"Pee" Gravel

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by pondman, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. pondman

    pondman New Member

    Has anyone used real stone's????? Like" pee gravel " on retraining wall's and on bridge support's .. And what is the best way to glue it up plus filler to make it look like concerte in between the stone's?
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    What I do is mix the gravel (usually stuff I pick up and sift from the parking lot) with molding plaster and pour it into a mold of whatever it is I am making i.e. building foundation, culvert, etc.. When set, I remove it from the mold and then scrub the face with a stiff brush until the desired effect is achieved. Then I stain the "mortar" lines whatever color I need. Molding plaster is used because it is softer, the drawback being that large castings must be reinforced. The staining is done at the end rather than into the plaster during casting because various dyes and staining agents can alter the casting time and its strength. An old but effective trick.
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    If you can find stone thin enough for n-scale (I prefer 1/16" or thinner), I usually use crushed rather than pea rock because it is so much thinner, paint the surface it is to be applied to flat gray then use Elmer's White Glue to apply it. The glue dries clear and any spaces between the rocks will be gray and look like mortar (or at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it :D ). The glue sometimes will have some shine to it, if it does a coat or two of Dul-Cote will take care of it. Hope this helps you.
  4. Warbonnet-fan

    Warbonnet-fan New Member

    Nice suggestions!

    These are great tips, thanks for sharing guys. My prototype region has a lot of stone buildings, and foundations as well. I'll give it a try! :cool:
  5. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    Pee Gravel???

    Perhaps Pea Gravel- 2B, 1B.

    The only pee gravel I've ever had the displeasure to see, contribute to or worse, smell- is that outside a gin mill.

    What's uP with that?

  6. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    Sounds like a good plan to me ....:D :D rich

    ps you have to forgive Mark he has been drinking to much CANAL WATER:p :p :p Rich

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