Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

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Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

Postby Leekmuncher7474 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Hi, has anyone got any suggestions for the best materials to use to recreate the black, oily mud between the tracks and generally all around the yard outside a steam-era engine shed? I've heard mention of Polyfilla being used in the past and was wondering if anyone had any experiences of using it; good or bad. I've added a photo of Bridgnorth shed off the SVR as an example of what I'm hoping to achieve. Many thanks 8)
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Re: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:43 pm

Talcum powder! (painted black)
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Re: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

Postby Free_at_last » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm

Black Desert Sand from Aquaria outlets.
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Re: Steam shed/depot ground cover tips needed!

Postby muggins » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 am

I've just done mine with DAS clay rolled to around 3mm thickness with the wife's rolling pin, laid in sections onto neat PVA brushed onto the baseboard. Leave for at least 48 hours to go off, then fill the gaps and cracks with DAS pressed in hard, then sand the whole area once it's all good and hard if you want a smooth finish, and Bob's your mother's brother. Worked for me :)


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