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Re: Advice on landscaping
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 09:46:43 AM »
It is certainly important to have easy access to hidden track.

Talking from experience here.  :(
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Re: Advice on landscaping
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 10:10:52 AM »
It is certainly important to have easy access to hidden track.

Talking from experience here.  :(
Agreed - the hole from the back should be large enough to stick a hand underneath it for access. I've made the tunnel interior removable as well

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Re: Advice on landscaping
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 09:49:33 AM »
another access point to the tunnel at the layout end would make life a lot easier - you can make a hatch if you want it concealed.

A tunnel lining ( card / foam/guttering)  will prevent plaster/ glue  falling onto the track whilst under construction

chickenwire/plaster can be a heavy combination - important if you want to move the board(s) around. it also cracks ( add PVA to plaster cloth ). How about newspaper sheets soaked in PVA? Also precolour the plaster/pva ( brown poster /acrylic paint) so that damage will be hidden.
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Re: Advice on landscaping
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
Big chunk of polystyrene scenery that lifts off my layout like a slice of wedding cake to gain access to tracks beneath:

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Advice on landscaping
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 10:05:25 AM »
Big chunk of polystyrene scenery that lifts off my layout like a slice of wedding cake to gain access to tracks beneath:



How big a slice of wedding cake do you have George?  :D
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Advice on landscaping
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2018, 10:12:20 AM »
From what I remember, there was not a lot of it left....

But it was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away  ;)
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