Placing Structures

Hi gang,

I'm placing some structures on my layout and there's occasionally an unsightly gap between the bottom edge of the structure and the surface where the building isn't square. I was thinking of adding a little line of coarse grass to cover it up or maybe putting some scale junk in front of it.

Any other suggestions?

PS: Any helpful suggestions for insuring that my future structures are square? I was thinking of cutting a wooden block that matches the internal dimensions and building on a flat surface, but that seems too cumbersome.



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The list of possibilities is rich; here are just a few:

- Shrubs. Lots and lots of shrubs.

- Use white bathroom caulk, then sprinkle the remainder of the layout liberally with scale snow.

- Bank the base of the building with sand, and make the layout a desert locale.

- Continue building them crooked, but touch them up on a belt sander before installation.

- Continue building them crooked, but before installation, draw around the base with a pencil, then rout inside the line enough to inset the building into the layout deeper than any potential gap.

- Put tee nuts into the corners, and tell visitors it's an earthquake-proof building design, in common use in the area you're modeling - OR, strangest of all -

- build them straight, on a flat surface, because it's ultimately less cumbersome.

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John Miller

I just place the building and then use whatever scenic material "fits" the location.

Dirt, weeds, junk, rocks, pavement, grass, bushes, flower garden, vehicle....

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I make a fine "sausage" of modellers clay (non-drying) and lay it along the bottom edge of the building before placing the building on the layout. The little bit that squishes out can be flattened/feathered with an old screwdriver. Modellers clay like "DAS" can be got in a variety of colours quite cheaply.

Just cut some pieces of card to right angles, glue to your flat surface and assemble the adjoining walls against them.

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Gregory Procter

You need to build a foundation for the buildings and that goes onto the general scenery to fill in the holes.

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Bob May

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