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Philip
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Posted - 08/18/2020 :  12:45:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/18/2020 :  9:44:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you LarryC, Michael, Cody, Frank, Rick, Jerry, and Philip.
Every wonder what 5,00 broken 1/48 bricks looks like? Not even a full Spice jar. I guess I need a lot more for the destroyed town module.





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jbvb
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  08:38:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  3:50:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe you can smash and screen part of a real brick for some additional rubble.


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BigLars
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  7:52:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Maybe you can smash and screen part of a real brick for some additional rubble.


Sure, now you suggest that! It's all just practice.

James, that is what I thought.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  8:09:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Sure, now you suggest that!" Big Lars
You should hear the list of ideas I come up with for my own projects AFTER they're 'done' :)
but you can still used the screened real brick for the bottom layer(s) and sprinkle your bricks on top and maybe not have to cast another complete batch...



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  8:38:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

"Sure, now you suggest that!" Big Lars
You should hear the list of ideas I come up with for my own projects AFTER they're 'done' :)
but you can still used the screened real brick for the bottom layer(s) and sprinkle your bricks on top and maybe not have to cast another complete batch...


Bill,
I will give it a try, I still will need more castings. I have a few thousand more made in different colors. The process does not take long other than the time to dry. I can make 500 hundred in a batch.



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Philip
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  9:09:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Are you painting those bricks? looks terrific!

Philip



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brucet
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  9:49:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good time to take up drinking. Or maybe MORE drinking!!!


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BigLars
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  9:58:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Are you painting those bricks? looks terrific!

Philip


I added craft paint to the plaster on this lot. It was suggested I put mortar on them. I am going to try to spray the mold with grey paint, let it dry and then add colored plaster next. I have to keep experimenting.

quote:
Originally posted by brucet

Good time to take up drinking. Or maybe MORE drinking!!!

Way too late...



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/20/2020 :  07:21:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonder if for the mortar you could put a (test) batch of bricks in a small jar and add a tiny sprinkle of a dry gray tile grout.
Shake the jar gently to get some of the dry grout powder to cling to parts of the bricks, pour them out on a nonporous
surface and gently mist with water to set the grout?




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Philip
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Posted - 08/20/2020 :  10:23:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As Bill suggested screening brick is a great idea. I can send you a piece of soft red brick that was made in the good ole days. It is almost like chalk but a bit harder and was laid with soft mortar. Not sure, it may have been a fire brick.....

Philip



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/22/2020 :  3:42:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all for the suggestions and support.

I also had this one emailed to me.

Larry,
I don’t think when you got the “tour” of the railroad, I stopped at any of the buildings where I laid up either stone or brick facades. I saw on the latest posting that the subject of mortar came up. Go to your favorite big box store and go to the ceramic tile section, they have containers of a latex type grout that works very well. It comes premixed and various sizes, the smallest container should do you. I spread a bit of it on the backing wall with a 3/16” wide blade and on the ends just like laying real brick. You can usually do a few rows at a time then you need to let it set up. You might want to draw a few parallel lines as a guide to try and keep things somewhat level. Also, don’t forget you need lintels over the doors and windows. I don’t know what you used to make them but a pair of ceramic tile “nippers” are good for cutting them.
Best wishes, stay healthy, stay safe and hopefully will see you on Zoom Sept. 12th
Steve

I will try out the suggestions soon.



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/23/2020 :  12:38:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just acquired this Baldwin 4-6-0 from Greece. I hope it makes it safely. It will require a new stack and a couple of other small details to make it all work out. It was built from a Wrightlines white metal kit which are extremely hard to track down.




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Philip
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Posted - 08/23/2020 :  1:28:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote



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