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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/12/2016 :  7:14:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
“READ ALL ABOUT IT”, Frederic Testard plastered on mountain.

Frank

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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 02/12/2016 :  8:01:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mon Dieu! (OMG!)Frederic....I am ashamed that I have not investigated
your progress. You certainly are a busy guy lately. I see the cardboard
strips in place, but an anxious to know about the "newspaper" skin that
you are applying...Do you just submerge the paper in a wet base of plaster
and attach it to the cardboard strips? I am interested because I want to start a small
layout here in Las Vegas and don't want to use the plaster cloth.
Keep up the great work......



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kirk
Fireman



Posted - 02/13/2016 :  02:15:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful to see progress... you really have got into gear! I'm all envious, and can't wait to see some scenery covering the new area!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 02/13/2016 :  04:04:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, the 'newspaper skin' is made by glueing (white glue) rather small pieces of paper (I'd say about 2 to 3" by 6") to the cardboard shell. By using a generous amount of glue and laminating three sheets of paper, you get a fairly solid basis. You could decide to cover it with medical plaster bands, but I tend to prefer the look of the spackle finish.

The next step on the left part will consist in applying a coat of light cost paint. The vertical cliff above the bridges still needs more sheets.

Then I'll have to salvage my latex molds for making mountains. Not being in use for very long has made them quite brittle, and I'll have to see if I can save them by a wetting process - and probably add one or two coats of latex on the outside since small holes have appeared in some places.



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C Laskey
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/13/2016 :  11:09:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic
Wonderful work on everything that you do, I am trying to get back into the grove but find it hard at times.
Thank You for all of your postings.
Carl



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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  07:21:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for writing Carl, it's a pleasure to read you after a long absence. Hope to see some of your fine modelling soon.

The stringers for the second bridge are done.

An easy way to glue the stringer-end supports exactly at the right height :





The area as a helicopter would see it.



An engineer's view.



A moment ago, I mentioned I would show the completed snowshed. Maybe a few more boulders and gravel would be OK.




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dallas_m
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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  12:09:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


This shot could easily symbolize the journey from imagination to reality!

Nice to see the "familiar" plaster and such transformed into the beautiful world of your imagination. Looking really good there!


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  12:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow that is just looking so good.

It's such a pleasure to see you back at making the magic appear.


Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Philip
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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  1:22:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking Great Frederic! WOWSA!!


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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 02/14/2016 :  1:47:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

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This shot could easily symbolize the journey from imagination to reality!

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Frederic...I have to agree with Dallas.....
I am really looking forward to the journey.....



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/18/2016 :  6:56:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dallas, thanks for a great and inspired comment.
Bill, Jerry, thanks for your ongoing interest in this layout.
Philip : nice to read you after what seemed like a long silence on the forum - or simply I didn't consult the right topics.

And now it's really mountain time.

My old latex molds have survived a new cliff, but I really think I need to make new ones since latex tends to stay "glued" to plaster when I remove the mold. I have kept the two original pieces of rocks onto which they were originally made (one of them was offered to me - as well as the mold - by Alexander Zelkin as a wedding gift!).

Here are a few shots of the progress made during a rather dirty afternoon...












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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 02/18/2016 :  7:03:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dirty but productive.

Frank

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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 02/19/2016 :  07:15:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, Frederic, the new rock will blend seamlessly with the existing. Looking good.


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visman48
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Posted - 02/19/2016 :  10:24:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Frederic,
Looking super, good to see you back to work on the RR. The rock work makes it all work, looks like you approach it like I do. What are you doing to blend and fill in hold...are you using scupltamold? that's what I use. Those are rock molds you made? yeah I find the that material for the consumer is not the same as I get in molds that I buy.

Les



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 02/19/2016 :  12:03:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederick looking good. I watching to see how you do this so I can give it a try.

Just how do you mange to keep the plaster off the bents??


Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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