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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gary S., Sep 24, 2007.
Doctorwayne, is that a typo? A 100 foot long siding. Thats longer than my whole layout.
Sorry, Loren, I was typing in HO scale. Room to spot two 50' boxcars.
Doctorwayne, now I understand. I was having a big envy attack.
I did the Seran Wrap trick last night. Well, it worked. Now, when I pulled the buildings back up, there were a few spots where the ballast came up too, but not all that bad. I think I didn't allow enough drying time.
I had also put "mock" columns where the silo columns sit on the cork. I coated then with vegetable oil, then ballasted-sanded around them. This morning, I cut around the fake colums with an exacto, and they came right out. And then the structure fit right in. Woohoo!
So, overall I am not completely happy with the technique, but I'll deem it "acceptable". Once I get the structures finished, I can go back and do some touch-up, adding ballast/sand/ground cover to hide any imperfections. For now, I am able to lift the structures off the layout so I can work on them.
Maybe some pics this afternoon if I can figure out how to use my wife's camera.
Here's some pics. Nothing special, but acceptable until years from now when I have the buildings totally detailed. Then I'll glue some more dirt/ballast/ground cover in place against the buildings.
And is it Seran or Saran?
Looks good, except like you say where the building sits on the ground cover. And it needs some weeds and stuff.
Yeah, it looks good, Gary: glad to see that your idea worked out. :thumb:
and it's Saran Wrap.