Pete's new N-gauge Layout

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Postby Pete » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:00 pm

Hi

Didn't get half what I intended to do, but at least it's a start:

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Hope to get some more done tomorrow.

Pete

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Postby mumbles » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:05 pm

hi
looking good so far. glad to see you back and posting some progress reports
i notice that's quite a happy looking lego man :wink:
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Postby Pete » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:48 pm

:D Yep, happy lego for now, though the world conspires against me :wink:

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Postby Pete » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:10 pm

Hi

Well braving the cold I finished the first hill tonight, the plastering bit that is. I even ran a train about 300mm using a couple of leads with croc clips.

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Tomorrow I go in search of paint and ground cover.

I'll have to get round to painting that signal box too.


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Postby Pete » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:31 pm

Hi

Just got a lick of paint on the hill, it's mixed from yellow and blue cheepy poster paint from The Works

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The dark areas in the second pic are where some exposed rock will appear when I start with the ground cover.

The green is mixed on the trot so that I get a nice variation in the shades.

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Postby sanctuary » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:32 pm

I love to see an artist create his masterpieces from the bare canvas, it inspires me to try and emulate their work.

Thats why I was a bit late seeing your thread :lol: :lol: :lol:

No seriously Pete your work is inspiring and always well documented, I'm looking forward to seeing this new layout progress.
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Ground cover begins!

Postby Pete » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:59 pm

Hi

Pressed on this morning.

I had this box of about 40-50 pine trees I bought some years ago so I thought I'd use them up and form the edge of a pine forest. I used some brown scatter to form the forest floor, stuck down with NOCH spray adhesive:

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Following this I planted the trees, just a small hole pierced through the plaster and the trees inserted without any glue, so they can be recycled if need be at a later date. Any white showing through was touched in with some brown paint:

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I then wanted to experiment with some ground cover. On my previous layout I used static grass (a fantastic product) but this time I wanted to achieve a less intense finish, to make the scenery more panoramic. I'm using various woodlen scenics flock and foliage products. I want an autumnal look, so I'm using burnt grass as the base and mixing in various greens and browns to give it variation in colour and texture:

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I'm going to build it up in layers until I get the depth and finish I want.
I've not used NOCH spray adhesive for ground cover before, it's excellent, it gives a thin coating, and is great for overlapping edges etc, it's quite accurate to apply too.

I'm waiting for it all to dry now to see how it looks.
I also have an amazing chemical headach from the spray :? which I hope will wear off soon too.

May post some more pics later.

Pete

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Postby edwardholmes91 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:08 pm

Wow, looking forward to the next batch of pictures! Looking really good. I am intending on using 3M spray adhesive. Not sure how well it works, but I have used it in the past with other hobbies to great effect, sticks paper together really well. How cost effective is the Noch spray? The 3M that I have bought is primarily for gluing textures to greyboard when making Scalescenes kits, but mine cost £13 for 400ml.

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Postby Pete » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:15 pm

Hi

I'm not exactly sure of the cost, I bought it a few years ago when I was making some sea grass trees. It covers so thinly that I thin ka tin will go a long way. That said I'll probably still use PVA on some sections and use the spray for the large areas.

The 3M spray, is that photo mount spray?

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Postby Pete » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:39 pm

You sure you're not modelling California?


Give it chance, these are but the first layers!

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Postby edwardholmes91 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:24 pm

No, not the photo mount in the red can, mine is a blue and silver can, it is called: "3M Scotch Weld Spray Mount".

I got it form a craft store but I am sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere:

3M Scotch-Weld Spray Mount 400ml

It is £3.90 postage, but I am sure if you bought two it wouldbe worth it.

I HAVE NEVER USED THIS TO GLUE FLOCK, SCATTER ETC. I ONLY PLAN ON USING IT, I DONT KNOW HOW WELL IT WILL WORK! :)

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Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:46 pm

Excellent pictures - and glad to see things moving again. I'm looking forward to future visits to this thread.

holmedwa04 wrote:No, not the photo mount in the red can, mine is a blue and silver can, it is called: "3M Scotch Weld Spray Mount".


I bought some of that 3m Spray Mount for my first attempt at making small trees and bushes a couple of days ago: they were tacky for about 12-hours afterwards - but I've just given them a good flick-of-the-finger and shaken them about a bit - and the foliage seems well and truly stuck. I plan at some point to see if it works for static grass too - so I'll be interested to hear how you get on.

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Postby Pete » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:14 pm

Hi

Been away for the weekend so no progress, but had some goodies waiting for me when I got home:

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My station building and goods shed.

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A couple of new wagons for the stock.

Sorry for the picture quality, I'll try to take some of the wagons on some track soon.

Pete

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Postby Raider » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:17 pm

Nice additions there Pete.

Hope you had a good trip

Chris


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