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07-26-2020 05:18 PM
gizmorama Really nice looking paymaster building. Love the humor.... CNC signage?
I found a large piece of flannel-like cloth that came with one of my wife's handbags. Eager to give that a try, as soon I reach the next wall with my bashed tank engine and "sorta" tender. No big hauler, aristo tank, Stainz have given lives for a better cause.

07-26-2020 04:46 PM
Mike Paterson I built a plex structure using 1/8" plexi, the fabric was a tea stained old undershirt. I stretched the shirt while still wet over the structure and set it out in the sun to dry. I then sprayed the structure with lightly to weather and clear coat to seal. This bonded the fabric to the plexi. The structure has been out in the sun for over 12 summers (6months) and twice weekly sprinkler attacks. It has now started to show deterioration. I bring all my buildings in during our winter months.
07-25-2020 08:39 PM
Jim Petropulos
Canvas idea

I used a fine grit sandpaper epoxied to my Sandy River cab roof to represent canvas.. Painted light gray. It's held up for twenty years.
07-24-2020 10:54 PM
denray [IMG]image by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr[/IMG][IMG]image by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr[/IMG]
Now this design is not for outside but with the proper wood it could be used outside, the tent cover is just a white material painted with titebond type 3 glue
image by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr
07-24-2020 01:10 PM
choochoowilly I used the material from men handkerchiefs and glued on with titebond III worked well
07-23-2020 02:25 PM
Miners tent and canvas roofs

Can I get some measurement on that lovely tent-building. Just anything so I can scale it out.: maybe the width of a board on the door or even the skid dimension.
I've drawn out a few examples, but the proportion does not look right.
07-21-2020 11:17 PM
kormsen i use tissue handkerchiefs.
just one layer.
lay it over a frame, wash it with coffee (for color and the typical "hanging".
let it dry, then soak with varnish.

07-21-2020 05:47 PM
Miners tent and canvas roofs

Can I have more information on this particular model and how it was made. I think I am seeing an inner wall used to keep the "canvas" taught looking.

Nails on the size are the size of scale doorknobs, but that's just the way it is in representative scale.
07-17-2020 03:43 PM
Miners tent and canvas roofs

Madame, indeed! I wish.
But I do refer to her as such. Much in the 19th century context, though.

I can sew, but could not possibly make a 1:20 scale stich

I anticipated an answer like "glue" or "magic stich" done with iron
07-17-2020 03:26 PM
Jean Gilles Durand How best do you do the seams?

Madame !!
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