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by Steve M
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Gravel parking areas
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: Gravel parking areas

I may as well have a go as well.
I mix playpit sand, also known as silver sand, with dry plaster powder and stick it down with dilute PVA. Then paint it with acrylics, Browns for gravel, greys for tarmac.
by Steve M
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Scratchbuilt with a twist.
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Scratchbuilt with a twist.

brian1951 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:55 am
Im planning my next project so maybe next year Brian. :)
World domination? :D
by Steve M
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 19991

Re: LOW GHYLL

Steve I like the platform very much the edging in great can you tell me is it a kit or made from your own fair hands......John A bit of both John. The main structure is 18mm MDF - easier to fill a corner plot with one level. The stone face and edging is from Peco via either Wills or Ratio I think. ...
by Steve M
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hills and tunnels - best material.
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Hills and tunnels - best material.

Sounds like you are getting impatient- did you learn that from me? :D
Surprised your local didn't have it in stock though.
by Steve M
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hills and tunnels - best material.
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Hills and tunnels - best material.

Barry, I recall Wickes sell smaller sheets of Kingspan type stuff (never used it myself though). You will know from my previous comments that imho the best stuff was the pink insulation they used to sell but I now use a grey polystyrene from B&Q - I got the name wrong last time but I think it’s call...
by Steve M
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 19991

Re: LOW GHYLL

bulleidboy wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 am
Looks very authentic - as though it's always been there. Are the fence posts Ratio/Peco?
Yes Barry, I don’t have the patience to drill all those holes myself! :D
by Steve M
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 19991

Re: LOW GHYLL

I’ve not found the telegraph poles I need in my local modelshop but I have managed to get some more fencing put up between the coal yard and the mainline. In the past I have used painted fishing line as wire but I wanted to try something else - three strands of copper wire twisted together for each ...
by Steve M
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 19991

Re: LOW GHYLL

They’ve not been watered yet. :D

Image20190610_113736 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Image20190610_114750 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
by Steve M
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 19991

Re: LOW GHYLL

With the way the weather is today they won’t need watering!
And no, I hadn’t thought of it - damn!
by Steve M
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 19991

Re: LOW GHYLL

RogerB wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:42 pm
They look better than my real ones already. I think you are missing your vocation. R-
I leave the real ones to the memsahib.