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by Pete
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Is Das clay suitable for a Cobble and stone block road finish?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Is Das clay suitable for a Cobble and stone block road finish?

Hi I've used DAS for this sort of effect (I'll try to find a pic it was a few years ago). I used two techniques to 'stick' it down, I rolled it straight onto PVA glue, so literally stuck it down. The other technique I used was to use the tape you use to cover joints between plaster board before plas...
by Pete
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Level crossing

I think the first barriers were installed in the very early sixties


When you say barriers, is that something different to the gates? Are you meaning the pivoted type?

Pete
by Pete
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Level crossing

This was from a cheap Dapol crossing, I just used the gates and replaced the red disk with one I cut from a tin can, I didn't like the thick one supplied with the kit. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/d82/petestrainpics/Dorstone%20Station/gates01.jpg https://beta-static.photobucket.com/ima...
by Pete
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Any tips for roofs with multiple parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Any tips for roofs with multiple parts?

Paper and compass is the best technique it takes a few seconds, for the leading tin foil is a good fix.

Pete
by Pete
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 199999

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/d82/petestrainpics/Dorstone%20Station/poles04.jpg I made about 500mm of the stuff but only used 100mm in the end, but I always liked the effect, you can see it to the right in the pics below next to the level crossing. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/i...
by Pete
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 199999

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

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A kitten on the platform at Dorestone, perhaps a few spills from those churns to be had...

Same again, more domestic animals...



Pete
by Pete
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hairspray
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Hairspray

Of course if you went for pine scented you could add that extra dimension to your trees...

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by Pete
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Superquick kits and replacement windows
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Superquick kits and replacement windows

Cutting out, replacing with acetate and then backing them with tracing paper/drawing film is quite effective, especially if you do put lighting in, it gives a nice diffused light, I tend to do this with all my buildings.


Pete
by Pete
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 199999

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

something that could have inspired the Rev Awdrey ...


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A road side shrine... :wink:


Back to the trains:
something that could have inspired the Rev Awdrey ...

Pete
by Pete
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 199999

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Found an old Bavarian crane:

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Now post what you want...

Pete
by Pete
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OMG Peco's got a new website.
Replies: 18
Views: 680

Re: OMG Peco's got a new website.

Peco have been in their own anachronistic time warp for years, they operate in a parallel world that is just like ours but not quite, I'm surprised we expect anything better from them, they are just continuing their tradition of being just a little strange. I think we had a similar discussion in ano...
by Pete
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 947

Re: Backscenes.

Maybe an alternative is not to attempt any sort of representational backdrop, and to have a neutral colour that provides a boundary to your layout so that you don't just look straight through and see the surrounding room. A backdrop definitely completes the look of a layout though, assuming you only...
by Pete
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 947

Re: Backscenes.

Maybe it's just me then, its always the last thing for me :)

Completely with you on using matchpots, they are ideal.

P.
by Pete
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 947

Re: Backscenes.

I can draw buildings, but it's the painting of them to make them 'fit' my scene that I struggle with, they always look artificial, a splurge of countryside is far easier :) With ref to Bufferstop's comments, I agree you can suffer from the perspective changing, though if you have a long scene carefu...
by Pete
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 947

Re: Backscenes.

Peco now do some photo backscenes which are light years ahead of their old (1950s?) painted ones.


The cars and vans look very late 50s/60s, the one with concrete high rises has a Mini in it. They look like old biscuit tins (the backdrops not the cars).



Pete

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