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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29478 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2018, 06:05:08 PM »
I've got quite a lot of cork bark. I've used it in that other scale and it's effective but for N it's a little over scale, though I'm going to try it again on the mini layout I've started, I think it will be well covered in foliage and sloping back rather than vertical. All theory at the moment.
I like the way yours is coming along. :thumbsup:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2018, 06:15:26 PM »
Coming along well Martin. Knowing what a mess that stuff can make, I hope the dreaded little white balls from hell didn't get everywhere.
Not everywhere but it was quite widespread!  :D
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2018, 07:22:27 PM »
What with "Windmill Hill" from Phoenix and now this I'm beginning to think that my 8' x 2'6" is pure decadence in terms of space!! Looking good so far and I am watching your progress with interest PP.  :thumbsup:
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2018, 08:24:50 PM »
Thanks for the progress report, Martin. It's looking good. I'd do a bit more shaping before glueing the pieces in place and applying the tile grout. Bark pieces can make good rock faces. I think Brian (Mito) has used tree bark.
Yes, its only rough shaping at the moment. A bit more mess to make cutting the polystyrene a bit mor!
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #109 on: February 12, 2018, 03:28:39 PM »
A bit more shaping done to the polystyrene this afternoon then I applied grout to two sections. Ill let that dry to see the effect before I complete the other pieces.
Later on this little lot arrived :

I have a piece of board set aside on which I can practise my static grass laying skills. Id rather practise on an old piece of board first before jumping straight into the layout.
Well see how I get on.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2018, 04:01:57 PM »

Good luck with that then  :D :D :D :D



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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2018, 04:06:49 PM »
Very good news, Martin. I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of applying static grass and be very pleased with the results. Good to see that you have a mix of colours (and lengths?). Looking forward to seeing the results.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #112 on: February 12, 2018, 04:08:34 PM »
Hi Martin,

Looking forward to how you get on with the grass. Even if you muck it up at first (not that you will), please let us know the do's and don'ts.

It's way, way down the line for me but advanced knowledge is always a good thing.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2018, 07:08:15 PM »
I d rather practise on an old piece of board first before jumping straight into the layout.
Well see how I get on.
I found a good way to practice (and not waste anything) is to make tufts. Put a sheet of greaseproof paper on a metal baking tray and connect your static grass applicator to the tray. Add drops of pva to the greaseproof and get scattering. When dry you can peel off the tufts and stick them on your layout.
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #114 on: February 12, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »
I d rather practise on an old piece of board first before jumping straight into the layout.
Well see how I get on.
I found a good way to practice (and not waste anything) is to make tufts. Put a sheet of greaseproof paper on a metal baking tray and connect your static grass applicator to the tray. Add drops of PVA to the greaseproof and get scattering. When dry you can peel off the tufts and stick them on your layout.

An excellent tip, Martin. Such grass tufts can be bought, online, but yours is a cheaper option.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #115 on: February 12, 2018, 07:44:21 PM »

Good luck with that then  :D :D :D :D



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Aaaaagh....... just had my first trial run with the applicator.
Help - I didnt realise it would do that to my hair!
Is there an antedote?  :D
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2018, 07:50:01 PM »
I d rather practise on an old piece of board first before jumping straight into the layout.
Well see how I get on.
I found a good way to practice (and not waste anything) is to make tufts. Put a sheet of greaseproof paper on a metal baking tray and connect your static grass applicator to the tray. Add drops of PVA to the greaseproof and get scattering. When dry you can peel off the tufts and stick them on your layout.


An excellent tip, Martin. Such grass tufts can be bought, online, but yours is a cheaper option.

Thanks for the tip Dave. I may well have a go at that.
In the meantime, Ive had a little practise and am impressed with the ease of application.

There are varting lengths and grass types in the photo. The near horse is in 6mm rough grass which is really a bit too long. The other horse is in 2mm base with 4mm areas.
I think on the whole that Ill be using mainly 2 and 4mm grasses on Tregonning.
On the whole though, the experiment is encouraging.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2018, 08:02:24 PM »
Very good work, Martin. I agree that a 2mm base with 4mm areas looks best. That's what I'll be planning to do on the embankment along the front of Cant Cove where it will be most noticeable.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #118 on: February 12, 2018, 08:35:10 PM »

There are varting lengths and grass types in the photo. The near horse is in 6mm rough grass which is really a bit too long. The other horse is in 2mm base with 4mm areas.
I think on the whole that Ill be using mainly 2 and 4mm grasses on Tregonning.
On the whole though, the experiment is encouraging.
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Lovely results.......much better than my Orrible Oversize efforts.......then again I used a fly swatter/tea strainer applucatir rather than a proper static applicator. Just goes to show that spending money sometimes pays off.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #119 on: February 12, 2018, 08:54:10 PM »
My apologies, Dave. The tip was yours.

Is your applicator a Peco one, Martin, or a Chinese import via eBay, please?

 

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