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 Posted: Fri Feb 28th, 2014 07:45 pm
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Hi Gary,

Do they sell down load able sheets of plain brick. I'd like to use some of that for sections of retaining walls. If it's a one off payment for as many prints as you like it could be a very good option. Just cut to size, glue to card or whatever and you have as much as you need.

The double headers underneath the platform capping stone looked good as well.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 28th, 2014 09:16 pm
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Great model Gary. Keep it up. You are an inspiration to us all.



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Tom - yes, it's a one off payment, and print as much as you like, as you thought.
Another option is to register with CG textures (google them) there is no charge, and a fantastic range of downloadable walls, floors, windows - you name it they have it.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 1st, 2014 03:22 am
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Hi Shaun,

Many thanks for the tip. I shall go and investigate.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 1st, 2014 05:19 am
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Thank you all for the comments.

Phil, you have convinced me on the ivy with your 'magical wizardry' with the additions you have made. :thumbs

Mick, you are just as much as an inspiration ! :mrgreen:

Shaun, thanks for answering Toto. It was bed time for me by that stage ! ;-)

Toto, take a look what is available at Scalescenes ; http://www.scalescenes.com/ I have just read that John has a few more new kits on there way... A diesel depot, steam coaling stage, school, modern station building, low relief terraced house and shops, 1970's semi detached houses and a cargo ship....

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There's another project for someone, dockyard, quayside, couple of ships, the old Hornby Dock Shunter:hmm


(Not me, I ain't got the space.) :mutley



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Lame excuse Ed :mutley I'm sure you could squeeze a dock in somewhere.:hmm

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Whilst sitting in front of the tele this weekend, I decided to spend some time twisting up a tree and some roses. The roses are for the Station Masters residence and the tree to help fill the back corner of the layout.

The roses were made using the same method as the trees, copper wire twisted, painted with gap filler, painted and flock added. The roses (flowers) are tiny dabs of enamel paint applied with a tooth pick.



The tree can be seen here amongst the others on the layout, it is the darker green one in the middle.



Another pic of the trees, this time a little more scenic !



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This is really progressing well Gary. Might pinch your idea for flowers though. I need a few scattered around. Keep it up. Looking forward to next post.



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That last picture was tree. Medous Gary.:mutley.

Looks the business. I feel another picture of the week coming on with that one.

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Just caught up with the developments.

Southeastern Finecast do sheets of brick with prototypical mortar spacing and depth in Plain, English and Flemish bond, plus lintels, arches, etc. The size of a sheet is 12" x 9", which minimizes joints. Easy to cut and bend as well. Comparison with others is chalk and cheese.

I'll post a photo next week.

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Excellent work Gary.  :thumbs

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Hi Nigel,

Please do come back with the brickwork.I'd like to see what these sheets are looking like.

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Thankyou once again for the kind comments. Take any ideas/methods you wish Mick, you're very welcome.

Toto, the Slaters embosed brick sheet... The scale rule gives you an idea of brick size.



This sheet measure 270mm x 370mm. I purchased 2 sheets with that order that took a long time to arrive from Antics Online...

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Hi Gary,

Are the mortar courses clearly defined as i would be able to utilise the same painting techniques as used with the Townstreet models for painting the mortar courses.
I have a bit of time on my side before I actually need to start using these products ( ie track laying and some electrics etc ) but as usual, I normally start picking up these things well in advance.

The brickwork sheets sure look the business I'll have a look at salters website as I may be after some cobbled sheets as well.

Thanks for taking the time to post the picture Gary.

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Hi Gary
After following your link that you gave me the other day I thought I would pop over for a proper look and I’m surprised to see how far it had moved on.
It’s all looking very good and I shall have to try and keep a more regular eye on progress. The trees by the way look pretty good but a bit too much foliage for me as I’m trying to capture an autumn scene but whether I will succeed or not is yet to be seen.
 
All the best
 
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p.s. Still having Dongle issues here and I had to leave the net to type this.



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Hi Toto,

With embosed plasticard, it is always good to give it a light undercoat first, just to help the paint stick properly. Just don't flood the mortar courses if using aerosol primer. This probably goes against what I have said previously when I have painted concrete or wooden buildings, as I want an 'aged' weathered look. I tend to give styrene a once over with matt enamels, no undercoat/primer so that the paint isn't uniform over the model when it dries.

Two ways to paint the embosed plasticard.

1. Paint all the mortar courses first (after undercoat/primer) and dry brush the brick with colour.

2. Paint all the brick first in a variety of colours (after undercoat/primer), then give the whole wall a wash in mortar colour. Wipe down the surface as you go, keeping the wash in the motar gaps only.

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the comments, but don't get this plank mixed up with the Kelly Bray layout, which has taken a back seat for a little while... It'll be back soon. I had the urge to do some landscaping and it gives me something to play with, whilst I can't run anything on Kelly Bray ! As for the trees, I had considered a few autumn trees as I do have some yellow/orange foliage stash away. Looking foward to that 80' elm of yours !

Cheers, Gary.



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toto wrote: Hi Gary,

Are the mortar courses clearly defined as i would be able to utilise the same painting techniques as used with the Townstreet models for painting the mortar courses.
I have a bit of time on my side before I actually need to start using these products ( ie track laying and some electrics etc ) but as usual, I normally start picking up these things well in advance.

The brickwork sheets sure look the business I'll have a look at salters website as I may be after some cobbled sheets as well.

Thanks for taking the time to post the picture Gary.

Cheers

Toto

Toto, Slaters' brickwork is ok, and I have used it in both 4mm and 7mm scales, but I think that there might be better examples of cobblestones on the market.

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Hi Terry,

Thanks for the comments. I'll have a look around before jumping in. I'm not ready to use it as yet so time is on my side.

I Think it could be a case of horses for courses. Some companies good for one thing but not necessarily the other.

The good thing about the forum is that there is always someone who has experience of the various products and can express an honest opinion from which to base your own decisions. Saves some expensive mistakes.

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Just a couple of update pics of the layout...

I made some simple conifers/saplings for the layout using the 'el-cheapo' plastic flower foliage.



I had splashed some brown paint around the trunk, just in case it looked too dodgy. Then I applied PVA all over and then sprinkled with a mix off dark greens and course foliage over the PVA. Let dry then plant.



and planted...



Now for some pics of the layout...



^ Ivy on the wall and the roses have been planted in the front garden. Just realised that the glue is still tacky in this pic.



^ View from platform across the yard. I have to do something about a backscene !



^ Morning sunlight catches the cottage.



^ The local coal merchant in the lorry and the Station Master's wife in the Morris, wait at the crossing for the the afternoon passenger hauled today by a Class T9, 30285 to pass.

Cheers, Gary.







 



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