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Author Topic: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)  (Read 64684 times)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #105 on: September 05, 2014, 12:14:32 PM »
Why can I never find the Hitler emoticon when I need one  :D

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #106 on: September 05, 2014, 05:41:53 PM »
What Dave hasn't revealed is that he caught his 6" heel on the car door sill and that's why his sole came apart :laugh: >:D

Oi...............That bit was supposed to be secret  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #107 on: October 09, 2014, 07:40:48 PM »
Having been disappointed with the first road surface (the ballast I used seemed to swell up when wetted and became an awful lot darker than it should have been)........



.........I tried a covering of Gaugemaster GM116 grey tarmac ballast which, I'm pleased to say, remained light grey after wetting with the usual PVA/water/washing up liquid applied with a misting bottle.



It still causes me a concern as it is not all that fine and, rather than normal track ballast, seems to be either shavings or something of a similar ilk as it has a 'feathery' look.
I think it's going to have to do the job, though.



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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #108 on: October 09, 2014, 07:51:05 PM »
What no cat's eyes  :D

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2014, 08:18:07 PM »
What no cat's eyes  :D

Shhhhh
I'm collecting moggies at the moment but don't tell anyone else :zippedmouth: :goggleeyes:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2014, 08:46:57 PM »
Looking good Mick  :thumbsup:

Much better than before

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #111 on: October 09, 2014, 09:35:00 PM »
Looks better then before Mick.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #112 on: October 09, 2014, 10:14:00 PM »
I am really sorry to say it looks way too rough for a road surface in my eyes Mick.

Do you have a car or other vehicle you could place on the road surface and take a picture to gauge what that looks like?

Again, I am sorry for being so negative but it just does not look like any road surface I have seen  :(

cheers John.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #113 on: October 10, 2014, 08:44:25 AM »
Looks better than before Mick but I too feel it looks too rough.
Just a suggestion........cardboard (cereal packet type) cut to shape then smear a very (and it must be very) thin layer of grout onto it. When thoroughly dry sand off any lumpy bits (which you will get unless you are really careful) then paint an appropriate colour.
Glue it in place  then add foliage material or whatever (eg paving) right on the edge to bed it into the surrounding scenery.
Works for me and doesn't look either too rough or completely unreal like a printed road section would appear.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #114 on: October 10, 2014, 08:52:12 AM »
Sand it down with very course sandpaper on a wooden block, then Ive got a feeling I said before I use 300 grade Wet&Dry sanding sheets glued down with PVA You can make this look how you want by rubbing it with things such as a rag or a bit of card even your finger all give a diferant end result .Look in my Album and you will see what I mean.
Bob
« Last Edit: October 10, 2014, 10:33:37 AM by Bob Tidbury, Reason: Missed a sentence out »

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2014, 09:37:16 AM »
Just had a quick look Mick... it's way too coarse. Sorry!

George

Just try a nice smooth polyfilla road?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #116 on: October 10, 2014, 09:38:39 AM »
Thanks All,

I agree it looks rough :-[
Bear in mind the close up pic was taken at about 1" distance on macro setting. It doesn't look so bad at a distance :-\
Problem is, I now have 2 layers of ballast on the hardboard road base and cannot lift the hardboard without destroying much of this board :doh:
If I try to soak the ballast off I'll probably make more mess than leaving it as it is :worried:
If I add more layers the headroom under the road bridge gets smaller - just as well I'm not planning any double decker buses.
I'll try and dig out a vehicle and take a pic

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #117 on: October 10, 2014, 09:41:34 AM »
Increase incline up to bridge?  :confused2:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #118 on: October 10, 2014, 05:19:42 PM »
I would have thought that a very sharp broad chisel would get it off cleanly if need be mate.
I've removed mistakes on mine that way.....(shoved, not hit with a hammer  :D )

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #119 on: October 10, 2014, 06:19:50 PM »
How about dampening it down with water to soften the PVA glue, if you are worried about the water running everywhere use some plasticine or blue tack to build a dam along the roadside. 

 

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