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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2019, 04:39:15 AM »

Ah, thats how to do it!
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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2019, 02:44:54 AM »

Looks good!
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2019, 01:15:46 AM »

Hi Les.
ys the cracked plaster there are a few variations around, are your bricks hand layed? One way is to plaster up the bricks on paper in the chosen pattern spread a bit of plaster around then use a bit of thin wood as a buffer then hit it all with a hammer. A lot of it will shatter this is what you want but don't break the paper, pick up the paper with the shattered wall and then glue it on to you shape in this case the house.
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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2019, 07:15:06 AM »

Or, simply manipulate the finished paper walls by hand to crack the wall in a controlled manner.
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2019, 09:34:29 AM »

The bricks are hand laid onto foamboard, glued down with PVA. Perhaps a little unevenness would have helped to give some "air" under parts of the plaster enabling the cracking with thumb pressure. (Hope that makes sense!)

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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2020, 11:30:23 AM »

Some progress shots of the 1/19th diorama.  Three building "flats" completed, wagon turntable and some track down, currently laying cobbles (these from Diorama Debris who supply excellent moulds to cast the cobbles, these are actually 1/24th but seem to be OK in 1/19th).  One of he shots show the Ruston diesel under repair alongside the main building.
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« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2020, 11:41:43 AM »

Wow !! Excellent - speechless !
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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2020, 01:47:21 PM »

Most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2020, 08:08:53 PM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2020, 07:08:08 PM »

Hi Les ,

   Progress on your project looks great and the buildings are looking just right . Well , almost , but weíre not allowed to talk about brick bonds as , apparently , it is a boring subject . Looking forward to seeing more progress .

 On a slightly different note . I went to the Stafford Model Railway Exhibition yesterday and I managed to take a wrong turning on my way there and ended up heading north on the A34 towards Stone . As I approached one roundabout with a pub on the corner and it occurred to me that it looked familiar and I am guessing that I went passed your old house . Am I correct in my thinking ?

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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2020, 11:04:54 PM »

As we all know, Nick actually stopped at the pub for an hour or two before getting lost on the A34.

But he's wrong about modelers on this forum thinking brick bonds are boring and, since he's an expert, we welcome any information or corrections he might offer. As long as he offers help before stopping at the pub. -- ssuR
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« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2020, 03:22:08 AM »

Hi Nick
yes it probably was my old house, I can guess which road you took.  I presume you called in at the pub for a cup of tea - Brooke Bond rather than brick bond. Anyway thanks for the comments on the diorama - I know you are the "guru" of model buildings.
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« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2020, 03:43:44 AM »

Nice work. I'm sure it takes incredible patience to lay all these bricks one by one. I love the gray window trim.
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« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2020, 04:50:10 AM »

Hi Bernhard
It took around a week or so to lay the bricks. They come from Stacey's Miniature Masonry, he also does the blue/gray bricks used for the window surrounds. Laying the cobbles need even more patience as there are around 1500 to do, cast in a mould of 100 at a time. The "brackets" on the wall of the main building will be supports for an overhead crane.
Les
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« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2020, 06:42:22 AM »

In any case, the result justifies the effort.
Bernhard
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