Low Relief Mine Buildings

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AustrianNG

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I remember it well Rik when I visited last - a very well executed structure on your railway empire.
Perhaps you should do an analysis of your wonderful stream area.
 
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duncan1_9_8_4

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I too am curious about the stream! But that mine looks the real part, is there no end to this railway, it really is a miniature world. Love the 'blog' site too.
 

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The stream and the railway running through the trees and foliage in the track reminds me of my visit to the logging railway from Visseu de Sus in Romania, brilliant.
 

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Very interesting and comprehensive blog! Full of inspiration too. It looks really good.
How does the balsa stand up to the weather? (probably better than plywood I suspect!).
I've been thinking for some time now of low-relief structures where my extension runs alongside the hedgerow. You have made up my mind!
 

ge_rik

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Very interesting and comprehensive blog! Full of inspiration too. It looks really good.
How does the balsa stand up to the weather? (probably better than plywood I suspect!).
I've been thinking for some time now of low-relief structures where my extension runs alongside the hedgerow. You have made up my mind!
Hi Mick
I don't leave these buildings outside, I take them inside between running sessions. But I got the idea from Peter & Kes Jones' book, and I know some of Peter's models are still in use on the Llechfan Railway, many years after they were constructed, and mid Wales is not noted for its mild climate..... ;)

Rik
 

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Cheers Rik - yes I should do the same (or make things out of concrete). But low relief buildings wouldn't need as much space in the shed. You have got me thinking now.!
 

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Nice work Rik! It has given me an idea for something similar too....
 

ge_rik

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Interesting to see this pop up again from six years ago :)

I used the mine buildings as a test-bed for trying out various techniques. Wooden substructure then various forms of cladding - plastic sheet, coffee stirrers, balsa wood 'stone' cladding, real stone slips and aluminium foil corrugated iron. They all seem to have worked OK - though the instant grab adhesive seems to have parted company with some of the corrugated plastic sheets.

These days my preferred material for buildings construction is PVC foamboard

Rik