10-02-2012, 08:37 PM
The scenic cement Jim, is that a "white" glue (PVA) of the type that can be thinned with water, as I note you say to move it to the sides with your finger, not something you could do with a contact cement.
Reason for asking is because I can't say I've seen a spray variety here (although easy enough to thin a bit if it's that type and put into a pump spray bottle) apart fom the rubber contact variety.
10-03-2012, 08:19 AM
RR130, I figured you had it. The great thing about turfs is that you can blend them for many color combinations. No fuss, no muss. For murky ponds brown and burnt grass colors are best. Jim
10-03-2012, 08:24 AM
Toot, I don't see PVA listed on the WS Spray Glue. I have only used this product since I started model railroading. An alternative I've heard about is diluting Elmer's white glue about 50/50 with water. It is a cheaper alternative. I'm not sure if it clogs sprayers any more than WS Spray Glue does. I think the important part here is that you need a white glue that is water soluable and dries clear. There must be more than one brand in Oz. Jim
10-03-2012, 10:31 AM
Here's the first pour of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water. I will probably do three pours. When this is all dry it will look great. I don't like the Magic Water and other two-part 'waters' because they are crystal clear. Realistic Water has some opaque quality that I find more appealing. Jim
10-03-2012, 11:07 AM
Here is an update/progress photo I took yesterday. I love small streams and creeks. Here a photo of the outflow from the lake in the middle background without water in it. This photo is not complete yet either. Just thought I would take this photo. By the way the depth of this photo is 45 inches. Jim
10-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Very nice, I am curious to see the bridge!
10-03-2012, 01:08 PM
Drew good to see you back, thanks.
You read through the whole thread so you must remember I build bridges after laying track, which this photo shows. I just have about 18 inches to finish and I'm on to ballasting and bridge building: another small culvet, a cliff bridge over my desk, and this one. Jim
PS These bridges don't really carry any load to speak of. I will show how I build the bridge on this creek. I haven't really shown the technique I don't think?
10-04-2012, 10:09 AM
Many wonder how I do all this so quickly. Well, it is just my wife, two cats, and I in the household. My wife works and I don't have anything to do except model railroading and senior softball. My best advice is not to fall into the trap that many do. Namely, when you are letting something dry, usually a water product, or in my case track and ballast, do something else while all that stuff is drying. In the last two days I did more work on the layout than I have in the last month. I'm almost finished with the redo already.
While my 'water' was drying yesterday on the other side of the hill, I build some of my piers to keep the track on the cliff, or desk as the case may be. Also note the track is still pinned down drying. So essentially just by being in the trainroom I'm sort of doing three things at once. Don't take time off waiting for things to dry. Add scenery, build things, get the job done. Too many modelers never finish their layouts anywhere close to how they wanted them to be in the first place. Time management! Jim
10-04-2012, 07:21 PM
I notice the tunnel entrance here. Are you planning on shoring it up with lumber or is the rock considered strong enough on its own?
10-05-2012, 08:17 AM
RR130, Funny you should mention this tunnel. While stuff, water, ballast was drying yesterday I did build a frame around the this tunnel entrance. The rock is strong enought not to be braced up but I'm going to build some rock fall protection. Jim