That's a neat team track scene you have there, Dean... you do great work.
THANKS Bob! i used drywall patching compound and put one coat down, about 1/8" thick. it left a couple air pockets on the surface, but they weren't deep, about 1/64", so instead of going over it again, i left them in. it really worked out great because they looked like potholes. i used Poly S paint, concrete color, and since the layout is 50-69 i used 1/16" white pinstripe bought at Discount Auto Parts for the stripes. for the oil stains that run down the middle of each lane i dry brushed India ink/alcohol(a la' George Selios), this also worked out because it made the potholes, really look like potholes. thanks again Bob, hope this helped. -Deantenwheeler said:Dean... What do you use for highway/paved street's on your layout ?
They look great.
Rex, seeing your work REALLY inspirer's me to do my best. THANK YOU, for the complements you have given me in this thread. i bought the drywall patching compound from ACE Hardware, its ACE brand.RexHea said:Dean: Thanks for all the great photos. I always enjoy looking at someone's good work. The drywall patching compound worked great. Is that the same thing as Spackling (sp?)? How would drywall mud work?
WOW! i helped make your decision, i am HONORED! I am always glad to help when i can. i hope it works out even better for you as it did for me, thank you Bob, -Deantenwheeler said:Thanks, Dean... I guess that cinches it ! One of the guys in our train club uses compound for roadways, and your's looks great also... so when I get to that point, that is how I'll go.Thanx again... Bob
sorry for taking so long to post a reply to your answer Ken. things have been a little hectic the last couple days, haven't had much online time. that stinks because i love to spend time on this forum, great people, great pics, and tons of great ideas i find here EVERY time, i am here. ANYWAYS,..its 11:50, and i have to be to work by 6:00, so i really have to be getting to bed, and the way it looks Thurs and Fri i will have my hands full, so this weekend I'm going to fill those that read this thread in on the plans for the new HO layout. THANK YOU, for your interest Ken, -DeanCSX_road_slug said:Dean, could you post the plan, or do we have to wait til Christmas to see that too?
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