It took a few years to finally get this video together, but here it is. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.

Thanks,

Eric Siegel

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@hobojoe posted:

Eric, did you ever make the video about building a camera car using a double stack ?

No, mainly because I didn't build it. A friend of mine built it for me. 

-Eric

It took a few years to finally get this video together, but here it is. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.

Thanks,

Eric Siegel

Thanks for the great video, I used a similar method for some roads but instead used a fine clean type of sand that I mixed with paint first and spread out to dry then mixed with the white glue. Your method of laying down over the Flexbed gives a much better look. 

Eric

Thanks for the tutorial. I waited a long time for that video. I had even come up with what you do for making blacktop on my own ironically. Glad I was ON TRACK with it!

 

Well worth the time to watch this all the way through.  I'm excited to try this.  Thanks for sharing.

Have Fun !

Ron

 

Probably the best-looking roadwork I have ever seen. It's prototypical in that it is rocks held together with a medium that dries and cures, and is laid down wet - not hot petroleum asphalt, but white glue - still a similar process.

I would like to see it done using a lighter colored HO-scale (I would think) ballast as the rocks - most asphalt roads lighten enormously over time, naturally. The "patching" process and the cracks open up all sorts of possibilities for new/old surface mix effects. All of which you have thought of, I am sure.

Great work; sure makes my painted Masonite roads look, ah, less than stellar.  

Eric, 

Thanks again for the tutorial.  Here was my try at a parking lot.  I wanted it to look older, so instead of WS Cynders, I used dollar store black sand and beach sand.  You can kind of see my "newer" looking road in the background. 

Then I sprinkled some gravel powder over it and rubbed it in with my hands.  Lastly, I hit it with the airbrush to simulate the tire wear marks, the oil stains and the lines.  I love the look of airbrushed lines.  I'll never use pinstriping again.   After seeing these pics, I think my parking bumpers are a tad wide.

Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Ron

 

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I wanted an older look, so I used two colors of sand from the dollar store instead of the Woodland Scenics Cinders/

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The mix that worked for me was 3oz white glue and 5oz sand (3oz black and 2oz beach)  This combination did about half of my parking lot.

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This grey power is from a pile of left over gravel my neighbor gave me.  They use it as the first layer covering a buried gas line so when the next person digging sees this, they know a gas line is near.  I sift the gravel using two different strainers and this is the smallest material.  I have also used the bigger material to ballast tracks.  

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I sprinkle the power on and just rub it in with my hand for a nice worn look.

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