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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2014, 11:51:19 PM »
Thanks, JD. Very helpful. The idea of using real Cornish sand appeals to me a lot. However, I realise that it would have to be washed to remove the salt and dried (which is a lot of work) and, even, dry, shipping sand by post from Cornwall to Prague, will not be cheap!

I would love to use real sand from there as well, I might even keep the talus and get Jon to send me some lol and just lay it over the top lol it is something I'm thinking about.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2014, 06:39:43 AM »
Definitely plenty of sand about down here in various grades and colours .
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2014, 06:50:45 AM »
I used Chinchilla sand from the pet shop - not quite the same as Cornish sand though  :( Also when added the sea (Magic Water) it wicked up into the sand  - this was unintentional but it gave wet look to the sand that I preferred



(the sunlight through the door is causing the sea to appear a lighter blue than it is)

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Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2014, 07:41:27 AM »
Man, I've gotta get some of those WS moulds. There are a number of members using them, and the results are very impressive.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2014, 07:58:02 AM »
Thanks, Pengi. I had been considering using Chinchilla sand from a pet shop -- until the idea of using real super-fine Cornish sand came to me. However, I would imagine that Chinchilla sand is finer grained and, therefore, of a more scale size? The fact that adding 'Magic Water' (in my case, for the edge of the Rive Camel estuary) should wick up into the sand giving some of the sand a wet look would be a great bonus. I don't know if 'Magic Water' would have the same effect on treal Cornish sand? However, if I use yacht varnish for the sea water, like Martin (Port Perran) has, I won't, I suppose, get that effect with Chinchilla sand.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2014, 03:10:09 PM »
JD

Sand is now washed and dried . . I've also filtered out larger stuff (dead fish, bottles and shopping trollies) but you may wish to filter out the very fine stuff.

Ping me an address through messages and I'll pop some in the post

Jon  :D

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2014, 08:36:03 PM »
Customs label: "half a Cornish beach" should confuse the Czech customs  :D

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2014, 09:07:50 PM »
Love it Wookie  :thumbsup:

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2014, 03:29:08 PM »
Thank you for the kind thoughts Jon (jd) you're more than welcome to a little bit of Cornwall, and you take care and we'll catch up soon  :P

Jon  :wave:

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2014, 11:24:06 PM »
Hello everyone.
Its being a busy day at Weaver Cove HQ. More progress as being done to the board this time on the front left side of the board. This started last night with the construction of a small embankment. This as being constructed out of 1/4" extruded foam for the supports. Then the gap was filled with the packing paper,and then masking tap was placed over the paper in a criss cross grid pattern for the plaster cloth.

This afternoon I started the fun landscaping jobs, I love this side more then the electric side of the layout,anyway back to the layout I did my normal trick of painting the cloth with burnt umber,then a a thick layer of WS earth blend followed by the burnt grass. This time I added a little static brunt grass and light static grass mix to add a little contrast to ground cover. Then next came the trees made from olive green fine foliage and the under brush as well was added.

To finish off today's work I placed the ballast down which was kindly sent by Jon. Once again thank you so much, it looks great in place. Unfortunately I haven't taken any pictures tonight due to the lack of good light, but I promise I will update tomorrow with some pictures.

Take care Jon.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2014, 11:43:20 PM »
Looking forward to the pictures, Jon.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2014, 01:20:47 AM »
Like Chris . . . really looking forward to photo's Jon boy  :)

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2014, 08:25:11 AM »
Waiting for those photos here too.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2014, 11:49:46 AM »
Hi everyone, so without a further a do here is the pictures from yesterdays session.
Enjoy and take care Jon.






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Re: Weaver Cove
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2014, 12:09:23 PM »
Very nice, Jon. I see that you, also, have a nice collection of BR Conflats, including the factory weathered triple set of blue insulated mini containers and two weathered standard containers. 8-) I have a 'soft spot' for Conflats. They certainly lasted into the BR Blue era of the late 1960s.
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