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Author Topic: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury  (Read 17739 times)

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #870 on: February 18, 2019, 07:11:51 PM »
Next time you use scatter on a new part, paint the surface with PVA and leave it to dry. Put a second layer on and apply the scatter. The first layer of PVA will seal the surface so there will be no absorbtion and the scatter should stick better. A gentle spray of IPA after the scatter is on will reduce surface tension and help the scatter to take up the glue.

Mito, I'll definitely follow your suggestions tomorrow when I start a new section. I've still to discover a way to apply a gentle spray of glue. I hope IPA does better. Might I not be better to apply it with a medicine dropper? I'm really exasperated with spraying!

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #871 on: February 18, 2019, 07:26:59 PM »
@Leon I have never used a spray Leon, I either use neat PVA from the bottle, (brushed on if necessary),  sometimes decanting the PVA into a small bottle with a fine nozzle if I just want a very thin bead, or I use it diluted 50/50 and apply with a pipette. As an aside, I have never used anything other than PVA for scenic work, none of the 'posh', (read expensive  :)), solutions.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #872 on: February 18, 2019, 07:31:26 PM »
@Leon I have never used a spray Leon, I either use neat PVA from the bottle, (brushed on if necessary),  sometimes decanting the PVA into a small bottle with a fine nozzle if I just want a very thin bead, or I use it diluted 50/50 and apply with a pipette. As an aside, I have never used anything other than PVA for scenic work, none of the 'posh', (read expensive  :)), solutions.  :thumbsup:

Iíve only got 4 types of glue :
Copydex for track laying
Polystyrene cement (for plastic kits)
Cheap superglue (in case I need a fast fix)
PVA (either neat or watered down)

I donít use anything else and have never used a spray i prefer brushes.
Not sure any of that will helpbut itís what Ido.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #873 on: February 18, 2019, 07:37:47 PM »
Glad I am not the only cheapskate.  :-X. I don't even use Copydex for track laying, just PVA, which, to me does the same job.
Didn't mean that Martin, (the cheapskate bit, not the Copydex bit) :)  @port perran
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #874 on: February 18, 2019, 07:55:24 PM »
Iíve only got 4 types of glue :
Copydex for track laying
Polystyrene cement (for plastic kits)
Cheap superglue (in case I need a fast fix)
PVA (either neat or watered down)

I donít use anything else and have never used a spray i prefer brushes.
Not sure any of that will helpbut itís what Ido.

Martin

I've got all four types of glue, so if it works for you I'll make it work for me!  :)  Thanks to all of you for sharing your ideas and methodology.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #875 on: February 18, 2019, 09:23:58 PM »
Yup. PVA for me applied diluted via an eye dropper (easily obtained from a pharmacy). I'm not impressed with any of the WS fluids/glues. I found their 'cement' actually didn't, and their Track Magic actually wasn't :unimpressed:

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #876 on: February 18, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »
The spray I use is an old foot freshener spray! Depending on what I'm spraying depends on how far away I hold the spray. Sometimes at least a foot above and let it fall gently onto the scatter. The number of times I've blown things away......... :doh:
A pipette is much more accurate than a syringe applying glue. The plunger in a syringe tends to stick then suddenly a huge dollop of glue shoots out. Again, how do I know?
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #877 on: February 19, 2019, 08:13:41 PM »
I've had the good fortune to buy several British N scale items on eBay from a seller who was/is dispersing a very large collection. Today I took delivery of a lot of DVDs. Perhaps someone can tell me if any of the titles are any way special? It will take me a while to view them all, but I'm looking forward to the experience.

The Very Best of British Steam Today
British Steam in the 1950's & 1960's
The Very Best of British Steam of Yesteryear
British Steam Railways vol 24 The Singles
British Steam Railways vol 20 Garratt
British Steam Railways vol 3 City of Truro
British Steam Railways vol 4 Clan Line
British Steam Railways Today Recreating the Magic
Best of British Steam Northern England
Best of British Steam Southern England
Best of British Steam Scotland
Video Track Issue 135 April/May 2010
Video Track Issue 19 & 20
Video Track Issue 133 Dec 09/Jan 10
Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury
The British Transport Films Collection Volume 7 The Age of the Train
The Lost Railways
Archive of British Steam Jewels of A Bygone Era
The Power of Tornado
Old Oak Common
Network Power
Century of Trains.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #878 on: February 19, 2019, 08:49:31 PM »
That is quite a collection @Leon  I don't know whether I have got any of those titles, (another cataloguing job to do  :smackedface:), but I have a few of the British Transport films - some excellent history in them and, considering the age of some of the films, some very good photography.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #879 on: February 19, 2019, 09:49:52 PM »
Yup. PVA for me applied diluted via an eye dropper (easily obtained from a pharmacy). I'm not impressed with any of the WS fluids/glues. I found their 'cement' actually didn't, and their Track Magic actually wasn't :unimpressed:

Interesting observations! I like the eyedropper, too. Haven't used it for turf, but it works really well with ballast. I have so much of the Scenic Cement I'm trying to use it, but the results will need to be better for me to continue.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #880 on: February 20, 2019, 10:12:48 AM »
The main thing with the eye dropper is to keep it close to the surface or you could end up with 'bomb craters' :worried:

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #881 on: February 21, 2019, 08:45:46 PM »
I've decided to make two significant changes to my layout. Biss River Station will be eliminated; trains traveling there disappearing through a grove of trees at the top left of the layout. I'll park my Southern train on that stretch of track (isolated), running down to Wiltsbury from time to time. I'm not sure how it will return to its parking place, but I suppose it will be acceptable to reverse when there are no passengers aboard!

The second change is one that I have to apologize for. I'm eliminating Martin's ole fishing hole! It was just not working for that space. The goods station and approach road need more room, so I'll fill in the "pond".

These changes place both features (station and pond) off-layout but remain presumptive elements. Better landscaping and overall balance of layout features will be enhanced. All I'm doing is focusing on a smaller area of the map. There's no way to send the Biss River line in the right direction, but railway lines twist and turn, so it will turn back north after disappearing from sight. The main (avoiding) line is accurate only on the lower end of the layout, but the oval is the only way I can provide for continuous running. I think I've solved all the electrical issues for running three controllers - with three trains in motion simultaneously, and others doing yard duties using isolated tracks.

I'm still puttering around with the platforms and landscaping. More photos will be forthcoming with the completion of the platforms and basic landscaping - and before moving on to more card models.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #882 on: February 21, 2019, 08:52:35 PM »
I think eliminating Biss River Stationis a good idea Leon which will give you more space for everything else.
And what a shame Frogmore Pond has to go but again I realise that it is necessary.
I was envisaging a tiny ďmeĒ fishing in the corner.
Never mind.
I wish you continued success with the build.
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #883 on: Today at 04:02:28 PM »
... what a shame Frogmore Pond has to go but again I realise that it is necessary.

Martin, it's done! Tons of fill were deposited yesterday and the pond on the layout has been eliminated. Frogmore still exists, however, we just can't see it. There was a smaller pond nearer the main road that was filled in for housing in recent years, so Frogmore never really only existed on my layout. Maybe I can have a figure with a fishing pole over his shoulder sauntering along the road passing the goods station?

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #884 on: Today at 04:08:15 PM »
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