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 Posted: Thu Jul 29th, 2010 12:33 pm
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Just Looking at various scenarios for my proposed small micro 0-16.5 layout  - one of which is to set it around a N Wales slate quarry .

Obvious way of replicating the quarry scene would be to use real slate - however I fear that this would make the whole layout far too heavy and just wondered if anyone had come across a way of replicating slate ?. 



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 Posted: Thu Jul 29th, 2010 12:41 pm
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Didn't Trevor post one recently using egg shells?  I'll have a look around.



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Sorry Richard.  That was crazy paving.  :oops:



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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm might work to represent slate scree but would need an awfull lot of eggs.



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I don't know who markets it but there is a product made from chipped tree bark.
This would be suitable for a slate scree when painted.
I'd suggest solid formations could be carved from DAS etc.



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DD .

That sounds the sort of thing I am looking for  - you dont happen to know what the trade name is do you ?



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Richard ive got the answer to that i will post later

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Here ya go richard Henrparrot imitation raw slate.

Take one used pot/container used for polyfilla allow to dry completely.




Whack it out of the pot and break up to whatever size you want instant raw slate then paint to desired colour.




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That's not as daft as it sounds Brian !!  Painted, it could indeed represent slate.

Are you wanting a slate "face" or slate for wagon loads Richard ?  If the former, then I think I'd cast it from plaster and paint it.



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HP  - You are not just a pretty face - thats brilliant and will form the slate scree nicely.

Peter = The idea at the moment is to have a repsentation of a slate quarry with a coulpe of different independent operating levels rather like the Dinorwic Slate Quarry.



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:hmm Maybe if you mix the polyfilla with some suitably coloured paint beforehand you won't have to paint it at all other than a bit of dry brushing to give colour variations.



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Brian,
       Ingenious
Nick,
       Ditto.
(There's some clever lads on here y'know!);-)

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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georgejacksongenius wrote: Brian,
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(There's some clever lads on here y'know!);-)

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs



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Excuse picture quality - here is that bark stuff I spoke of (used on my 'N' layout).
You might be able to see a 'scree' which, with imagination, could be slate.

Attachment: Slate.jpg (Downloaded 35 times)



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ddolfelin wrote: Excuse picture quality - here is that bark stuff I spoke of (used on my 'N' layout).
You might be able to see a 'scree' which, with imagination, could be slate.



Hhum...........looks suspiciously like SWMBO's plum crumble...............:shock::shock: [but I don't want to slate her cooking]


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