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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #675 on: August 30, 2019, 07:44:03 AM »
Nick Mee glanced at his Rolex. ďThatís it Chief Inspector. The weekly ferry to West Porthsea leaves in 10 minutes. Time to get you all off of the island. We donít want you having to stay here for another week.Ē

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #676 on: August 30, 2019, 01:07:11 PM »
Great storyline everyone, complimented by some great photos :)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #677 on: August 30, 2019, 02:06:48 PM »
Have Rule and Snapper somehow been transfigured?

Indeed. Corrected. Please, go to Cant Cove for the continuation.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #678 on: September 02, 2019, 05:10:25 PM »
Off to the dock!

Snapper and Rule travel in luxury in an ex CIWL Pullman, whilst Elworthy and Bell travel in solitude in a box van each.




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #679 on: September 20, 2019, 05:46:04 PM »
Stand Back!!

The terraformers have returned.

Using traditional techniques (a card and glue sub-structure) one of the last pieces of major landscape on Sonmel has risen from the sea.



I do think that the proposed overbridge (to carry a single rail line and single track road) is rather over-sized? (Note the temporary bridge stiffener to the right hand side).



Whilst the structural engineers are contemplating the future options for the bridge...

The plasterers turned up!







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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #680 on: September 20, 2019, 06:20:02 PM »
Looks very good Keith.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #681 on: September 20, 2019, 07:12:41 PM »
I agree with Martin; it looks supremely spiffing.

I like the different track levels on Sonmel.

In all my years playing with model railways I have never used plaster bandage.

Maybe one day...

Best wishes.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #682 on: September 21, 2019, 06:59:10 AM »
 :hellosign: :greatpicturessign:
  Thanks for the updates Keith, agreed, looking good
       regards Derek.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #683 on: September 21, 2019, 07:09:19 AM »
Thank you for the comments guys.  :thumbsup:

Go on John, I think a simple plaster bandage embankment wouldnít be too super scary for you. It would be in keeping with the Poppingham ethos. Add some grass and it would be ideal for Flossie to observe the trains from an elevated position.  ;)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #684 on: September 23, 2019, 04:23:11 PM »
Stand back - (a bit further)!

Because Sonmel is my first ever layout I have been trying a variety of plastering techniques. Method 4 has used the application of plaster to the plaster bandage base structure using a thinned plaster applied by paintbrush. This gives a smoother surface.

After one coat:





And after the second coat:





The road surface is made from 240 grade sandpaper. I'm not convinced that this is the best method for road construction.  :hmmm:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #685 on: September 23, 2019, 04:53:04 PM »
That looks good Keith. A very tidy job indeed.
Iíve never used plaster bandage but it does look effective. My reasoning for never using it is that is gives a rather perfect looking finish whereas I prefer something to look a bit more rugged but then thatís just my choice.
And like you, Iím not convinced about using sandpaper for roads. I dod use it on my Tregonning layout and weíve used it on our Club layout (Bodmin Road). In both cases it looks ok and perfectly acceptable but I feel that there may be better options.
Your bridge and the Peco wall supports look good. Great stuff - keep the photographs coming.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #686 on: September 23, 2019, 06:11:01 PM »
Hi Keith,

All looking good. I do a similar thing with the plaster bandage but although watered down I slap it on quite thickly so only one coat with maybe a bit of touching up afterwards.

Regarding sandpaper for road surfaces I've only ever used it for car parks as in a 'continental' type gravelly style. No joins and flat. I don't think I'd attempt them with a proper road unless it was dead flat but can't really give any advice on that matter.

As I said looking good and looking forward to more.

Cheers weave  :beers:




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #687 on: September 23, 2019, 06:36:38 PM »

Regarding sandpaper for road surfaces

One thing you can consider for roads is the black wet 'n' dry paper. Whilst I have not used it for roads, I have used it for part of the maintenance depot on my layout. Like sandpaper, it comes in various grits, the one I have used must be a very fine grit as it is very smooth to the touch.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #688 on: September 23, 2019, 07:51:59 PM »
One thing you can consider for roads is the black wet 'n' dry paper. Whilst I have not used it for roads, I have used it for part of the maintenance depot on my layout. Like sandpaper, it comes in various grits, the one I have used must be a very fine grit as it is very smooth to the touch.
I use fine wet and dry for the roads and it looks OK.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #689 on: September 23, 2019, 08:00:14 PM »
One thing you can consider for roads is the black wet 'n' dry paper. Whilst I have not used it for roads, I have used it for part of the maintenance depot on my layout. Like sandpaper, it comes in various grits, the one I have used must be a very fine grit as it is very smooth to the touch.
I use fine wet and dry for the roads and it looks OK.

I have also, and am very happy with it. Sandpaper is too coarse-grained.

 

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