The use of slate in scenery.

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The use of slate in scenery.

Post by Tony Bird » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:46 pm

Hi,

Having an injured wrist I got a bit ahead of myself today.

https://youtu.be/NoN1l28eNvE

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Re: The use of slate in scenery.

Post by Maple » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:31 am

Nice to see how someone else does it. What glue do you use?
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Re: The use of slate in scenery.

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:02 pm

Glue?.... from my experience I have learned both what glue to use and what not to use! My early attempts using silicone was fast and made a firm structure.....
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Unfortunately water managed to creep into the joints and delaminate the slate.... fail!... If the structure is hollow it can be filled with cement.... success!
The silicone method would work for an indoor layout I'm sure.
If the base material is firm and stable, the method I use is a powdered, waterproof tile cement mixed with SBR bonding agent (not water)..... similar to Tony's....
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This adhesive has now held firm through 3 winters when laid on a concrete foundation. I use the same method for platform edging too.

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Re: The use of slate in scenery.

Post by Maple » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:13 pm

I have tried silicone before and found it fails in time also

Lately i seem to be having good luck with gripfil of all things...
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Re: The use of slate in scenery.

Post by FWLR » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:25 am

Great video Tony. I can see from the questions that all have been answered with your usual very helpful replies. I credit to you for showing how it should be done. :goodpost

But unfortunately for me trying to do that would end up with me having very black and blue thumb and fingers :lol :lol

Another thing is the purchase of slates, again unfortunately try to get slates from around me and it's like getting gold dust...The prices are ridicules expensive. The reclaimers around here do know what to charge. :roll:
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