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Author Topic: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout  (Read 18045 times)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #720 on: April 14, 2019, 06:57:44 PM »
I stand corrected, (well sat down corrected  ;)) - 2mm at 1:148 = 11.6535 inches.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #721 on: April 14, 2019, 08:36:03 PM »
I stand corrected, (well sat down corrected  ;)) - 2mm at 1:148 = 11.6535 inches.

It is indeed........but dont forget, this is a Mainland Europe layout so the scale will be 1:160  :thumbsup:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #722 on: April 14, 2019, 08:46:07 PM »
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #723 on: April 14, 2019, 08:47:31 PM »
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #724 on: April 14, 2019, 10:32:35 PM »
Fab, thanks for responses all! Measuring again, it looks like what I thought was 2mm was in fact 1mm. So that's the option I'll go for! It will be nice and subtle.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #725 on: April 15, 2019, 09:34:53 AM »
Plaster-gate news!

Ok so I have now plastered the same foam board area 3 times!

First time: I simply applied the plaster straight to the smooth foam board surface. Lo and behold, it tended to just flake off when dry. So I had to remove it all!  :doh:

Second time: I gouged and keyed into the smooth surface. Re-did plastering. 

Third time: The previous step was only a partial success - it turns out that you cannot leave even the tinniest bit of foam board smooth! :doh:. Removed plaster again (50% more difficult this time). Did more gouging with chisel, scoring with craft knife and stabbing thousands of times with mini screwdriver. Have just redone the plastering yet again!  8)

The newly-done chisel-gouging/kinfe-scoring/screwdriver-stabbing:



The latest layer of plaster...


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #726 on: April 15, 2019, 12:23:03 PM »
If having trouble get stuff to stick to the base, I try a bit of neat PVA with a layer of plaster bandage on top as a first layer and let that dry first, that should give it enough stickiness and something for subsequent layers to key to.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #727 on: April 15, 2019, 12:27:14 PM »
If having trouble get stuff to stick to the base, I try a bit of neat PVA with a layer of plaster bandage on top as a first layer and let that dry first, that should give it enough stickiness and something for subsequent layers to key to.

Funny I was thinking of doing something like that, but went for more hacking instead. I think I'll leave what I've done now (as I've done so much gouging I won't be able to get plaster cloth down!)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #728 on: April 19, 2019, 04:48:52 PM »
Finally got the correct adhesion for my plaster bus turnaround area. I've had to let it dry for 2 days and I've been adding tweaks and sanding. I really can't wait to grass this area as the light plaster is an eye-sore!




Below is the viewpoint from baseboard level, showing the height difference.



The pic below shows the foam road inserts which will be added to bring up the road height to 1mm below station level.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #729 on: April 19, 2019, 05:12:47 PM »
Some epoch IV trains. :)



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #730 on: April 20, 2019, 02:25:27 PM »
Do any of you chaps ever clean your loco and coach bodies? Most of my stuff is second hand, and although not visibly dirty, I wouldn't mind cleaning it for hygenic reasons. :hmmm:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #731 on: April 20, 2019, 02:31:13 PM »
Sometimes, when I acquire a 2nd hand item that's in a bit of a state.

I often use "baby wipes" as they're gentle - go for the fragrance-free ones!
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #732 on: April 20, 2019, 02:32:58 PM »
I like this stuff Matt.
https://www.trainshop.co.uk/tool/4520-cyber-clean-4001738016901.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxduO2ePe4QIVbTPTCh2H3Ql4EAQYASABEgKmz_D_BwE
You can get it cheaper if you shop around. Makes your trains smell nice. :D
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #733 on: April 20, 2019, 02:37:03 PM »
Warm water, washing-up liquid, cotton buds. :beers:
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #734 on: April 20, 2019, 02:43:26 PM »
Smashing, thanks for all your tips! I'll do some cleaning experiments with your suggestions!

Cheers
Matt :beers:

 

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