tunnel..

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by NCMRailroad, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. NCMRailroad

    NCMRailroad Member

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    Hi all,
    Just wondering - on average what is the best technique to build a HO scale mountain complete with tunnel? Styrofoam board works good (as I have learnt) but can be over costly.
    Rgd's
    NCMRailroad.
  2. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    There are quite a few ways to do it. One that many people (myself included) use is the cardboard basket-weave method:
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    After shaping, cover with plaster-cloth or strips of newspaper or papertowels dipped in "soupy" plaster. The tunnel interior can be made out of what ever is handy: cardboard, styrofoam, etc painted black.
    I hope that helps

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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Nazgul Active Member

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    Pete
    Great idea!...I bet the plastic version would work pretty good as well with a little extra support. By the way...the rest of that thread is well worth reading:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: . That is some great modeling there! I need to go back through the threads from a while back...no telling what other gems are out there!
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    The thing which sold me on the aluminum ( I never got to the plastic) was, after it was set in place, I could still make minor adjustments, to shape the terrain, before plaster was applied.
  6. NCMRailroad

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    Sorry I haven't replied to your "replies" on this perticular thread. Alothough I would have liked to have included a tunnel on my layout (I had even went as far as ruff designing one) I opted out.
    Thanks again for your views and replies to this thread!
    NCMR