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robwill84

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Re: Santa Fe in California 54 X 26 layout build
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2020, 01:17:05 AM »
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Oh, and should have also mentioned- I upped the outer track radius up from 11.25 to 12.5. This added 2 inches to both width and length, but I'm really glad I did because what looks like acres of room on paper has a funny way of looking tiny in real life!

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Re: Santa Fe in California 54 X 26 layout build
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2020, 12:58:43 AM »
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Progress is still being made! I'm refining the overpass area, and the overall landscape. It's taking some time and I'm eager to get track laid, but I think the effort I'm putting in at this stage will pay off down the road. I'm almost to the point where I can start making a mess with sculptamold. I've been hitting up the local Wal-Mart pretty hard for supplies, I found a cheap foam cutter that works somewhat decent, and I found some black posterboard by a company called Ucreate that I think will work for my roads. To my eye it really has the color of fresh asphalt, and with just a little sanding you can lighten it up considerably. In the tiny sample I made, I sanded it a little, flowed on a concrete wash, and blended the edges with some chalk. Only took a few minutes. I'll refine my technique a bit but I think it turned out ok. It comes in 30x24 sheets, so I won't need too many seams in the road surface either.




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Re: Santa Fe in California 54 X 26 layout build
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2020, 09:09:05 AM »
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I used that material (from Hobby Lobby or Michaels) on one layout and went back to spackling paste.











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Re: Santa Fe in California 54 X 26 layout build
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2020, 08:58:53 PM »
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Ok, a little more progress to report. I finished up the little underpass, I used some Evergreen 1/2 tile sheet and smeared it with a thin coat of liquid nails ( all out of squadron putty!) then sanded it down and it left a nice texture. I also worked on the fascia, because I wanted to have it in place, then bring the scenery right out to the edge without any gaps. Seemed like a good idea, I don't know. All I have right now is hydrocal, so I'm going to start mixing up small batches of it at a time, once I get the scenery contours massaged a little more. The fascia itself is made up of "Garage Sale" signs, I picked a ton of these up a while back when they were discounted to something like ten cents apiece. Flip them over and they're just styrene sheet, around 0.020" thick. To glue it to the layout I used Weldwood contact cement. To glue the cork to the styrofoam I used Elmers "no wrinkle" rubber cement. I've used this many times and it works great, a thin coat on each surface and its held in place firmly. However, you can remove the cork without damage to either surface if you decide to make a change. Anyway, that's it for now, more to come!




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Re: Santa Fe in California 54 X 26 layout build
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2020, 10:19:04 AM »
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Nice clean fascia always makes the layout look more finished - nice work!

  Frank

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Re: Santa Fe in California 54 X 26 layout build
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2020, 08:26:43 PM »
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Rob I'm gonna be jumpin' in with a new 2x4 shortly and will be following you (stealing from you).
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