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by Le Corbusier
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3868

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

If this is Scaleforum, albeit virtual, why is there music at all? There is none at Scaleforum normally. For myself, anything I watch I will probably turn the sound off anyway... It was suggested to me that I should create a trailer video for the show, I thought about it and did. It lasts for one mi...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3868

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

dcockling wrote:Well so far as my trailer is concerned, it is what it is , like it or not, I have no intention of changing it now. With just over a week to go I still have lots of other things to keep me occupied. :thumb

All the Best
Danny

I quite liked it actually ;)
by Le Corbusier
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3868

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I'd suggest music that isn't pompous or arresting - actually totally unemotional music that doesn't actually say anything but gives a background suggesting constant movement and momentum, preferably busy and light, and just not noticeable. The old BTF films had just the right feel, the music seems ...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 691

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

The computer said I had become disconnected I think the main problem is the distance from the modem so it might be worth moving the modem on the phone line in the workshop on the day Are you using wifi or ethernet to connect? If wifi might be worth while getting a repeater? Others will know more, b...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 691

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

pretty good with much better lighting .... no burn out from the light. However it does go pixalated at times? Very squeeky chair :shock:
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Certainly a creditable attempt Tim. Although I realise this is a first go and you will improve on it, I'm going to be a bit picky, but only in an attempt to be helpful. The stones in the wall face are over large as are the gaps between them. A wall with gaps like that would be about to fall down. A...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 691

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

Jeremy - the intensity of light from your lamp onto the modelling tray rather bleaches out the detail and what you are working on. I suggest raising the lamp quite a bit or even using a less bright source. The rest of the room scene was nicely lit in my eyes. Cheers, Chris Or alternatively try damp...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

managed a quick play with some tile grout and PVA :D I am aware that this is very quick and rushed with more care needed as to size and order of stones etc ... but I think there is a chance that this might be a technique that will work - and it is not as laborious a expected :thumb 1 (1).jpg 1.jpg
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I believe that the proper term is extruded polystyrene. I used B&Qs own make acrylic no more nails type glue when I did mine. My concern with just using cork laid directly on top would be that if you did end up putting weight in a localised spot, there would be enough give in the cork for the p...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) I would agree with John, I made additional boards for an upper circuit on Dubbieside about 20 years ago using a version of the material used for insulation in foundation areas, this was tougher and did not take dents, so the foam type underlay was used as I had spare quantities and stuck...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

John Donnelly wrote:I used the extruded polystyrene for my first 'plank' layout and found, whilst making the board that it was very prone to denting and any such dent stayed dented and didn't recover, I certainly wouldn't have laid track on it without the plywood track bed...

Thats good to know :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Thanks for that link Keith ... I shall follow with interest. One thing I am interested in is whether it might be possible to bond cork directly to the insulation and omit the ply for the trackbed .... given I use bonded chairs to hold the rail with all solderring taking place as part of sub assembli...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 65455

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Those loco springs look just the ticket :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

That's absolutely fine Allan ..... I was assuming that you might already have some record photos which might illustrate your approach ... fully understand the situation. Anyway ... beyond some experimentation I need to progress the layout design such that I can get some baseboards up and running. St...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

When my walking group comes out of Covid hiding, I suspect it wont be long before we give Dent Head and the Monsel trail a go again. I must remember to take a tape measurer with me. That would be kind ... and instructive. I have a study visit planned .... but I want to catch the turn as we head int...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Noel's link gives a starting point I think. Maybe for the thinner walls the 1' 8" base is relevant? The top stones look ± 1ft.
wall section.jpg
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I agree Tim, :) very steep, but manageable using DAS. :thumb Allan :thumb When you have a spare moment a couple of pictures of how you used the DAS would be very much of interest. Did you form completely from DAS? Did you make a solid length and then carve into this to represent the stones .... I f...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

This is one of the walls I will need to model as I am using the bridge as the scenic break for the layout.

Midland Official 1910-detail copy.jpg
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by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Someone very clever could maybe even program a 3D printer with the ground contours, and get software to draw and then print up a suitably accurate but random rendition of stones...?! doesn't that constitute 'playing railway modelling on easy mode' ? :D Seriously ... if I find it enjoyable to make, ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Thanks Neil ... certainly food for thought.

Of course there is also Dave's 'theraputic' aspect of building slowly over time :D a kind of Zen walling .....

The first thing to do is to experiment and take it from there I think.
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

The interesting thing to me is that the walls I am likely to have to build appear to have been built by the railway ... along the top of the cutting and protecting the Cressbrook tunel mouth. So likely to have been pretty well built I suspect with Will's capping stones in evidence. this image of con...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

A few of my images to date for comparison ... plus some old panoramas showing the nature of walls and trees in the dale - quite different to now. The laying of the stones seems much more random and un-coursed than Daves Cotswold version (image at the end). Mosaldale old view.jpeg Monsal Dale old vie...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Of course it was the Dave Barrett article I was remebering. Interestingly I did a bit of dry stone walling repair as a holiday in student days whilst I was still based in Great Longstone. I am tempted to have a bash at actually building a wall first off ... and then see if there are any methods by w...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, Oddly enough I'm going through the same thought process for my Friden project. To start with, there's a good article from Dave Barrett in (I think) issue 208 of Scalefour News, which describes the process you have outlined, using tile grout. I've done one or two experiments with left over tile...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204558

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

On the lanscape modelling front I am also begining to think about the best way to accurately model the good old peak district limestone dry stone wall. Would anyone know of any methods or useful threads I might be able to peruse on this subject. I vaguely remember reading somewhere about one method ...

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