Townstreet models platform edges in O Gauge

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I placed my order with Townstreet a few days ago and they have arrived. I have not had the chance to get a photo organised yet but will do shortly.

    Painted in the same way you do their buildings, they can give a great finish. My personal weapon of choice is Colron wood dye. Can't remember the exact shade but I will post it up when they are painted.

    A photo or two shall follow

    Cheers

    Toto.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    And here they are.
    The individual lengths key into each other. They will require a little filing to fit neatly.

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    A closer inspection.
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    and again. This time showing one of the ramp sections.
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    now the rear showing the top slab edge and the reccessed lip for the platform surface to kie on and marry to the platform edge.
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    same with a plain straight length
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    and finally, some more brick detail.
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    Painted correctly and with the usual mortar courses highlighted they really look good. The only thing left to decide is what colour to do the flagstone edge.
    cheers
    toto
     
  3. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Impressive Tom, I bet your dye-ing to get them finished :avatar:

    Paul
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :scratchchin: ha ha
     
  5. gormo

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    Of " Course " he is Paul. He`ll be on " Edge " until he`s finished " Paving " the way with this new product. I`ll bet London to a " Brick " that it won`t take very long.
    :avatar:

    Seriously though...:scratchchin:.......a nice product Toto. They should paint up rather nicely. Do you glue them together and what is the plan for the platform surface.???
    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  6. ianvolvo46

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  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gormo,

    PVA works ok with the plaster. The platform itself will probably be Daler board suitable painted or textured. A back support fixed to a back scene will support the rear of the platform and low relief structures will sit on top.

    The painting really is easy and if you use the Calron ( oil based which is being phased out in favour of water based ) it comes up a dream. I have a supply of the stuff.

    The mortar course is household emulsion and it goes in like magic. I will do a very short video showing how this flows through the courses.

    Must be easy if I'm volunteering to do a how too. :avatar:
     
  8. paul_l

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    Tom, I'd paint the plaster base coat before glueing them together, as pva will soak into the plaster and change the way the paint or dye can colour the plaster.
    Do the emulsion mortar after glueing.

    I wouldn't attach the platform support to the backscene, as you could never remove the backscene without removing the platform top.

    Paul
     
  9. gormo

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    Pauls here to keep you on the straight and narrow Toto,
    I look forward to the video demo......sounds good..:thumbup:
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  10. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    I used this method to paint plaster walls on Jack's 2nd layout...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfR9JD4Zkk



    My results...

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    If its good enough for Gary - it'll do me. - Great video, Toto, I hope you've been taking notes.

    Paul
     
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    ...and to think that I hand made the dodgy moulds and scribbed in all the brick work/block work too ! ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just about to watch the video but going by the pictures they look great. I like the choice of colours used. Spot on. :thumbs:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  14. paul_l

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    The same would apply if you used the colron dye for the base coulour, then glued them together, then followed the tutorial video's gary posted, with the mottling effects, but as you're using bricks, you would use the light emulsion rather than the black.

    An off cut would be handy to try on.

    Paul
     

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