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by bulleidboy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Gravel parking areas
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: Gravel parking areas

I used ground up cork (Javis) and painted it with a black/grey wash.

ImageIMG_0612 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr
by bulleidboy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Hello all

Welcome FC - as you can see, it's a laugh a minute on here. Seriously, lots of help, information and of course fun! BB
by bulleidboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Hatton's website problem
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Hatton's website problem

All ok on Google Chrome.
by bulleidboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Underlay for tracks
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Underlay for tracks

Once ballasted cork or no cork the noise will be there. John, if you look at real track it is more often that not sitting on a bed of ballast which does raise it (slightly) above ground level - so cork under, just the track, not the whole board, can help to achieve the impression of the "shoulder" o...
by bulleidboy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Hi All

Welcome, you've joined a great forum. BB
by bulleidboy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hills and tunnels - best material.
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: Hills and tunnels - best material.

Thanks Ian - I'll probably make a trip to Reading (about 25 mins) and have a look. Barry
by bulleidboy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hills and tunnels - best material.
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: Hills and tunnels - best material.

Thanks Steve - I did ask at my local B&Q about the Jablite(?), which they knew of, but said it would have to be special order, unless I went to Reading B&Q (huge place) where they would stock it. At least the old tunnel/hill has gone, so I am motivated to get the space filled. Barry
by bulleidboy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hills and tunnels - best material.
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: Hills and tunnels - best material.

The old tunnel/hill has now gone - portals and support walls - cut off. If I used polystyrene again, and purchased a "hot-wire" knife from wherever, does the wire/knife seal the poly. as you cut, therefore eliminating the poly balls everywhere? It's by far the cheapest option, the Kingspan type mate...
by bulleidboy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 20012

Re: LOW GHYLL

Looks very authentic - as though it's always been there. Are the fence posts Ratio/Peco?
by bulleidboy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 343
Views: 20012

Re: LOW GHYLL

You'll need a little man (or woman) to water them - they will need a hose - a bit of solid cor wire with about 5mm stripped off the end will look like the item Hozelock make - don't forget a bit of varnish underneath where the water leaks out onto the platform - just adding to the scene - I'm sure y...