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Hi all,

Looking to do some Block paving\Cobblestone on track and MDF as part of a farm for a new layout.
What do you think is best to use.. obviously something quite hard wearing and can be spread thinly and then carved into Block paving\Cobblestone.
I read on a forum topic about how someone else did it, but can't find the topic now. Perhaps something like this... Plasterboard Adhevise
But the amount in that bag is way too much, so any other suggestions would be great, preferably something that can be mixed, so i can add a colour to it, incase it chips - thanks.
 

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On my rally track I used squirty painters mate style stuff to put tractor marks in. It went of really hard so may be suitable. Other than that try asking a local tradesman for a leftover bag. They're usually quite helpful....or you could go skip trawling.
 

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There are probably several ways of doing this. For the cobbles outside a barn on my track, I went down a different route from AAWSCC and rolled out thin sheets of DAS modelling clay (1-2mm thick) and glued them onto the MDF with PVA glue. While it was still soft, I then marked out cobbles using the edge of a ruler and a square-ended spoon handle. The DAS goes off really hard and can then be painted.

Hope this helps
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Hi mattblack,

as mentioned before there are quite different ways of doing. There was a great discussion about that theme when I started the roadsurface of my Targa Strada Del Vino. You might find some nice ideas about cobblestones there. Point of interest starts around page No. 4 post #50.



Regards Jens
 

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Don't want to spoil everyone's surprise, but Jens, WOWWWWWWWWWWWW, brilliant idea. I hope the young lady in question had a very rewarding Christmas
 

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Thanks Don, i had thought of DAS, maybe thats the way then...

Will look at your track now Keller.. cheers
 

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So many different ways of doing things. DAS works well and is quite a robust surface. I've not used it to drive on, but Leo Cerante uses it for a heavily bricked/cobbled surface in his Modelland. Rallyhub used a Dremel to great effect carving blockwork direct into MDF, Joegraphix also used this method to produce a cobbled sub-surface revealed by worn and broken concrete. Psrrfh used plaster in his plastic Well Springs also carved with a scalpel.

Psrrfh is the absolute master of cutting up plastic track, going as far as to cut all the plastic away to use only the rails and slot, with the remainder built up with plaster and jointing compound.

One could use cardboard cobbles glued to the surface and skim coated with joint compound or similar to give a nicely uneven and unpredictable surface.

Or just paint it.


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