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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Roads!   Roads! EmptySat Apr 23, 2011 4:07 pm

Last week I have made some road extension for the railway:

Here you can see the main crossroad connecting the station and loading dock to the rest of the road infrastructure:

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Turning right on the crossroad you go up hill:

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Further on the hill there is a square. It looks like a loading dock on this picture but it isn't. Actually there is a gap between the tracks and the square. The idea is to build some sort of watermill in the future and the water will stream between the track and the square.

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And the view down hill again.

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Paul
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Roads!   Roads! EmptySat Apr 23, 2011 4:11 pm

Nice work Paul. what material did you use?

mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Roads!   Roads! EmptySat Apr 23, 2011 4:25 pm

Very picturesque, is that a little 'narrow' gauge I can see in the rocks?
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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: Roads!   Roads! EmptySat Apr 23, 2011 4:55 pm

Thanks guys!

The roads are made from 'hypertufa'. It's a mixture of cement, sand and perlite. It's used in making garden ornaments (if you Google on the word hypertufa you get some examples).
I've got the idea for using this after seeing some incredible work from a guy named 'graniteshop' on the old G-Scale-Mad forum. Ufortunatly that forum is gone... Sad

Carl, you are right. On the hill are laying some H0 scale tracks (Roco new silver) as a test.
I put them there last september and they have been out all winter, including rain and snow. They still are in perfect shape. I'm thinking of perhaps making a very narrow gauge (Gn15) line on the hill (just a circle around the rocks). On the other had, it looks very much like what it is...H0 track. So I'm also considering other options for alternatives for the track using techniques like these used on the Sandstone and Termite layout.

So all ideas on tracks are welcome! Idea
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stockers

stockers

Location : Kent, England

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PostSubject: Re: Roads!   Roads! EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 7:29 pm

I have seen some really good model roads made from ready to lay tarmacadam. Available in bags from DIY stores for about £5. I am going to give it a go soon - will send in pictures.
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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: Roads!   Roads! EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 11:15 am

stockers wrote:
I have seen some really good model roads made from ready to lay tarmacadam. Available in bags from DIY stores for about £5. I am going to give it a go soon - will send in pictures.

Please do! I'm always interested in new techniques so if you have some pictures when you are done showing them is much appreciated!

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