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don't forget, you lot........once you've mad your perfect road, you then need to take a chisel to it and dig up big trenches.....which you then fill in, not too evenly, with black coloured plaster.

this stuff really doesn't matter if it shrinks.

I f modelling modern image YuK prototypes, for the year 2007 the road needs to be painted in gloss varnish, allowing odd puddles of the stuff to congregate?

[has anybody come up with a solution to modelling the bow-waves coming off vehicle wheels?]

I f modelling 2006, then actually bothering with sanding the surface to produce prototype camber will be a waste of time.....simply sand out [heat-gcreated] wheel ruts?

get the camber sanding wrong, and you'll create yoru very own 'accident black spot', with all that goes with it...flashing lights, etc, don't forget to model fully the underside detail of that upside-down car?

then there are the road markings themselves.

a simple set of white.....or off-white, dashes down the middle will not 'do!'..very pale grey, with the odd black streak?

then rub a lot of them out altogether?

hazard lines, lane dividers, solid continuous lines, hatched areas, edge lines 'give way' or 'stop' lines, cycle lanes, properly marked pedestrian crossings......all the above dependant on era modelled?

or are you lot going to just ignore things, like the unaltered Matchbox vehicles?.....]hotwheels?]

or......what about gravel roads, or simple dirt tracks?

drains, gulleys, manhole covers.... dirt, dust' rubbish...dog poooh (again dependant on era modelled?]

[too many times I see Bus stops modelled that would be well nigh impossible for a bus to access.....ok, so it worked like that sometimes in real life...but rarely outside a railway station?]

and WHY do so many road vehicles seem frozen with their steering wheels locked in the dead- ahead postion?

or 'flats' not sanded into the bottoms of their tyres?

[why are some vehicle number plates perfectly readable from a scale distance of several hundred metres?]

the road list goes on and on?
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 13 Aug 2007, 17:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Unwanted, unanswered, or just plain awkward
BUT having said that I feel that you have made a llot of very valid observations (although the thought of modelling doggy doos in OO/HO beggars belief).

Oh and you forgot four miles of coned of carriageway with no apparent repair activity happening)

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first reply.....ever heard of a company that flogs railway-orietated ''Olefactory Airs?''

well....a few small blobs of strategically-placed glue....and a drop or two of the appropriate olefactory oil....there you have it!

the reference to the 4 miles of coned-off carriageway?

a little inconsiderate, dont you think, since I suspect 99% of our readers don't have the space for 400 yards of railway track?

so suggesting they devote much much more precious home space to a road that's coned off????

However, you DO hilight the prototype -for - everything bit.....how many model roadworks does one find that are [a] too short, and a hive of activity?
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 15 Aug 2007, 13:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ah yes but you would'nt have to buy the roadway system as any assortment of road vehicles not moving would do the trick.

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not quite the point tho'........at least viewers have the satisfaction of knowing, with the faller system, the cars WOULD move if they COULD?
 
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