Luib Bridge

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    The only issue doing it this way is that it has to be painted in situ. Would have been easier having it lying flat in front of you. Never mind, can't have it all ways. :whatever:

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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hopefully I will get onto the clay soon. I will be building it on in layers to suit the various details. Main stone elements, corner stones and a structural beam spanning the apertures.

    That's the plan anyway.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  3. paul_l

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    You can either roll out a piece of clay the whole width - not easy, but doable, or roll out sections, make sure you wet the base, and stick them in place, wet the surface / edges at each join and work the join flat.

    Then start and cut in the stones (you could run the embossing roller over the surface).

    And from the youtube video cover the assembly with a damp cloth to even out the drying.

    Paul
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Yep,

    I thought about doing it in sections and using buttresses to cover any joins which eliminates any shrinkage issues between the sections. Also utilising the damp cloth as well. ...... Belt and braces I believe.

    Cheers

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  5. Gary

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  6. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary,

    Not sure about the back scene as it is a hollow structure I originally made to house cables for lighting effects when the warehouse was originally going there.

    Pete's method is good but I don't know if I could do as good a job replicating it. I do have the benefit of owning that very build as Pete donated it to me for use on Luib Bridge as it ended up surplus to his requirements. I can vouch that it is a superb build with a very realistic finish.

    It will feature on the layout once I manage to work it in properly.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  7. Gary

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    As for Pete's method, well.., practice makes perfect and you won't know until you give it a go ! Grab a piece of scrap foam core and go from there. We weren't born expert modellers, it's all about trial and error !

    What and how are you going to hide the rough surface where the foam was originally glued ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  8. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary,

    I'll take a sander to it and take off all the rough materials. I have a little moose sander which will be up to the job but not as aggressive as my Black and Decker.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Is it finished yet? :scratchchin:

    Ian vt
     
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    Is it ..... is it finished yet !!!!

    A masterpiece takes time ...... back on it this weekend though. Should see a bit of progress. I have a few hours tomorrow and all day Sunday planned in. A bit sanding, a bit of a track clean, a lot of ballast and a good start made on the scenics. Should be a dawdle. :facepalm: His nibs is coming down to " show me the way " on the ballasting front. There may be a bit blending and stuff going on there. A little demo then ........ I'm off. Still have the clay tunnel portals to complete as well. This first baseboard should see a bit of a leap forward with a bit of luck.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Lotions and potions have been mixed and stand at the ready. Some 50 / 50 ( ish ) PVA glue dilute and some 70 / 30 water Isopropyl mix to aid the flow of the glue etc down through the ballast. Everything else is at hand.

    Bacon butties, pies, cakes, coffee ..... what more could you want.

    :cheers:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  12. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    All ready, the plan is hatched. The bacon is defrosting and the coffee is stewing. :avatar:

    Paul has taken an early night to catch up on his beauty sleep ( he'll need a lie in as well then ). Before heading down to Edinburgh tomorrow ( or is it today ) in a consultancy capacity to get me kicked off on a couple of scenic tasks.

    Looking forward to it. It won't be a late affair as I have to pack a bag for a drive up to Aberdeenshire ( Banff ) for an interview and a site visit on Monday at 3.00pm. I will be staying over for a night before driving back down to Edinburgh on the Tuesday. Hopefully gainfully employed in the capacity of Senior Quantity Surveyor once more.

    Should be able to get a fair bit done though. As usual ..... pictures will follow.

    Cheers for now.

    Toto
     
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    and the day is over ....... his nibs is Dundee bound ...... and we are both knackered. Too long on our feet I think. We took to the great out doors to work on Luib Bridge and whilst there was a little breeze at points, most of the lotions and potions did manage to stick to where they were intended for. :avatar:

    OK ...... we started with ballasting. Well not strictly true as I had to do a little plaster bandage fixing along the top corner of the back boards, just where they join as they were not very accessible when the baseboards were inside under the worktop valance.


    anyway ....... the two main lines first of all ........


    then on to the siding ...... and the top goods exchange siding ......


    and the goods exchange .......


    and then some sparse covering of grasses etc ........


    and another .........


    The PVA was still soaking in .........


    the rock faces were starting to get hit here ..........


    the transition between the main lines and the siding and goods exchange will need a bit more work as the change is a little bit sudden but a bit further blending will resolve that.


    the grass. moss and weeds fight with the rock for dominance .........


    I think the rock is winning though .......


    just a suggestion of grass and weeds try to emerge through the ballast ..... wont need a lawn mower though.


    A little heavier where the buffer stop will be as the track was less traversed there .......


    and the above long shot .......


    and the last shot for today .....

    I need to pack for tomorrow so we'll see what time I have after that.

    cheers for now

    toto

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    Great day - thanks Lynne for feeding me.

    The sidings were ballasted with a mixture of Woodland Scenics Fine Cinder ballast + Fine Grey Ballast + Brown Ballast + Paul's mixed green flock (essentially the sweepings of fine green sawdust and traces of green foam).

    Then end of the buffer stop was cinder mix ballast with Coarse turf some green sawdust mixand finally some Cinder mix on top bring it back a bit.

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    Our leader has got his badges, and is ready to do the next board - well that's wot 'e said, and that was without any alcohol :scratchchin: :avatar: :tophat:

    Paul
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    thanks for all the guidance and moral support ..... it ain't that hard is it. :avatar: A major step forward. I'll crack on with the rest of the rock faces and stuff on my return from Banff. Actually looking forward to it. Its nice to see it come together.

    cheers

    His middenship.
     
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    Now your getting there! Starting to look good lads, be waiting with baited breath for episode 2.:tophat::tophat::tophat:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  17. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks Pete,

    I'm in Banff in Aberdeenshire tonight and won't be back until around tea time tomorrow night. Could be Wednesday before I get to the shed again, but yes ...... It's starting to resemble something now.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Good luck for the interview
     
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    Cheers. I'll update tomorrow :cheers:
     
  20. ianvolvo46

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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