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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Paul » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:05 pm

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Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:36 pm
I bought some Sally 4th Terra-Formers just to see if they are any good. So far OK but I only have one half assembled.
I've looked at those but in the end decided that they didn't really offer anything over using extruded polystyrene as a base, certainly not enough to warrant the added expense.
I'll be interested to hear what you think when you've had firtle with them :)

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Zenbadger » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:49 pm

I had some TSS tiles and they were great apart from two things - edge chipping/denting and drifting apart in use. The MDF faces and magnets should stop both of these things. Hopefully.

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Paul » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:27 pm

Zenbadger wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:49 pm
I had some TSS tiles and they were great apart from two things - edge chipping/denting and drifting apart in use. The MDF faces and magnets should stop both of these things. Hopefully.
If it's the 2ft ones then they're a different sort of polystyrene (the bead sort) which can be a bit "tender" :D
I've always used the extruded stuff, which is like a solid block and i've lugged tiles all over the country for shows without any damage.
The first set I did had gaffer tape around the edges for protection but i didn't bother with all the others. I have wondered about adding magnets to them though as I was never really happy with 2 inch elastic holding them together :D

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Zenbadger » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:30 am

Found a problem, the terra-formers are 48mm deep and my polystyrene is 50mm deep. I'm just going to glue a 300mm square sheet of 3mm mdf to the top.

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by DougM » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:53 am

I'm confused as to how that will fix anything..

And tried to buy the Ratnik 18th century civilians yesterday. Out of Stock already!

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by DougM » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:54 am

Oh, and my old id as Shahbahraz somehow got nuked. Phone access only. Doh!

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Count Belisarius » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:24 am

DougM wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:54 am
Oh, and my old id as Shahbahraz somehow got nuked. Phone access only. Doh!
Old account still there and seems OK. Want me to reset the password?

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Paul » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:37 am

Zenbadger wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:30 am
Found a problem, the terra-formers are 48mm deep and my polystyrene is 50mm deep. I'm just going to glue a 300mm square sheet of 3mm mdf to the top.
Does that mean you are basically making an open bottomed box that you're going to build on top of?
That seems a shame as the strength of the system is the ready profiled edges for hills, rivers etc...IMHO

The other option would be to use a hot wire tool to cut your polystyrene flush with the MDF?

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Zenbadger » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Yeah, but I am struggling to get polystyrene in usable quantities as 2m sheets are a bit of a pain to cycle 10+ miles with and the cheapest delivery was a minimum order of £50. Right now I am thinking of open mdf framework and plaster bandage like I have used on my model railway. I can get that from my local art shop.

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Paul » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm

Zenbadger wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:15 pm
I am struggling to get polystyrene in usable quantities as 2m sheets are a bit of a pain to cycle 10+ miles with
These, might be of some use?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201604023608 ... XQ0pNRsHAy

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