Luib Bridge

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Timbersurf,

    I have tried my favoured medium which is clay but did not do a very great representation of stone walking with it so abandoned it. I may try again though but once I work out the best way to achieve it.

    I'd like to do a base layer in rough stone with an over layer of corner and keystrokes around the entrance mouths . Not sure if I've explained that to clearly.

    Luib Bridge is in storage up in Dundee ( Paul's ) since the Elgin show but I will probably revisit it in the Spring. My idea was that I would concentrate on some kit building over the next couple of months.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  2. Timbersurf

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    I have a cunning plan to help standardise the block layout, but still be made of randomish stones, a development of my (Linka like) silicon moulds but reversed for clay.
    It will take a few months to learn/develop the technique, so may be in time for me to share for you. :thumbs:
     
  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    That would be great. I'll keep my eyes open. It would be a handy thing in general, not just for the tunnel facing so you have my attention.

    Cheers

    Toto​
     
  4. Gloria Aldridge

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    Hi Toto,
    You are doing a wonderful job looks good to me, it all takes time but worth it in the end looking forward to seeing the end product.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thank you for your kind words Gloria.

    Time ..... now there's a funny word. :avatar: not enough of it like most I suspect. Or at least not enough spent on what I'd like to be doing anyway. I have numerous building kits which I really need to tackle and a frontage for my tunnel fascia. Just one or two additions would bring it on no end. .... its just a question of when.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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  6. Gloria Aldridge

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    Good morning Toto,
    You are welcome, I always admire and praise someone who is trying very hard to achieve the exact desire of what they would like from their hard work and especially the outcome when completed.As they say in life time and tide waits for no man which is true. Since I retired from work I found how did I ever manage to find time to go to work. The days are flying past not enough hours in a day now for what I want to do. But such is life I suppose have to make the best of it while we can.
    So good luck with it all,
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Enjoy your retirement Gloria, I'm sure you deserve it. Age wise, I'm getting closer but financially I'm no where near. :avatar: hence my latest enterprise. Hoping for something enjoyable to do work wise as I reach the hanging up of my Quantity Surveyors hat. I'll work until I drop. Not moaning ...... honest. :(
     
  8. Gloria Aldridge

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    Glad your not moaning Toto life is to enjoy no matter what's thrown at us. Thank you ever so much yes I am enjoying my retirement it's nice not having to get up 5am anymore and just do what you want.
    Regards,
    Gloria:cheers:
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    5am :eek: no thanks. 6am on average is good enough for me. It's the living out of a suitcase in a hotel room Monday to Friday that starts to tell on you after a while. That's when you appreciate your own bed.

    Enjoy the long lies. :thumbs::tophat:
     
  10. Dublo

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    Hi Toto
    Wow I've just spent most of last week reading your thread. That's quite a journey you've been on there, the results are certainly starting to look very nice. I shall be looking forward to seeing how your layout develops. Personally I really enjoy the scenic side of our hobby I find that it ties the whole layout together, and helps to give it that certain individuality.
     
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    Just found this supplier of Rollers, who does O and OO gauge hand rollers. I assume they are 3D printed rubber? May be of use Toto, may be worth a punt for £12, although to get 150mm high, it will be dearer. Worth a look and discussion. I have bought the greenstuff brick ones and don't think a lot of them for doing large areas. See my thread for the results

    {I will edit this post in a few days and post a link to my thread with piccies of the stone bridge I have produced with them}
     
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  12. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Dublo. Glad you enjoyed the read.

    I'll check your thread out timber.

    Cheers

    Toto
     

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