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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most stations were merely a curved loop and a siding.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Re-using a Hornby wall

Hornby, bless their hearts, made some rather items for HO especially their lovely resin buildings. However, I bought some old Hornby stone walling because I noticed that in Fränkische Schweiz the limestone is sometimes used for rural walls. 

The walling needs some fettling to ensure that the joints are invisible and a thinned coat of Crown Taupe (matchpot size) with a wash of sepia artists ink really does it proud.

These images show the initial placing of the walls, superglue is used to join the wall section but it sits in a bed of thickened PVA.

Partially hiding the view is a more subtle method of presentation, it helps to 'frame' the image.

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