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 Posted: Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 01:32 am
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Golly its been awhile since last posting on this thread.

The track on the layout has been sort of finished, 3 Tortiose motors to install and the Turntable with the roundhouse, sounds easy enough.

I have been working on some of the rock work. 

Rocks are made using casting plaster, about 70 kgs to date, would guess about another 100 kgs to go.

I have a friend Peter Sutton who has been showing me his method.  He kept me busy mixing and pouring plaster while he placed the castings. Peter makes his own molds, about 50 of which some are 30 inches long,  but that's another story

Herbert has been bugging me for a few progress photo's, so here we go.



This area is just over 6 feet above floor level, thus creating a view block.



The Grotto, showing the area that will have a river.



Some detail



And more detail

Showing a a section that has only had the tint coat of paint.


The painting was done using acrylic paints at full strength and brushed on except for the base tint which was sprayed with a pump bottle. Used 4 different colours that were blended when brushing.






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 Posted: Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 01:46 am
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Don-don't show us photos of real scenery, I thought this was about your....er...sorry. It IS your scenery! EXCELLENT! Keep on keepin' on...

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Donald, the wait has been worth it!!

And you say that you are less than half way done?

I'm thinking that your house must have a pretty substantial foundation :bg:

Looks like you are going to have scenery that will tower over, and dwarf the trains, just as it should with the area that you are modeling.

Well done, my friend!!


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Most impressive indeed...the texture and coloring are very realistic.



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 Posted: Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 07:49 am
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Nice Don, and Pete is very good with his rock work as well. I quite like the colouring that you have achieved as well. It has turned out as an impressive view block, and with a slither of track hugging the rockface, will make an enjoyable section to negotiate a train through.

So I gather its not very transportable :)

Nice to see some progress in your neck of the shed.

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So, you´ve been busy!! Nice rocks :Salute: ! The view block sounds interesting.



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Excellent rock work! I'm curious to know what he uses to make his molds.



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Hi Don

Maybe we can get Pete to join the forum and do an article on the rock castings.



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Have been working on the dividing range, this acts as a view block so that the whole layout is not seen as you enter.

Constructed using chicken wire formed over timber uprights, then applying plaster cloth, with a coating of plaster over that.

The structure is about 12 feet long and tops out about 6 feet above floor level. It is only 2 feet wide.

Next up will be the addition of thin rock castings.







That's all folks

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Don,

The last photo is very good--shows how a little greenery can complement all the rock color---which in itself is nice!

Evergreens are usually very shallow rooted, so it is conceivable that one could grow on that outcrop-along with the other bushes, etc.

I think that you should encourage Peter to join, and do  a post on rockwork, as Ralph suggested.

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