Tunnel portals are costly

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Bill Pontin, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    Needed three tunnel portals for my new N Trak module. Those available did not quite fit the bill. I needed them to be on a slight radius and clearances would be tight. The double portals looked too wide and the singles too narrow. Here I built one using styrene on the order of Woodland Scenics concrete one. Made to a better width for my purpose. I then, naturally, made a rubber mold of that and cast up the three I needed. Not visable in the picture is the year "1948" cast into the portal lintel. Cold stamped the styrene to provide the negative. They look great and I found that it looks better cast with "Durham's Rock Hard" putty than the plastic resin.

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  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    One side set temporarily in place, still completing the mountain and adding the plaster cast rock work.

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  3. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Cooooool! I like it! That's a great idea. Will you be selling any?
  4. jim currie

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    nice work Bill can you get casting plaster in your local sets up fast fine grain ez to work once it is set up.
  5. Tyson Rayles

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    Purrty nifty! :)
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Where there is a need there is always a way. Nicely done Bill
  7. Lighthorseman

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    Hats Off!

    Beautiful work, Bill! I also would love to see an eventual update. :)