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by AustralianLMS
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back scene backing board
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Back scene backing board

I found a better option. 100 mm minimum radius.


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by AustralianLMS
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back scene backing board
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Back scene backing board

Craftform has a 200 mm minimum radius. Borderline for me.



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by AustralianLMS
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back scene backing board
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Back scene backing board

Yes walkingthedog, tat was where I was headed too. Im just a bit concerned about seams.

Thanks Steve, I will investigate the mdf option further. It sounds promising.
by AustralianLMS
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back scene backing board
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Back scene backing board

3 ply won't bend that tight, or are you saying for the straight sections with plastic on the curves? that looks like what I will do. Just looking at other options. And I don't want to see a seam.
by AustralianLMS
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back scene backing board
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Back scene backing board

Does anyone have any ideas on what to use as a back scene base board? I need to be able to bend it 90 degrees at the corners with a radius of about 100 mm, maybe 150 mm max. Yeah I know its tight. At the moment it looks like having the corners squared with a plastic cut from a stationary folder bent...
by AustralianLMS
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: DC / DCC difference

Thanks for the info Richard ....... And no I am not putting a turn table in, well not a full size one any way. I plan to construct a wagon turntable, but hand operated. The turntable question was an example within a general question. I have now looked at a video of Gaugemaster DC unit online. It has...
by AustralianLMS
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: DC / DCC difference

And yes ..... The Gaugemaster combi at $110 looks OK to me.
by AustralianLMS
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: DC / DCC difference

Yes grain of wheat lights were the lights run on 12 V back in the 70's.

What do you use to power lights now? Just a regular transformer from the local electronics store? (providing the volts etc is right (I need to brush up on this))
by AustralianLMS
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DC / DCC difference
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: DC / DCC difference

Thanks guys for your input, DC I think will be my choice, even if only for the short term and for this small layout. If by chance I do want to run two locos I can use isolated track sections to control each loco. Having two moving locos at once on such a small layout would be too difficult anyway. T...
by AustralianLMS
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Woodland Scenics - Realistic Water???
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: Woodland Scenics - Realistic Water???

Chris Nevard paints the base board grey green brown and then gives four or five rough coats of PVA with out bubbles.

http://nevardmedia.blogspot.com/2012/06 ... s-way.html