2016-01.1: Modeling rockwork, part 1

08 Jan 2016

Average: 4.2 (21 votes)
17:49 - Jan 2016 Act I - Modeling rockwork: 1 (2016)

In a three-part Backshop Clinic series, Miles Hale demonstrates classic techniques for casting and painting rock, including instructions for making your own latex moulds.  In part one he discusses commercial molds and pouring plaster. Part one of three.

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Also in the January show:
- Preparing to get steamed up on Fired Up!
- DCC Decoded:  Atlas GP-38 decoder and sound installation with Matt Herman from ESU
- A long-wated operating session on the Siskyou Line - Part 1

Bonus material:  Part three of SP caboose weathering with Gary Christensen ... and more!

Act II: Preparing to get steamed up on Fired Up!

Go to Act II


filly535's picture

Good to have you back, Lionel. TrainMasters, TrainMasters, what is the name of that show I always watch. I have to scroll up to the header, because I can never remember.


Great to have Lionel back in the chair.  Very entertaining and informative as always. TMTV you need to have more of Lionel.

Glad to see Lionel back on TMTV, he keeps the show light and informative at the same time . Keep up the great work .


I'm sorry, but I think Lionel detracts from the presentation.  I'm sure he's a great guy, but he not only adds no value, he pulls Miles away from his agenda.  I have to give Miles an attaboy for being so patient.  Miles is much more polished and purposeful in his presentation.

liverpool_range's picture

I totally agree.  Miles wasn't given the chance to explain why he was applying the water to the rubber mould and when pouring the plaster into the mould.

I have to agree with the previous comments about Lionel's "comments".  He is, I'm sure, knowledgeable about most of the subjects in the videos, and has written a book or two on wiring, etc. But, as others have noted, he does tend to inject humorous observations far too often, and does indeed get afield of the subject matter at hand far too often in the process. Perhaps he might review some of the material already presented, and realize what others have observed - he might want to ease up on the "comic" routine in favor of meaningful comments more on point with what's being presented. Just a suggestion...


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