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    Hey everyone, I was finally able to pick up this book as it has alot of scale drawing of some building I like. I am really interested in stone and was just going to start ordering some Hydrocal stone blanks ans carve out what I need. Too my surprice the book talkis alot about Plaster OF PAris for the stonework as it is easier to carve. My interest is the stonework and my question would be where could I can get detailed photos of different stone work and then be able to carve them in HO scale onto my blanks.. Hope this makes sence.. Joseph

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    Why don't you post a pic of what you're going to attempt. That would give us a better idea of what might work? other than that, my first response would to be to get hold of Russ at New England Brownstone for some direction. You'd be surprised at what Russ can do, he's amazing!

    Check this topic out http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=21058


    Steve

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    • #3
      Joseph,

      I just posted pictures of a few stone foundations in this thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=20980
      Bruce

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      • #4
        Joseph,

        Do a Google Images search for:

        stone wall


        You will find all the walls you would ever want to copy.

        I recommend a book on building stone walls. Then you will learn why stone walls are built the way they are and avoic unrealistic patterns in your building.

        Hydrocal is the most over-hyped product in the hobby. Defintely use Plaster of Paris.

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        • #5
          Joseph; you may want to take a look at the construction builds of the first four structures depicted in the Harriman book which I have posted. I described in detail different stone mediums including plaster of Paris and gesso over wood for simulated concrete. The discussion threads incorporate detailed information on coloring and carving as well as detailed techniques for different materials.

          I believe that anyone who constructs the structures following my presentation will add several skills to their toolbox.

          I've found without question that the use of balsa foam is by far the most desirable medium to use in the creation of stone walls. Ease of carving and coloring as well as obtaining different textures in HO scale is unmatched by any other material, be it plaster, hydro-cal, clay, plastic, foam board, paper, wood or metal.

          Links to the cabin builds are at the start of the following link which details the use of balsa foam.

          http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44353
          -- KP --

          Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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          • #6
            Hi Joseph, this is O scale, but the same idea used in HO or others scales. http://americantieandtimber.com/reso...ation+2007.pdf


            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • #7
              Wow, this fellow posted this back in 2008- and he never posted again!
              Carl

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              • #8
                Seems many of us open a thread with out realizing the date'...and even respond with assistance. Not wasted in this case, as the link Louis posted is quite informative..[:-magnify]


                Ted

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Carl B


                  Wow, this fellow posted this back in 2008- and he never posted again!


                  And I fell for this one Carl!

                  I usually check the posting dates, as many posts return from the grave.

                  I just went ahead and followed hon3_rr

                  Thanks Ted, glad it was informing, I thought it was. :up:


                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #10
                    Yep... I got caught also on just reading the headlines. Glad someone is paying attention.... But hey, pays to advertise. At least we're trying.
                    -- KP --

                    Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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