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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Does this look right ?
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:44:08 am »
Trying to create the effect of a paved goods yard.  This is using Volmer "cbbled sheets" but as they are foreign I wonder if they look ok.  I seem to recall the UK yards would have square / rectangular cobbled blocks but memory fades.

Jerry


For between the rails I have just inlaid plain card but will paint it if I proceed with this idea.
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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 11:55:38 am »
Mmmm :-\ Does look a bit strange, sort of overpowers the goods shed and looks pristine, perhaps
some grey paint would make it look less intrusive.

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 12:10:16 pm »
They look hugely overscale- most of them are the size of the red lorry wheel centres and if you compare them to the width of the door at the top of the steps (3 feet approx?) then they probably average 18 inches across...

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 12:29:11 pm »
OK thats a NO then, the card is just resting on the board.

The Goods shed is a scalescenes adaptation so I am happy with the door width its them cobbles that are at faulSo suggestions on how to cobble the yard "British Style"  ?

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 12:46:20 pm »
you could try Scalescenes scratchbuilder's TX31a "cobblestone setts"

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 01:12:54 pm »
Sorry, Jerry, but it's a  :thumbsdown: from me.
Gary is right in that you need 'setts' for an English version as, for whatever reason, we seem to be more 'uniform' when it comes to cobbles :hmmm:

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 02:04:21 pm »
Why did I not look at Scalescenes first ???

you could try Scalescenes scratchbuilder's TX31a "cobblestone setts"

Just purchased them.

Anyone modelling continental want 6 sheets of Volmer ROCK ?  I should have noticed that on the back of the volmer stuff were in fact templates for tunnel mouths!

Jerry
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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 02:16:32 pm »
You could also look at Redutex they do a range of so called cobble stones but they also do setts that look like a road ,but to do a yard you would need a few and then cut the pavement off  ,I used them to make the car park and roads on my new branchline station board ,they are self adhesive and stick like the proverbial and I had to get Val to start peeling the backing paper off as the adhesive was coming of from the sheet that was printed with the setts.
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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 02:39:25 pm »
 
You could also look at Redutex they do a range of so called cobble stones but they also do setts that look like a road ,but to do a yard you would need a few and then cut the pavement off  ,I used them to make the car park and roads on my new branchline station board ,they are self adhesive and stick like the proverbial and I had to get Val to start peeling the backing paper off as the adhesive was coming of from the sheet that was printed with the setts.
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Price wise "ouch" nearly £45 for the amount I need.

Just printed off the scalescenes one and its turned "Green" !!!  That means new printer cartridges  :veryangry: :censored: :censored: :veryangry:

Any other cheaper ideas out there ?

Jerry
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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 07:23:20 pm »
Sorry, Jerry, but it's a  :thumbsdown: from me.
Gary is right in that you need 'setts' for an English version as, for whatever reason, we seem to be more 'uniform' when it comes to cobbles :hmmm:

I agree with Mick.

What about this?

https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product/pn111-n-scale-paving-cobblestone-sheets/

Looks very similar to some of the back streets in Edinburgh.

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 08:09:54 pm »
For me itís the size of them that jars more than the shape. Metcalfe ones look good.

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 08:22:24 pm »
Iím looking at this from a different perspective.
The colour needs dulling down a bit and itís far too uniform (not messy) but what makes it look wrong is the sheer expanse of the paved area.
It looks like a dragonfly wing under a microscope!
However, once plenty of buildings and assorted junk are added (oil drums, barrells, pallets etc etc) plus a bit of shrub greenery and a few vehicles, I think it would look a lot better.
Having said all that, I use plasticard stone walling for my harbour paved  areas.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 10:40:49 pm »
Very interested in the replies. I'm looking for cobblestones for my canalside area and Redutex were the nearest to what I wanted, but, as you say, expensive. I'm not sure how well the download-and-print types would last, however, it looks like Metcalfe might be a possibility.

Thanks, people.

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 11:41:09 pm »
They call this 'slate' but I reckon given some colour it could be cobbles :hmmm:

https://www.petersspares.com/south-eastern-finecast-fbs215-2mm-embossed-plasticard-slate-9x14.ir

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Re: Does this look right ?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 08:29:46 am »
I used the Scalescenes cobbles for the back yard of the Brockweir Arms. I reckon that it looks OK with a bit of weathering.

 

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