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Offline mojo

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Simulated Rock Faces
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:53:57 pm »
I have seen at exhibitions rock faces made by "carving" into the blue insulation board which is covered by silver paper sheeting, (not sure of the trade name).

I have experimented with "Celutex" which is a yellow brownish colour but so far without sucess.
Does any one have a method using this type of material which gives a good representation of rock faces, cutting and painting etc?

Maurice C.

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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 04:13:18 pm »
I initially started using Celutex type insulation for my scenery, I had a load left over from renovating the van I use for my layout, but the dust it generates and its general obstinacy to be carved, cut or shaped soon put me off it & I ripped it up and now use plaster or tile grout and then use crumpled tin foil to create the rock faces

have you looked a things like cork or bark?


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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 04:24:05 pm »
I initially started using Celutex type insulation for my scenery, I had a load left over from renovating the van I use for my layout, but the dust it generates and its general obstinacy to be carved, cut or shaped soon put me off it & I ripped it up and now use plaster or tile grout and then use crumpled tin foil to create the rock faces

have you looked a things like cork or bark?

I have a load of cork bark I intend to create a rocky cutting with but, by heck, it surely makes a lot of dust so will require sealing once positioned.

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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 06:29:51 pm »
Something I'm doing is using the foam as a background and applying strips broken off ceiling tiles and hot glued into position to simulate sedimentary rocks.  Then painted over (to seal it) and prettied a bit with ground foam.  You can see some of the intent here where I was filling the edges of a stream bed (this was before I got into foaming).  The ceiling tiles were bought at a home center cheaply as they were "damaged", but since I would be damaging them anyway, who cared.  Jon


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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 12:40:46 pm »
Thanks for the replies and ideas.
I have unearthed a sheet of Faller profile which I had forgotten about but is sized for HO gauge. To me it does not seem too bad, what do others think?
I don't know of anything similar for N gauge.
Maurice C.

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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 12:50:13 pm »
Photo has failed to upload, I keep getting an error message.
What is the procedure for uploading photos please.
Maurice C.

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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 01:10:49 pm »
mojo,
Follow this link for how to do it.
Dennis.
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=33436.0
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Re: Simulated Rock Faces
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 05:20:00 pm »
mojo,
Follow this link for how to do it.
Dennis.

Try again
Maurice C.


 

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