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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2007 02:37 pm
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Another mans way of making rugged scenery for the layout and as a bonus gets rid of some of that packing material you may have stashed away 


Polystyrene Cliffs



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The things you find out...
At the bottom of the topic of cliff building it says something about using a vacuum cleaner to collect the scatter that is being held down by the now dry glue.

I've been thinking about getting one of those mini vacuum cleaners that don't use waste storage bags to make it easy to re-use the scatter.

I wasn't thinking outside the square however and the simple solution is, as they then say, to place a cloth over the intake of the vacuum cleaner pipe to catch and reuse the scatter.
Doh...



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I think they usually suggest some womens tights but when I tried that it worked for a few seconds before sucking the entire tights up along with all the scatter, so a small dedicated bagless one may be the way to go after all!

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Well, I'll give the cloth/tights a go and let you know how I get on.



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Remember to take the tights off  T  first, Marty otherwise....

(actually it maybe safer if you ask her for an old pair)

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Sol wrote: Remember to take the tights off  T  first, Marty otherwise....

(actually it maybe safer if you ask her for an old pair)


:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Phew, might have been another night in the doghouse, thanks Mate :cool:



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 Or the Casualty Dept Marty :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Tights work, but so does a yellow duster, so on reflection it may be less of a domestic issue to buy   .....   :cool::cool:

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Plasterboard can make pretty good cliffs and rocky outcrops.  Here is one I knocked up yesterday.

 




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Hi All. I am a bit late with my comments. But, aren’t Polystyrene Tiles a Health Hazard, apart from bursting into flames, I have read that some contain “Asbestos “ I don’t know if this is correct, but whatever colour , if it is present surely the of breaking off, of odd bits to create rock strata would create clouds of fine particulates that would float around in the air undetected around the house.  Best wishes Kevin 



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Polystyrene tiles have never contained asbsestos, they are made of... polystyrene.

Expanded Polystyrene  breaks up into a snowstorm of small bubbles, no fine particulates.

Asbestos has been banned for some years, there is nothing you can buy today that would release it into the atmosphere..



Modern polystyrene tiles do have a flame inhibitor in them.



If you've got your model railway hot enough for the polystyrene coated in plaster  to catch fire , then you have a lot more to worry about than the tiles...




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Gotta ask why your posting on a ten year old thread, where the link for the subject no longer works.


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Hi the Q.   In the last week looking towards the foreign subject of Scenery, I googled Cliffs and rock faces, and this Modeller was breaking up Polystyrene ceiling tiles. That looks like a good idea, I thought. Next I looked online for Polystyrene ceiling tiles, and that is where I read it . As unlikely that it seemed, I thought that I would check it out on YMRC.  Best wishes k



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Hi Ed.  You may have read my comments on Scenery? To me Scenery of any type is a foreign subject. As I have never got close to doing any kind of scenery before. And with my scenic break being naked in readiness for the addition of Tunnel Portals and even a cutting, I turned to YMRC to get some answers. But I have ended up with questions on a foreign subject, ie Scenery, any advice is always welcome. Best wishes Kevin 



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Why don't you start a thread Kevin with a picture (since you've mastered posting pictures) of the area and ask for suggestions to make what you want. e.g. hills or embankments etc.

There is a Peco Shows You How series booklet on 'Modelling the Landscape', don't know if it's any good, but may help.

£1 from model shops or maybe W H Smiths (I know you don't like buying online).


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Hi Ed.  Thank you for your reply. I have already begun a thread “ Kevin s Inglenook junction “ precisely for that very reason. Which shows the “ Bare Scenic Break “ to which I am referring. And I have had some replies . Best wishes Kevin 



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Might be a ten year old thread Ed but still relevant. I wonder though . . . Is Marty still using tights ???   :hmm

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Got to disagree Matt, the highlighted link to 'Polystyrene Cliffs' comes up with Domain Name For Sale, so you can't really tell what Marty and the other members are referring to :???:


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Hi Matt.  Was that using tights or wearing? Max said that a stocking kept getting sucked up the pipe of the vacuum.Best wishes Kevin 



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Marty wrote: The things you find out...
At the bottom of the topic of cliff building it says something about using a vacuum cleaner to collect the scatter that is being held down by the now dry glue.

I've been thinking about getting one of those mini vacuum cleaners that don't use waste storage bags to make it easy to re-use the scatter.

I wasn't thinking outside the square however and the simple solution is, as they then say, to place a cloth over the intake of the vacuum cleaner pipe to catch and reuse the scatter.
Doh...
Hi Marty.  You have started something with tights, I am trying to figure out the scatter problem and weeds growing out of a Rockface, now that I have got rid of the gremlins from my electrics , I can get on with other stuff as all scenery is new to me.   Best wishes Kevin 



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