NRM Article - Making cheap, easily shaped, easy rock faces!

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Postby rmg1919 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:57 pm

Excellent stuff.

I love this bit:

The fumes are PROBABLy toxic, so it's not recommended to breathe them in, so try to avoid this.


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Postby Dougie » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:28 am

good idea, seems to work well

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Re: How to make cheap, easy and custom rock faces!

Postby shaun 2009 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:43 pm

hi im shaun 2009 iv tried to make a rock face ceanary because iv got a 00 gauge track and its 6ft by 4ft wide and just carnt get it to look right if u could help me that will be good :ink:
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Re: NRM Article - Making cheap, easily shaped, easy rock faces!

Postby myklo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:51 pm

That's excellent, here's another idea that I came across recently. Cut a piece of fairly thick paper to the size you need and paint it with a dark grey poster paint or similar, then crumple it up - you may need to try a couple of times to get it right, you can vary the size of the relief created by the amount you crumple - then smooth it out and with an almost dry brush lightly brush over the surface with a lighter colour paint, or several different colours. The paper rockface can then be simply stuck in place and using the same method you describe with scatter etc to blend it in. The two methods will work well together I suspect.

I have inherited a large shed with a 12 foot by 5 foot baseboard already built. I am trying to design a suitable layout. I would like to include a harbour and a mine.

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Re: NRM Article - Making cheap, easily shaped, easy rock faces!

Postby mcnaugg » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:22 pm


Regarding the comment about the fumes from the P/strene being toxic I know that many years ago when working for BT they were using cables with a PTFE insulation in the cable (MDF) rooms and after a couple of years it was discovered that when soldering these cables the fumes from the insulation caused what came to be called Polymer Fever and as a result the use of these cables were stopped or restricted to cable wrap installations.

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