DocWayne and Anyone Else...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gary S., Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Doctorwayne, is that a typo? A 100 foot long siding. Thats longer than my whole layout:eek:.

    Loren
  2. doctorwayne

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    Sorry, Loren, I was typing in HO scale. ;) Room to spot two 50' boxcars.

    Wayne
  3. Nomad

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    Doctorwayne, now I understand. I was having a big envy attack.:oops:

    Loren
  4. Gary S.

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    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.
  5. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    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?

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  6. Nomad

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    Looks good, except like you say where the building sits on the ground cover. And it needs some weeds and stuff.

    Loren
  7. doctorwayne

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    Yeah, it looks good, Gary: glad to see that your idea worked out. :thumb:

    Wayne
  8. Printer

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    Lookin' Gooood!!

    and it's Saran Wrap.