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Postby Roger Murray » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:30 am

I am looking into a way of making a slate quarry in 16mm scale. There will be a lot of it so it has to be light weight! I think carved styrofoam might be the answer. Experiments in the picture. My question is does anyone know the length of the bore holes and cuts? Were they horizontal as well as vertical? I have smaller scales examples but it is difficult to judge what the sizes will be in 16mm scale? except for a lot bigger! Pictures I have show it in the distance so tricky to judge dimensions.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:26 pm

Try here Roger:
http://www.llechicymru.info/t000952.cymraeg.htm
Might give some of the answers.
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Postby Pitbull » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:07 am

Try Dave Rowe's articles in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette and the Peco magazines. But don't try anything like that carved styrofoam block in the background. That looks like some artsy- fartsy decoration made from cast concrete, so common with German schools and administration buildings of the 1950's and 60's and garden exhibitions of that era...

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Postby Fab » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:40 am

I've some pictures, either with slate rock, rubbish or saw ends.

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Postby Roger Murray » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:54 am

Pitbull wrote:Try Dave Rowe's articles in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette and the Peco magazines. But don't try anything like that carved styrofoam block in the background. That looks like some artsy- fartsy decoration made from cast concrete, so common with German schools and administration buildings of the 1950's and 60's and garden exhibitions of that era...


I am afraid I don't have access to those sources and I didn't think my attempts were that bad!

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Postby Roger Murray » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:55 am

Excellent pictures "Fab" many thanks indeed.
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Postby Roger Murray » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:56 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:Try here Roger:
http://www.llechicymru.info/t000952.cymraeg.htm
Might give some of the answers.


Most interesting, I missed that one many thanks,
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