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deemery
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  8:01:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Dave,

That must be one of the more challenging areas of your layout to scenic. And you jumped right in straightaway. Youre doing a fine job.

Mike



There is a theory of spiral management that says "tackle the hardest stuff first" :-)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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deemery
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  3:37:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Backdrop arrived today, I tacked it in place.


Any suggestions on a backer that will let me do a cove in the far corner, and cover (but not attach to) the door?


dave


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nortonw
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  5:09:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

1/8" Masonite, smooth side out, would work well in that corner for a backdrop backer. Bends easily and if you mount it to the wall/door jamb, it would be self-supporting. Does have a minimum radius but it's pretty small.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  5:11:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can you attach little shelf-like supports on the walls or door frame to hold a removable section of backdrop? Youd probably also need similar supports on back of layout? The backdrop module would set on them.


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deemery
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  5:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Can you attach little shelf-like supports on the walls or door frame to hold a removable section of backdrop? Youd probably also need similar supports on back of layout? The backdrop module would set on them.



There's a base to set the backdrop on, but some brackets behind would also help.

I'll look for curveable masonite. I'm also considering matboard. This stuff looks promising: http://neatconcepts.com/neatform.htm It's available from mail-order, so that's an added feature.

But I'm still very interested in alternatives!

dave


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Edited by - deemery on 07/25/2019 5:35:45 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  5:47:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Weve used aluminum flashing at our club. Ive also heard of vinyl flooring being used.


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tloc
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  6:05:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Dave! That looks great.

Tom



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railman28
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  6:51:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The scene with the backdrop added looks very good. Soaked "Masonite" is very curve-able. As Mike pointed out there other materials that work well too.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  7:27:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aluminum (which dents easily), vinyl flooring (use the back side) and eighth-inch Masonite will all work, as will 0.060 styrene, which can be purchased in 4x8 sheets (useful for all sorts of things) cut to your specs. I generally cut Masonite, plywood and styrene to 2x4 and 2x6 at the source, load them into the car, and motorize on home with visions of wonderful dancing in my head.

Best wishes!

Pete
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boomer44
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Posted - 07/27/2019 :  9:50:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"motorize on home with visions of wonderful dancing in my head."

Pete
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Pretty funny Pete.

Gordon Spalty



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/27/2019 :  9:53:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gordon,

Sometimes it works. Reality, though, has a way of intruding....

Pete
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jbvb
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  3:25:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Most of my backdrops are 1/8" hardboarad, bent dry. You might recall seeing the support for the (mostly) free-standing coves at either end of Bexley Yard - 1x1 with a plywood gusset in the corner of the L has held them perfectly.


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deemery
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  7:40:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Plaster night in Mill Valley - put plaster wrap over the Woodland Scenics scenery former stuff. Rock castings are curing, I'll color and install them under the far corners of the mill foundations tomorrow.


dave


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  7:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is now getting serious!

Nice job!

Pete
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railman28
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  9:05:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alright! This is a nice development.

It's only make-believe

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