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Offline petestra  
#1 Posted : 17 May 2021 17:56:37(UTC)
petestra

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Hello friends. I was lucky to recently be able to find the reissued 1960s kit of The City Gate (B925) 109925 from 2019. I added some features to it like cobbled stones pavement, a shorter wall (the kit wall was too long for my chosen spot on the layout), stone wall around the borders with an old set of stairs, grass & ivy on the walls and a few other details.

Here are some photos. Peter. BigGrin

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Offline perz  
#2 Posted : 17 May 2021 20:27:27(UTC)
perz

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Looks nice!

Me and my two brothers had this kit on our layout when we were kids, but one of my brothers got that one when we splitted up the material.

I see you have used the Faller cobblestone street foil. I have used that on my old layout http://www.persmodelrailroad.com but then I bought some more sheets and the new sheets had a pale green color, and didn't look good at all. So I had to choose other alternatives for some places on that layout. It looks, at least on your picture, as if these sheets are back to their good old color. So maybe I will try to buy some for my new layout.

Regards
Per
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Offline Eurobahnfan  
#3 Posted : 17 May 2021 23:00:48(UTC)
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I haven't been able to start building mine as yet -- I also purchased the re-issued B924 (109924). What type of adhesive did you use for the grass and ivy?
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Offline petestra  
#4 Posted : 17 May 2021 23:11:55(UTC)
petestra

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Originally Posted by: Eurobahnfan Go to Quoted Post
I haven't been able to start building mine as yet -- I also purchased the re-issued B924 (109924). What type of adhesive did you use for the grass and ivy?


Hi. Just the Elmer's white glue applied with a small brush. I had the original B924 from the 60s. I still have some the buildings from it. Cheers! Peter. Cool

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Offline Bogenschütze  
#5 Posted : 18 May 2021 11:49:16(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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Originally Posted by: perz Go to Quoted Post


I see you have used the Faller cobblestone street foil. I have used that on my old layout http://www.persmodelrailroad.com but then I bought some more sheets and the new sheets had a pale green color, and didn't look good at all. So I had to choose other alternatives for some places on that layout. It looks, at least on your picture, as if these sheets are back to their good old color. So maybe I will try to buy some for my new layout.



I too bought some of the Faller cobblestones and was very disappointed with the green tint. Due to shortages caused by Covid restrictions I was unable to easily source any alternatives to complete my diorama currently under construction. So I reluctantly went ahead and used the green cobbles but afterwards gave them a couple of washes of dirty white spirit with various amounts of grey or reddish brown paint added. When dry I was very pleased with the effect. All the detail was still clearly visible through the wash but the colour tint had completely changed to something much more realistic.

Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Offline petestra  
#6 Posted : 18 May 2021 12:09:40(UTC)
petestra

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: perz Go to Quoted Post


I see you have used the Faller cobblestone street foil. I have used that on my old layout http://www.persmodelrailroad.com but then I bought some more sheets and the new sheets had a pale green color, and didn't look good at all. So I had to choose other alternatives for some places on that layout. It looks, at least on your picture, as if these sheets are back to their good old color. So maybe I will try to buy some for my new layout.



I too bought some of the Faller cobblestones and was very disappointed with the green tint. Due to shortages caused by Covid restrictions I was unable to easily source any alternatives to complete my diorama currently under construction. So I reluctantly went ahead and used the green cobbles but afterwards gave them a couple of washes of dirty white spirit with various amounts of grey or reddish brown paint added. When dry I was very pleased with the effect. All the detail was still clearly visible through the wash but the colour tint had completely changed to something much more realistic.



Hello. Those Faller sheets I used were leftovers from about 10 years back and yes, they did have a faded greenish shade to them. It doesn't really

bother me as I have seen old cobbled stones with some moss or algae on them. Thanks for instructions to get rid of it. Cheers, Peter. Cool
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