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 Posted: Fri Jan 29th, 2016 08:34 pm
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Many years ago I got the urge to build a 7mm scale layout based on Aysgarth up in North Yorkshire, I did all the usual work of finding out the prototype details, visiting the site, at the time the station building was preserved as a private dwelling, taking lots of photos etc, when I decided to make a start I began by making the buildings, normally I would have used Slaters plasticard, but at the time I was introduced to a chap called Jack, and that is all I can remember of his name, any way he used foam board to make his buildings but he removed one layer of the paper covering to expose the expanded foam core, this he scribed to make the wall textures, both stone and brick so I thought I would have a try, any way the first building I made was the coal office.



I scribed the stone work using a small screwdriver then impressed the stone texture by dabbing with a cock tail stick and an electricians screw driver.





The corner stones are paper as are the roof tiles, the coping stones on the end wall tops are cardboard.

I was pleased with the end result so I decided to build the station building the same way.



Unfortunatly the years have not been kind to it, the building bows in the middle and the roof and tiles in parts have lifted, I have glued and clamped them back down, and I reckon that it will straighten out when it is glued in place.








The project came to an end after reading an articale in Model Railway Journal that some one else had started building the same layout, since then I have not heard of the other layout so mine may eventually be built.


Cheers for now, Pete.



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It's a nice building, Pete.  Certainly worth the effort to tidy it up.



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It looked brilliant in the "as built" shots Pete but my first thought, before I read any further was "I wonder how that exposed foam will cope with the rigours of layout running" :hmm

I could imagine lots of dings trying to clean it of layers of dust and actually picking it up must have been a nightmare.

Having said that, it looks like a superb medium to model in - provided you have "Jakesdad's skills".  The stone effect is remarkable. :thumbs

I do hope you resurect your Aysgarth layout - an area I know well.   Can't wait to see how you do the "falls" ......;-)



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Very nice work. :thumbs

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Thank you chaps, Petermac, Jack the gentleman who developed the method has built quite a lot of buildings that are used on exhibition layouts including his own gauge 1 exhibition layout and they have not been a problem, of course if they are dropped or knocked about they will become damaged, but you could say that about any model. 

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Hi Pete,

Labor of love there, looks really good. I've seen this technique used with used black foam meat trays, never with foam board. As Max says, well worth getting it 100%. What do you use for etching? I've used a blunt dart to good effect.

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I tended to use whatever came to hand pencils toothpicks small screwdrivers etc, as long as it looked ok afterwards.

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