Tunnel liner question?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by trainsteve2435, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Hello everyone, i know this has been asked before, but how is the easiest and cheapest way to create a tunnel liner? The section i need one is pretty big and i cant see makeing those plaster liners. It would take me a month just to cast enough of them. Has anyone out there made theirs a different way? Thanks!
    steve:cry:
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

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    Do you mean the insides of a tunnel?

    That's easy.. Take a section of PVC pipe (available at your local Home Depot) of the proper diameter, cut it to the length of the tunnel, then make a single cut lengthwise so you can spread it apart to seat alongside the roadbed. Voila!
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    Hey Tom, thanks and yes, the inside. That would work, but my tunnel is in a big curve. Thanks for the great idea!:wave:
  4. Russ Bellinis

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    Unless you are running a camera on your train, you don't really need to model the whole tunnel liner, just the part that you can see from the outside of the portal.
  5. jflessne

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    I could be wrong but I don't see a reason to put liners all the way thru your tunnel. I've seen maybe the first 6 inches of either end and that's it. Unless you have a cut out to grab those derailed trains. :)

    I hear the woodland scenic liners are really easy to use.
  6. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I just spray the inside with flat black paint.
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    Great Idea. Also checked out your site. I'm a fellow train watcher. Not really fond of operations.
  9. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Oh, that's not my site, That's David Holsinger's site. :oops: IT's a great site with a nice layout! :thumb: