Murv2;Hi: I need some cobblestone for a 19th century warehouse lot and some rough stone for a wall about 3" tall max and 2' long. I'd rather not build either stone by stone, any recommendations?
Murv2;Thanks guys, a quick trip to hobbylinc found some of those items you are talking about. Also, does anyone know of a big piece of mining equipment, like for a flatcar load?
There have been models of mine cars made, and even some small track for them. Timber beams would also be a large, and continuously-needed item to shore up the inside of the mine.I'm looking for the sorts of things that would be inside the mine. The warehouse is reinforced to haul really heavy equipment but it would have to fit inside the building. Some of the mine carts might be a good thing to put around as decoration. My layout is theoretically pre-automobile.
That lighthouse looks great.Murv2;
There is a way to use real stone and not have to lay it stone-by-stone.
The N-scale lighthouse, and keeper's cottage, in the photo were both made using this method.
I started the lighthouse with a cone-shaped piece of foam from a craft store. I coated the cone liberally with white glue and then rolled it in a flat array of small stones from my yard. I let that dry overnight, The next day, I dribbled sone watery plaster over the stones. Then another overnight drying. Finally I sanded the excess plaster off, exposing the stone wall with it's plaster"mortar" between the stones. No tweezers lifting individual stone into place!
The cottage was done the same basic way, but using molds to cast the individual walls from plaster over a bed of stones. The next day I glued the walls together and added plaster filling where needed on the corners. Again, sanding off any excess plaster and revealing the stones. If you click your mouse on the title line, "Cape Rip lighthouse" you can enlarge the photo enough to see the stone wall more clearly. If you click a second time, anywhere on the enlarged photo, it will enlarge even more, and you'll be able to see the individual stones.
Traction Fan 🙂