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Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 10:37 am
by Zeno
I keep burying mine but it just keeps resurfacing
Hmm interesting 🤔

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:01 pm
by Zeno
A further update on the layout

I have added a rock face to it as it never really had a decent looking one
Made it using gypsum and foil, worked like a charm

I’ve given the first coat of paint and texture to the rock face here are the results ( needs a coat of mat as well )

also I have added a oo gauge tree in the background of the mountain , would it be a good idea to add it there for depth???

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:00 am
by darkscot
Zeno wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:09 pm Any tips would be appreciated xd
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Those coal loads look very good, how did you do them?

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:27 am
by Zeno
i got real coal
smashed it up
passed some of it from a couple of sieves and added some slightly larger pieces by hand
made a platform out of card added pva added fine coal then added the more coarse , used wattered down pva glue in a spray bottle in sprayed it on top till they stayed in place

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:33 am
by Bandit Mick
Looking good Zeno. What about adding bits of scatter between rocks and perhaps a range of other subtle colours to break up the grey.

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:48 am
by Walkingthedog
Nothing looks like coal better than coal.

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 10:00 am
by darkscot
Zeno wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:27 am i got real coal
smashed it up
I thought it looked too realistic to be real coal! :lol:

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 11:13 am
by teedoubleudee
Wish I still lived in our old house in N. London. We had a coal cellar and there was always plenty of small bits of the stuff. But that was before I took up the hobby. Can't find it it round here for love nor money LOL.

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:20 pm
by Walkingthedog
I put out an appeal to the members of the Trust I’m part of. One member had some.

The last lump I had was picked up at Didcot years ago..

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:24 pm
by Shunter
Can't you just buy a bag of coal down the garage or supermarket..? TW the garage off the A10 at Bexwell sells it.