Road question + first shots of main street !

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by alex_mrrkb, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    Here's what it looks like: I have to join the single thickness with the double thickness of foamcore. How ?

    The only idea I tried: sparkling compound. The result is okay but the grade is WAY too steep ! I tried many times to soften it but sparkling compound is not easy to work with ... I cannot lay it in small amounts, it just wont stick... I need help ! Any suggestions ? I don't have to tools to make a grade out of wood ... foamcore and foamboard have been tried but I couldn't get anything out of them ... any suggestions for a guy with two left hands ? (and probably two left foot)

    And now the goodies ! Here are two shots of the soon-to-be main street !

    The beige building is the cinema:

    Thanks a lot !!!
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Try turning it over so that the long piece of foam forms the grade.
    Do you have a hot wire tool? You could make a form out of three pieces of wood in a U shape, put the foam so that it sits on the bottom of the U at an angle and level it out with hot wire. Or a saw or something.
    Not sure about plaster on foam -- seems that it might not agree.
  3. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    Three words: IT'S PERFECT !!! THANKS !!!

    Gee why didn't I think of that ?

    I like the final result, I just gotta fill that little void that formed under the road but sparkling compund will do the job just fine !


    Thanks a lot 60103 !!!

    P.S. Are you friend with 90210 ? :)
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    90210? sounds like a WD 2-10-0.
    60103 is Flying Scotsman.
  5. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Thumbs Up!

    Coming along really nicely, Marc! Keep up the good work!:) :)
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    90210....That's Beverly, you know..............Beverly Hills! :D :D
  7. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    We have a Winner !!!!
  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    swimmim' pools, movie stars?
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Fast work

    that was really fast work -- you tried my suggestion before I logged out.
  10. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    Re: Fast work

    Thanks :) :) :)

    Here are some more shots of the finished look:

    And here's some grade corssings I made :

    And finally a double-track team track that has been asphalted for easier loading:
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Loooking real good that crossing. nice work

  12. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    I really like that shot looking down Main Street! Those are nice looking grade crossings, too. I'm too chicken to try out a paved crossing like that! :D
  13. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    No it's really easy to do theses ...

    The road itself is simply foamcore. I stops about 1/4" from the outside of the rail. The remaining gap is filled with sparkling, sanded smooth (when dried!) and painted (then paint is removed from rail heads).

    The paved part *inside* the rail is the easiest (yeah!) Just glue three toothepicks together (all I had was round toothpicks, so I sanded them smooth and flat). Glue them between the rails and paint. (again I cleaned the railhdeads)

    Et voila !

    P.S. For the right color I siply used woodland scenics asphalt paint. It's not quite perfect but does the job for now.


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