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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by IanC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:25 pm

:thumbright: Looks great.

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:37 pm

Great progress and imaginative and effective use of foamboard. It's really versatile stuff, isn't it?

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FBGR » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:14 pm

One side of the Level Crossing fixed in place today.
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The hot sun has caused some of the foamboard panels that were painted a dark colour to deform a little, but not a lot, and the odd extra screw here and there seems to hold most of the movement.

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by jim@NAL » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:15 pm

Looking great what do you use to make your road surface

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:42 am

It’s getting more and more impressive. The heat won’t always be this bad…..hopefully.
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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FBGR » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 am

The road surface is Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast stuck to the abraded surface of the foamboard with Gorilla Wood Glue. After everything getting a coat of Halfords primer, it is painted black and then dry-brushed with dark grey, lastly everything gets a coat of Wilco Yacht Varnish (clear satin).

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Post by FBGR » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:44 pm

After a short break, another bit was added today.
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The little shed was built in plasitcard as was the X sign and rail posts. Post and rail fence in foamboard.

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FWLR » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:48 am

It’s looking better every time you put photos up of your line…….. :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FBGR » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:22 pm

I’ve just finished the varnishing of some lamp-posts (made from foamboard, plasticard and bits of electrical wire), which will be going to the Railway tomorrow.
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I’m not sure exactly where each one will be positioned yet, and if they should be left out or find a place for a box in the shed.

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by philipy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:56 pm

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:22 pm
I’ve just finished the varnishing of some lamp-posts (made from foamboard, plasticard and bits of electrical wire), which will be going to the Railway tomorrow.

I’m not sure exactly where each one will be positioned yet, and if they should be left out or find a place for a box in the shed.
J0hn, Impressive lamps, well done. I'm not sure what the posts are made of, are they foamboard? If so, I think I'd be reluctant to leave them out if they were mine. I made some fence posts from foamboard and they didn't last very long when the local cats and other wildlife came visiting.

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FBGR » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:16 pm

Thank you Philip,

The posts are made from 5mm thick foamboard, and the bottoms are reinforced with a 20mm panel pin (in a pilot hole). I have recently been using foamboard for post and rail fences, with 5 x 5 posts with panel pin up them, and these stay out and, so far, have come to no harm. For the fence posts, the foamboard, being a little flexible, seems to be better than using plasticard at taking minor knocks in exposed locations.

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by IanC » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:32 pm

Great looking lamps. They're going to look good lit up.
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Post by FBGR » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:54 pm

Sorry Ian, they don’t actually light up, and the wires are purely cosmetic.

I have enough trouble with doing the electrics on the locomotives.

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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by IanC » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:00 pm

They still look great. I've got some lamps and was planning to link them up to a solar cell for charging up and lighting up automatically at dusk. I'm collecting the components, but I might be being a little ambitious!. :shock:
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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Post by FBGR » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:41 pm

Another panel of the road has been done. The original intension was to have a skew level crossing over the siding, but now the road has been bent round to go off the edge of the timber board and onto the plastic decking.
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The plastic decking is somewhat lower than the timber deck, with the track packed up to keep it level. This should provide a little bit more flexibility with regard to the scenery levels, so the step between the levels is next to be sorted.

We acquired a VW van recently, as shown. It is 1:24 scale. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of vehicles available suitable for our date and location – racing cars and modern lorries just look wrong.

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