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After being highly impressed with the grass "wallpaper" I was wondering if there was anywhere in the UK that sold brickwork-type wallpaper that I could affix to my home-made wooden bridge supports to give them an element of realism


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I haven't seen wallpaper as such, but plasticard and painted foam mouldings are available from model shops and railway specialists. I got some from on tracks.

(because it is one of these fancy flash websites I can't post a direct link. I got to the right place by selecting guage 1 railways, then misc scenic items, then scrolling down)

In the background is the walls I got from there:

 

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Magical picture astro!

I love the amount of detail you put in your track and scenery!
Seeing those hamburgers really makes me want at least one of those...

I'm off... to the snackbar accros my office!

Bon apetit!

gunther

PS: Nice bricks by the way!
 

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If you have a colour printer, you can make always make your own... I'm in the process of building some pit garages and have covered the end walls using home printed 'walls'. Its relatively easy if you have access to something such as Paintshop Pro or similar... i can e-mail you the .jpeg if you're interested...

I will post photos of the garages when they're finished...
 

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A fast, easy and cheap method is to check out the variety of wall coverings, wall papers at your DIY stores. I`ve been using various textured coverings in my wargames layoiuts. You wil find surfaces that are suitable for concrete walls, mud tracks and walls of different construction materials. Try to see past what they are intended for because once painted they look superb, even used one as a base for a river, painted over it then added yacht varnish for the final effect.
 

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Cheap and cheerful are the brick and stone papers in the W Hobby catalogue for dolls houses, we used the brick for the Aberstone flyover and coated it in matt varnish, its stood up to a fair bit of abuse over the years.
Cheers - Phil
 

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I use Photoshop to make my own, my server seems to not like FTP right now, or I would put some full sheets up for you, maybe when I get home I can try.
 

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What do you use to stick the paper onto the base structure. I made a building a printed off some brick paper I had made up. i used PVA glue to attach it to the card structure. I ended up with a ripple effect.

I've made up some pits and i want to use the same technique but this time without the ripples.
 

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QUOTE (Spender @ 13 Jan 2005, 22:20)What do you use to stick the paper onto the base structure. I made a building a printed off some brick paper I had made up. i used PVA glue to attach it to the card structure. I ended up with a ripple effect.

I've made up some pits and i want to use the same technique but this time without the ripples.

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I just used UHU glue stick : it was OK for both the bridge (MDF) and the pits (foam core)
 

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Apparently my wife has told me I should put the paper through her xyron machine. This puts a uniform coating of dry adhesive on the back. She uses it for card making.

I'll report back
 
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