LUMSDONIA ¦Layout and Website

Discussion in 'Members Personal Layouts' started by TimberSurf, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    The round bit that your figures stick to... paint them blue or organge... they become the rubber “spray deck” that fits around the hole and hugs up to your body and keeps the water out.

    :thumbs:

    They are ace!

    https://goo.gl/images/GtwSbH
     
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  2. TimberSurf

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    My A3 cutting sheet is the prime candidate, but is alas to short! Need to find some polyethylene (visqueen) sheet, then I can maybe back peel it off. Or coat the sheet in talc (like flower) so it does not stick well when I roll it.
     
  3. TimberSurf

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    Thanks Andy, the blue one has one, but the two blues are nearly the same:scratchchin:. I was going for open cockpit on the girl, but it doesn't really work. I will pick a new colour for the spray decks when I have a go at painting the buoyancy aids :eek: on!
     
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  4. TimberSurf

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    Painted the spray decks and buoyancy aids and added ropes.

    I also experimented with water resin, using a test piece with different materials at the sides and half of each waxed. Also tried some dyes in two area's. Yes I know there are lots of bubbles, that was because the resin reacts with the unsealed extruded polystyrene, as I wanted to see the dyes effect (need to use more!), I did not
    paint the bed. But all surfaces including the waxed ones caused the resin to wick up the sides, something I hate to see on layouts.

    Does anyone know how to treat the side walls to stop the water resin creeping up them?

    Kayak 04.jpg

    Kayak 05.jpg

    Water wick test 01.jpg
     
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  5. TimberSurf

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    Probably not relevant on this forum (not many beginners), but just for laughs, I have added a page about Layout construction to my website today. Comments always welcome.
     
  6. TimberSurf

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    I decided as I was to have a canal, then I should have some canal boats! Decided on some pleasure boats and found some OO scale from Craftline Models. Simple chunks of balsa and a shiny printed sheet for the sides. Never twigged until they arrived that they are Broad beam and not Narrow boats!
    Never one to be the same as others, I found some real pics and photo-shopped them to fit.
    Note the name of the Holiday cruise company!

    Canal Boat Green Front 0549.jpg Canal Boat Green Back 0549.jpg Canal Boat Blue Front 0560.jpg
    Canal Boat Blue Back 0556.jpg
     
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  7. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Very novel.
     
  8. TimberSurf

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    O.K. Time for a weekly sit-rep!
    The stone bridge has been lurching forward over the last few weeks, I transferred the semi dry, texture rolled clay, via a sheet of grease proof paper, but its still a bit wonky! By filing back a recess were the corner stones go, I then laid strips of clay around the curves. No go, mostly fell off! So I got my trowel out and did a job of plastering with my herculite! I over egged it a bit (on purpose) to allow filing back to shape once dry. I then had to saw grouves to make the pointing. Next was to sort out the wonky lines and a few rips near the top. Filled with clay and effectively re scratched about half the brickwork pointing! Hence it has taken a long time.
    I have bought a Faller Car System Starter pack. I am no where near ready to use it, but decided to purchase one for investigation. The main reason is that I wanted to lay the wire in the roads now and not have to attack the mature modules to retrofit it in a few years time.
    I bought some alternative flexi magnet tape to try, it seems to work and I have already started cogitating idea's for cheap home made points and stop coils! (but that needs to wait, way to much on my plate to start investigating those idea's)
    This means I have the Faller wire and could groove the bridge deck and glue it onto the bridge. I can now surface the deck and add the parapet inner wall surface and add coping stones.
    For the Canal, I wanted a stone edging along the sides as it passes under the bridge, so I made the parts for a master with my silicon gun method, then assembled them and made a full master cast with 2 part silicon. It worked out great and by only half filling, I think I can cast all the coping stones for the bridge with it!
    The cable stay bridge has stalled, as tying off all the wires is mind numbing! I will get them all done gradually in small doses (each end has two screws and a spring to be incorporated and tied off with great accuracy for the correct tension!)
     
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  9. TimberSurf

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    Having just watched Luke Towen's latest video :(............I am giving up modelling and forums and taking up GOLF!
     
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    When the video first started I thought it was a real life scene amazing

    Mike
     
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    Wow! Same here Mike. I'll join you at the 19th hole Timber. To quote the late great Ian Dury " there ain't 'arf been some clever b*****ds"
     
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