Steep Gulch question

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Joepomp, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    I am almost finished with one side of Jackass Gulch. The other side will be very steep:curse: I can try the same type of rock on the finished side, just stright up and down, or perhaps a wall of sone kind. What do you think will look better, not that you will see it unless you look down the gulch.
  2. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member


    :curse: Where are the pics:curse: :curse: :curse:

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  3. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    Last try

    :cry: test

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  4. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    I say go for the rock. Make it look like it was all carved and blasted out for the railroad
  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Yeah, I agree with viperman. If there's rock on one side, it's not likely to change to some less stable material in the short distance across the width of the cut.

  6. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    What do you think?

    I tried the wall! I know you suggested the rock, but the wall looks good. I may go with rock on the less steep ends of the cut.

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  7. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Any pics of it in place?
  8. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    If you have the room I would make it a cut like the other side. If space is an issue make a low wall maybe the hight of a RR car with cut above it.
  9. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    Temp wall in place

    I put two sections of the wall up to see how it looks. I may reverse the seggestion to make a low wall and put the rock on top. I may make a couple of layers of rock, then place the third section of the wall on top of it so the last section dose not look too tall.:oops:

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  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I like the wall Joepomp!
  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    If you had only a bare hill ridge on top of that vertical rise, I would have made a rock wall. But with the second rail line on top a wall makes perfect sense.

    And this wall looks darn good! :thumb:

    I have a spot on my layout with the same problem - perhaps I'll take the liberty to copy your wall style...:D

  12. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    I used 3/16" thick foam board. I just made a base to size, placed 3/16" thick pannels inside, seperated by 3/16" (using a scrap of foam board to keep the space constant). I sprayed the inside with Pam then poured in the plaster. When it was getting hard, I pulled it apart. There were some pices on the verticals that either came off or diden't fill with plaster, but the small oned gave it that old beat up wall look and if I had wanted to I could have touched them up with plaster.
  13. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member


    I forgot it HO scale, I diden't measure it , but it look like a good sise for HO.:D
  14. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    Walls are up!

    Now I have to paint then. I woke up this moring and some little ^%#%*,/ artist had his way with it.:curse:

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