arboretum valley

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Dad-1
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Hi Jaz,

Why am I not surprised at that list of art & craft background.
As to soldering ? Heck you can't be brilliant at everything !!

For railway, or even other craft skills I'd be happy to swap soldering
for what you can do. I say that as a qualified welder, a story to that
is - I was a crazy rally driver and tested myself & car almost to destruction.
As an commercial office manager the pay wouldn't allow me to buy good
engineers, but MY life was on the line - so learn how to do it yourself !!

Nowadays I almost go into shock thinking of what we did. How can you leave
a door handle in a tree you pass at 70, on a farm track ?
Model railways are safer and cheaper !!

Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
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Jaz
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:16 pm

not as exciting by the sounds of it!

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:06 pm

i have a habit of having a go, one time thought myself so clever to use glue and sawdust to make some scenery only to have it pointed out by loads of people laughing that people have been doing THAT for decades.....oops :)

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:09 pm

not my idea, a friend showed this to me....never seen it before or since....shreddied wheat! Now when your breakfast cereal goes stale...you need to make a thatched building :D
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:04 pm

8309 DAS modelling clay as thatch, but you need a good heavy duty plastic to support the weight!
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luckymucklebackit
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:38 pm

Wouldn't try the shredded wheat in my loft, we get occasional Mus musculus (house mouse) visitors, and chances are I would find some roofless buildings if I tried that method :D looks good though!!

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Jaz
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:09 pm

blimey, i never considered it as mouse food, good point.....I shan't be running with that after all....

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Mountain
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Mountain » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 pm

Mousefood? So is cardboard, electric wires etc. They just love to chew! :lol:

Dublo
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Dublo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:44 am

Hi Jaz
Just to throw an idea out, would it be possible to make latex moulds from Shredded Wheat that way the textures could still be retained. They could also be cast in non Mouse food materials.

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LukeB
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby LukeB » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 am

I've had mice eat pretty much everything on a layout before - trees, wires, fences, static grass, card - they'll have a go at all sorts. I had to write off my first big n-gauge layout because of them.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:26 pm

WOW (sorry for tardy reply real life is taking up a lot of my time at the moment gardening only one of my other interests) I had no idea just what a pain mice were, cross fingers ours have never taken to scoffing the layout! But I just pu out some traps and peanut and coconut butter just in case! Lets hope it does not attract too much attention!

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:41 pm

1304 hoist kit
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:10 pm

animals
1791bunny
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5278 fox
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6866 sheep
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0607 dog alsatian
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Itsonlyme
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Itsonlyme » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:36 am

This is really great work, it good to see those wargaming skills put to good use. If you don't have them, I really suggest investing in the forgeworld weathering powders.

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BrightonMan
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby BrightonMan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:39 am

Great work Jaz. Love the fox heading for the bin bags, never seen that modelled before! Out of interest, do you have track plans for your layouts? Would be interesting to see how all these scenes fit together.


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