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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2018, 10:32:35 AM »
I will shortly need to deal with the ground surface for the goods and coal yards. I am going to try chinchilla dust but not sure exactly what to mix it with. I have thought about the following:

1) Dust, PVA and pigment. What dilution of PVA if any?

2) Dust, Pollyfilla powder, water and pigment.

Any comments or other suggestions will be most welcome.

Thanks
Neil

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2018, 07:41:35 PM »
I will shortly need to deal with the ground surface for the goods and coal yards. I am going to try chinchilla dust but not sure exactly what to mix it with. I have thought about the following:

1) Dust, PVA and pigment. What dilution of PVA if any?

2) Dust, Pollyfilla powder, water and pigment.

Any comments or other suggestions will be most welcome.

Thanks
Neil

Hi Neil, looking good.

I have just had my first experience with chinchilla sand for a ďgravelĒ car park and hard standing. I painted diluted PVA:water (1:1) onto the area first then added the sand. I left it for 24 hours and found that the sand was not really fixed at all, very loose surface. So I flooded the whole area with the diluted PVA water mix (looks awful at this stage) and left for another 24 hours. Results after this much better, set really hard with not too much loose surface and the colour reverts to the original. It would appear that the sand is not very absorbent and therefore needs a lot of adhesive. Iíve kept mine natural colour, I would guess that pigment added to the adhesive would be easiest but based on how the sand is not very absorbent Iím not sure how well any colour would fix.

Partially finished photo is in my layout thread.

Hope that this helps...

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2018, 08:02:22 PM »
Thanks Keith. Maybe a few trial runs!! Also have just taken my first delivery of a white metal kit. A little nervous so any hints would be good. Thanks.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2018, 08:10:26 PM »
After a bit of a lay off for holidays back to some modelling. Constructed the white metal bridge without too many problems and now working on the weathering. Also wired up the first Dapol signal but not enjoying being back under the baseboard!! Also got some static grass under way. Next railway cottages, water tower etc etc. Some photos with an Ivatt stopped with the St Boswells - Berwick train.








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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2018, 08:13:25 PM »
Looking really good Masher.
I love the buildings - full of character.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2018, 09:25:00 PM »
Looking really good Masher.
I love the buildings - full of character.

I agree. The 'Gents' could do with a roof, though ;) :cold:

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2018, 09:50:23 PM »
Thanks Nobby. The outside area is the backyard for the house. A couple of outhouses still to slot in - I think there's room.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2018, 11:02:20 AM »
Snowed in on the north east coast but somehow Coldhill missed it so some progress with lineside fencing. Hut also in progress. Berwick - St Boswells just rounding into station.






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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2018, 12:52:08 PM »
Hi. I want to upload a short video but don't know how. I have had a quick look on the forum but haven't come across anything yet. Suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2018, 01:09:07 PM »
Sorry, Masher, but there's no way of doing that without using a 3rd party host such as YouTube or the one I use.....'Dropbox'

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2018, 01:14:09 PM »
Thanks Nobby will have a look.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2018, 01:30:38 PM »
Hi Nobby. Just got dropbox but how do I get the file up onto the forum?

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2018, 01:40:17 PM »
Hi Masher,
Upload your film to Dropbox and, when uploaded, it will appear as a file. Towards the right hand side of that file you will see 'Share' in a box. Left click on that and a new box will open with, on the right, 'Create Link'. Left click on that and then you will see 'Copy Link'. Left click on that then go to your post on the forum and left click 'Paste'.
That will then place your link to the vid in your post on the forum.
It helps to have two tabs open to this as it makes things easier.
Good luck!

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2018, 02:03:51 PM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdsum4jx51g8453/IMG_0098.m4v?dl=0
First attempt at an upload of a video. Taken by her indoors last night.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2018, 02:06:00 PM »
Nobby. Thanks. It seems to have worked. Using an Apple but got there fingers crossed.

 

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