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Author Topic: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)  (Read 368 times)

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Offline Johndra

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Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:38:13 PM »
I am making progress with my layout and have reined in my enthusiasm (Lawrence you'll be glad to know). I now have a 6' x 6' board in a doughnut shape (with a removable section to allow access) covered in 12mm plywood.

Two questions:

1.  Should I seal the plywood?

2.  If so does it matter what paint I use? I have a 2.5L tin of Cuprinol shed paint in Sage Green.



Cheers   :confused2:

John

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 12:49:08 PM »
if it's indoors in a warm heated room as it appears to be, it doesn't need sealing.
However if there is any chance it might get put in a shed /  garage then please seal it. as for the paint any paint will do, but make sure that Cuprinol is paint, not a wax based wood protector, if it is nothing will stick to your base board..

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »
Hi John, good to see you making a start  :thumbsup:  personally I'd give it a couple of coats of clear matt or satin varnish just to protect it all. If you use a water based one (Wickes have them) it will still take a paint coat if you want to put a particular base colour down anywhere.

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 01:43:43 PM »
if it's indoors in a warm heated room as it appears to be, it doesn't need sealing.
However if there is any chance it might get put in a shed /  garage then please seal it. as for the paint any paint will do, but make sure that Cuprinol is paint, not a wax based wood protector, if it is nothing will stick to your base board..

It's in my office/workshop that I am converting to a 'man cave' and there are no plans to be relegated to the outside world. The computer repair business is slowing down and I thought it about time that I had some 'me' time and projects.

Cheers

John
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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 11:24:04 PM »
Famous last words that work was dying down. @Lawrence I haven't been near my layout for a month.

Now that I've had a chance to start working on the layout I realise that my perception of my skills was exaggerated. So once again I have to reign in my enthusiasm. Any resemblance to something prototypical will be accidental.

The plan is still to have a viaduct, some tunnels through hills and a small town and station. If I ever manage to run stock it will be 1960s themed, allowing me to use both steam and diesel locos.

Cheers
John  :hmmm:
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 07:35:30 AM by Johndra »
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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 06:27:28 AM »
Hi John,

Nice part of the world to be modelling, look forward to seeing your layout progress  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 06:59:19 AM »
Hi Andrew @Milton Rail

I like that part of the world and fortunate enough to be able to visit or pass through it almost every month.

I don't think my modelling skills will do it justice but I have to start somewhere.

I'll post some pictures when I start making progress.

Cheers
John
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 07:36:47 AM by Johndra »
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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2019, 02:34:01 PM »
Well, as long as you don't delete all the picture you took John, you should be okay. I haven't been in the shed since your visit, I hope the festive season will bring a break in painting the house and I can get out there!

 

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