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Postby saslord » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:25 pm

I have started work on my tunnel. As I have three tracks going in one end I am having to build my own tunnel fronts.

I have built the fronts out of ply and connected a roof to it.

I am using paper-mache to fill in the sides.

I am writing this up for the site so you can see how far I have got with the article here http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Scenery/tunnel.htm

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Postby Dave777 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:55 pm

Is that nail varnish or just a trick of the light...?

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Postby dynamite25 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:56 pm

Looking super simon i might do the same as i have plenty of ply in my bedroom and the loft,and doing the paper-mache method to filling the sides in.

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Postby saslord » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:41 pm

Damn right - it's a trick of the light :D :D

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Postby Honeywell » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:08 pm

saslord wrote:Damn right - it's a trick of the light :D :D


It would have been more believable if you'd said that was Rebecca.. :P

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Postby Ironduke » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:45 pm

Suggest you work under the hood of your car for 2 hours before photographing your hand for publication, Saslord :^)

How are you going to simulate the brickwork on the tunnel mouths?
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Postby saslord » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:59 pm

Not sure how I am going to simulate the brick work. I might use printed brick paper or by some plastic brick/stone plastic sheets and cut them to size.

I will probably try both and use the best method.

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Postby Kentman98 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:11 pm

Hi Simon,

Firstly can I thank you for the trouble you have gone to in providing and supporting this excellent website.

This info on the tunnel will come in handy for me at some stage and I thought that this is an ideal time to ask a daft question.....

I can see the logic in ensuring tunnels are removable, but looking at some layout pictures I have seen on this website (and others) it appears they are permanent fixtures. Is this the case or is it just clever use of scenery?

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Postby dynamite25 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:25 pm

You can make part of the tunnel section removeable if you want to and it doesn't have to be permanently fixed to the layout unless you have tracks going over the tunnel section then it has to be fixed.


So times if the tunnel covers a wide space you can have cutout sections in the baseboard inside the tunnel to get to derailed locos or rolling stock,if you can't get to them from the back or the front of the layout.

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Postby saslord » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:40 pm

In my case the tunnel entrance in my photos is permanently fixed.

The tunnel roof and the other entrance are removable as my layout needs to be dismantled when we have company stay with us.

below is the painted tunnel. The green was a little too bright. But its starting to look like a tunnel.


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Postby Dave777 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:19 pm

Nice use of express points too...?
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Postby Ironduke » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:57 pm

So obviously we're looking at the end that doesn't have 3 lines running into it. Is it the same width as the other end? It certainly looks wide enough.
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Postby saslord » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:31 pm

Nope the other end is wider.

I have not yet done any scenery on that side. I have first got to dismantle part of the layout to fix the ply back drop on that side, so I can build the down part of the hill up against it.

I will take some more pictures tomorrow. its going to be like this but a reverse.

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Postby Pete » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:44 pm

Simon

Your going to have great fun doing that scenery, I think I should invest in Woodland Scenics shares! :wink:

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Postby Kentman98 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:54 pm

dynamite25 wrote:You can make part of the tunnel section removeable if you want to and it doesn't have to be permanently fixed to the layout unless you have tracks going over the tunnel section then it has to be fixed.


So times if the tunnel covers a wide space you can have cutout sections in the baseboard inside the tunnel to get to derailed locos or rolling stock,if you can't get to them from the back or the front of the layout.


Thanks for the answer Dynamite (I must find out what your real name is!) Now I feel pretty stupid as the solution you give is so obvious! Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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