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adrian_batey
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  07:15:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone.

Some time back i started a topic about scratch building SWSM railroad camp. I have basically completed the boiler and welding shop and making a start on the office, warehouse, supply building.

Now i have come unstuck trying to replicate the stacked stone work.

Wondering if anyone has tackled a stone wall from scratch like this and has some pointers.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=25873&whichpage=12

I am considering hand stacking the wall from cut and snapped hydrocal but think it will be to uniform.

How can i get that irregular stone shape?
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Pennman
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  07:55:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian,

You certainly are staying active which is a plus in the modeling world !

If I were doing what you are considering here, check out what Tony Burgess (who recently passed away) did when he constructed his scratchbuild of FSM Sewalls Foundry.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47927

Although this is "O" scale, you might find some useful tips

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46466

You stated "I am considering hand stacking the wall from cut and snapped hydrocal but think it will be to uniform."

If I were doing this, I would use thicker pieces, here and there on successive rows to get the un-uniform stacked stone affect. Some stones can be in and some can be out further to arrive at an overall good appearance.

Other modelers could chime in here with their experiences, as I haven't actually built any walls using these described methods. I'm sure there are other threads with similar achievements, but these threads (above), were two that I saved. Good luck.

Rich



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  09:14:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian, I made a one piece, low fieldstone wall out of a small piece of Styrofoam insulation.

I first cut a "rectangular" piece the height and width and length needed, and it was shaped along its length to fit the contour of the ground it would set on.

Then I carved the individual stones into the piece with a #11 blade. The old wall is one or two stones wide and tall, with a stone or two missing. I carved the foam to look like individual stones rather than just pressing lines into the foam with a stylus. The foam was painted with acrylic craft paints.

The wall guards one side of an old pasture (barely visible in the foreground) and the forest has begun to reclaim it, so it's hard to photograph. Here's a peek at it.




Edited by - Bill Gill on 07/11/2020 09:16:20 AM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  10:07:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you want one like the picture below see "How to Build a Stone Wall" by Karl Osolinski, see here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=8357




Louis
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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  11:07:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian, you can get a nice 'cut stone' wall look using vinyl floor tiles like I did for this foundation:





If you view this clinic that I uploaded and go to pages 23-32, you will see the 'how-to'.

https://www.nmra.org/edutrain/modeling-tips-and-techniques-structures-bruce-deyoung



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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  4:29:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also have a method of making block walls seen here; "The Par Four Challenge - Jan2013" http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38875&whichpage=2
You pour your own block walls using Durham’s rock hard water putty. Then color to your choice.






Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  4:43:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Then you have this one that's also good information from member Darryl Huffman; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46466




Louis
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adrian_batey
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  6:10:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone.

I think Tony's build should put me back on track. Have long admired his work.

So far i have tried hydrocal in strips then cut into blocks but could achieve the size i was after. They were averaging 2-3'. I also attempted to cast a flat sheet and add texture just before setting only to turn my back and attend to the 2 yr old and result in a nice flat peice of solid hydrocal :-)

I think Sculply will yield better results and working times for me. Off to the craft shop this morning :-)

I will get around to updating the my old build thread later this week.


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