Wall joins

Discussion in 'Walls, paths, roads etc' started by mydadstoys, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. mydadstoys

    mydadstoys Full Member

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    Hi I have fitted my dressed stone wall using the Wills sheet kits. Now the are a couple of joins I wish to hide. Can any of you lovely forum members suggest how to.:scratchchin:
     
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    What about vertical plinths (not sure of the technical term), drainpipes or ivy?
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Kevin, don't wills do corner quoins for these sheets?
    If not you could cut some plastic card into squares and rectangles to make your own.

    I will have a look and see if I can find a picture of what I mean.

    Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just re read your post mate, do you mean a flat wall? if so you could make some buttresses to cover the joins.

    Pete.
     
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    Ah, buttresses, that's the technical term I was looking for!
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Kevin, I've just checked the wall sheet packs you are using so I can understand better your dilemma. You could try and get the courses between the stones to match up by scribing out additional pointing lines between the stones or if that doesn't work you could filler the "offending joints" using Milliput and then when hardened off gently sand back and then scribe in new pointing joints to disguise things a bit. A picture or two would help us better in giving you firm advice mate.:thumbs:
     
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    Yep, not sure that ones legit!:avatar:

    So, joins and corners, my biggest pet peeve! (along with finger joints {Linka and Laser cut})

    So far I have the following solutions:-
    Drainpipe
    Exhaust chimney/vent ducting (on side of a building)
    Tree
    Bushes
    Water stain - see pic below
    Lamp post
    Thin Buttress (one thickness of Wills will do or created deeper by adding sides)
    Slopping Buttress (vertical plinth;)) - see pic below
    Wall creeper (Ivy)
    Offset (half Buttress)
    Fill and re scribe (like Paul said)
    Stanchion/girder/post (structural support for something at right angles)
    Quoins for corners (yes wills do them as a Kit SS76)

    Bare in mind some walls (and floors) do actually have straight line joints in them, as an expansion joint! {but you would have to point that out to most layman viewers]

    Windmill water stain.jpg

    Platform corner view 5.1.jpg
     
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    :hismiley:Thanks to everyone for all the help and advice. I’m certain I will be trying a few of the different ideas.:tophat:
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Just doing mine!! IMG_3925Wall.jpg
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    In OO I have used both butresses and drainpipes (spaghetti makes great drainpipes), to hide the joins.

    In O gauge I have used clay with a pattern embossed on it using Green Scene Worlds rollers. If I can't get the pattern to align, then as Paul suggested I use filler (in this case more clay), but I leave a gap between the pieces (approx 5 mm), and fill the gap with the clay, and as it goes off scribe in the courses.

    Paul
     
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    This is what I did with the (almost) plain wall beside the programming track on Newton Broadway: the walling is Slaters dressed stone, with a column of the same stuff glued straight over the join. I could have made a greater effort and made it into a full buttress, but I think it looks OK as is. I'll leave it to others to decide for themselves whether this works for them.

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    IMG_20180128_131441 by Jeffrey Lynn, on Flickr
     
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    :hismiley:Ron thanks for the picture it looks nicely modelled with the buttress.
     
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    Paul thanks for your replies most helpful.:thumbup:
     
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    SRman very nice work:tophat:I really like the affect.
     
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