How do you make the Flageways in Crossings?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    heres the crossing i did using the NMRA Standards Gauge i got off e-bay a couple days ago, i think it came out pretty dang good, and i didnt even use the WS plaster i wanted to use lol. i decided to use the WS Smooth-It cuz i got impatient and didnt want to wait till Monday when i get my box from MB Klein that has the WS Plaster Mold-A-Scene in it lol



  2. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Dental tools gentlemen that is the tools all MRRers should and a variety of them. they are good for cutting flangeways holding things in place, picking debris from turnouts rr crossings. hooking the wire that you just cant reach. Oh yeah they make great tooth pics also. I have boxes of them, my wife is the manager of a large dentists office. you can get them at most flea markets and drug stores.
  3. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Great work Josh! I'm going to have to scrape my scrap yard scene the same way!
  4. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    Well done, Josh!

    Take some time to admire your handiwork.




    OK. That's enough. Now back to work!

  5. Santa Fe Jack

    Santa Fe Jack Member

    Yup! I asked my dentist if she had any old dental picks and whatnot, and she was happy to hand over the ones that for whatever reason had been retired.

    AND - here's another great tip from the dentist: You know that blue or pink two-part mixed impression medium? If you've ever had a crown or some such dental work, you know what I mean. The mix it up from a double-barrel syringe, and get it all over your teeth right quick. It sets in a minute or three, depending on the type, and makes for a fairly firm or softer mold, again depending on the type. Anyway, my dentist saves the expired stuff for me, though she likes to use it too, to repair things around the house.

    This stuff is GREAT for making rock molds! I've made several, and I can't get enough of the stuff. The only problem is that you have to work fast fast fast. It starts setting up in about 30 seconds. On the other hand, this means that you could go out and find some rock in the wild, make a mold, and be done without having to leave it overnight, like you would with latex.
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks Josh and Tom :mrgreen: Many more crossings to do lol

    Thanks Lester and Jack for the tips from the dentist :mrgreen: :thumb: Ill have to ask them about that stuff next time im there :mrgreen:

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