery to the walls ie bits of weed growing patchily on the side and top. Easy to do by applying a bit of PVA and adding a pinch of scatter material.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #141 on: November 08, 2018, 03:27:40 pm »
I think they look best surrounding the upper field which I guess is the third photograph.
How about adding a tiny bit of greenery to the walls ie bits of weed growing patchily on the side and top. Easy to do by applying a bit of PVA and adding a pinch of scatter material.
Seconded.
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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #142 on: November 09, 2018, 09:36:34 am »
The next experiment is to try and weather the rails and add ballast - using the "traditional" method with watered down PVA.

First I cleaned up the two mainline tracks, getting rid of the excess plaster from the bandages that made the scenery base.



Next, I painted using a watered acrylic brownish to get a rusty look ...



Once that dried and I'd cleaned the top of the tracks again with a Peco track rubber, I used undiluted PVA 'painted' on to the shoulders of the tracks; then spooned on a little ballast:



More on that later once it dries properly.

Meanwhile, I've noticed that the previous "magic" ballasting (on the northern incline behind the station and yard) is beginning to disintegrate as it dries out more:



This is disappointing and will probably need to be lifted and replaced ... so I'm hoping that the 'traditional method' goes well.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #143 on: November 09, 2018, 09:57:20 am »
Hi,

Am leaving my painting/ballasting til later but always good to know how different people do the Kato track thing.

Know it's work in progress but looking good so far.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #144 on: November 09, 2018, 10:21:55 am »
Those rock faces look superb .. nice work on the track too

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2018, 10:53:16 am »
That ballast looks to be enormous, so it may be that the ballast magic falls between the cracks, so to speak. 
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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #146 on: November 09, 2018, 12:56:32 pm »
Your painting of the track has been very successful.

For ballasting between the Kato tracks, I got a helpful tip from Steve @tutenkhamunsleeping to part-fill the 'trough' with some packing.  I recall that Steve used cork.  I used card.  The ballasting can then be done in the traditional way. 

You are making terrific progress.

Best wishes.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2018, 03:41:04 pm »
Personally I wouldn't rely on undiluted PVA :no:
The good old 50/50 water - PVA mix with a few drops of washing up liquid has not failed me (the washing up liquid helps the mix 'wick' into the ballast to bond it all together)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #148 on: November 11, 2018, 07:09:17 pm »
Had my first go at using the Peco Static Grass thingy-ma-jig!



I think it's not too bad as a harvested crop field goes ... though I may have overdone it a bit!

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2018, 08:32:01 am »
Added some sunflowers to the field ...



I still have to add some 'greenish' stuff around the outside of the walls ... if only to hide the holes under it!

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