Paintbrush streaks on roads...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

  2. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    How come I can't delete my own post?
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Try clicking on edit - there should be a delete option in the window that opens up.
  4. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    I've had the same problem. Can't delete my own post(s). It used to work. Must be a glitch somewheres:(
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    That feature was turned off because if the first post in the thread is deleted, it takes all, which may not be desirable. You can just PM the moderator for the forum which has the post you want removed. Best to give him the url to the post. In the mean time, or if it's a useful thread which should not be deleted, the best thing to do is replace the text with a smiley, a frowny or a dot, as you did.

    If you wish to change a title, that also requires a moderator's intervention.
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Meanwhile back at the subject line, what is a good way to eliminate brush streaks on dirt roads?
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

  8. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks cid.

    Sandpaper the dirt roads... I would never have thought of that one. :thumb:
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Then don't forget to add tyre tracks down the road with a car at the end of it. Looks effective.
  10. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    actually with an 1880s layout I need buggy wheels and hoof prints. :D
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    He he

  12. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    :cool: Actually........

    What I meant in the original post is this :rolleyes:

    I made my road out of plaster (one day I'll post pics and make my life easier..). I put the top coat (Pavement color) on it with a paint brush, I noticed that the brush left streaks in the road :eek: (plaster and paint).

    I thought about it for a while :confused: and I came up with the answer: Use a small roller to paint the road!!:D :thumb:

    That's why I deleted the post cuz I found the answer right-away.

    BTW If my pictures are on a CD rom, can I post them here? Or do I need a website?:confused:

  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    You can do it either way. If you note on the index, some of the posts have a little paper clip symbol, which means that there is a picture from the-gauge site. Others don't and they MAY have a picture from some other site -- which can be larger than the-gauge allows.
    Scroll down the "post reply" screen to where it says "Browse" and use that to find the picture on your disk.
    Please check first that your picture is within the limits that the site allows. The CD that I get from my developer is way too large.
  14. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

    The method I use for Tarmac (Asphalt) roads is simple:
    First I get some dark grey paint (Undercoat from the local DIY Store) and apply it liberally on the desired area. I then take some tissue paper and brush this down over the painted area so that the paint soaks through the paper. I just let it dry and there you have it, a textured road surface with no brush strokes.:D

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