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    I tend to spread the love. Buy online for...

    I tend to spread the love. Buy online for convenience. Buy from the local hobby shop when I'm in the neighborhood, when I feel like being inspired, when I need something right away, or when I need...
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    I just found a small divot in my cutting mat and...

    I just found a small divot in my cutting mat and used that to hold it while drilling from above.

    As for fiber optic; I wish I had luck with that, but I can't get them to emit enough light.
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    I had pretty good luck with the bigger shades and...

    I had pretty good luck with the bigger shades and 0402 LEDs (prewired). Make a hole in the shade, thread them through, add a tiny dab of epoxy to hold everything in place.
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    Yeah, I love them.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/33000594945_b634d01e26_z.jpg


    Unfortunately, once you start, you can't stop.

    I've since added itty biddy lights to a few other CMW...
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    What'd you do that for? Now you just gotta load...

    What'd you do that for? Now you just gotta load it up again!
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    Those look amazing, Mark. Nice work. :thumbs-up:

    Those look amazing, Mark. Nice work. :thumbs-up:
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    I like that Chipping Medium look the best. But...

    I like that Chipping Medium look the best. But use whatever works for you. I like to try different techniques too. I think my last one I used a chipping medium (different brand) and a toothbrush. ...
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    Those JTT cedar shingles are butted together at...

    Those JTT cedar shingles are butted together at the top. They came together pretty clean so I didn't do a ridge cap.

    It may be important to note: those styrene shingle sheets are pretty thin. So...
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    Sounds neato!

    Sounds neato!
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    I'm not sure what to use as a detection circuit. ...

    I'm not sure what to use as a detection circuit. I would guess there are several options. The CDU doesn't have to be Peco's. You can use another brand, build your own, or you might find one that's...
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    Great looking scenes. How'd you make the...

    Great looking scenes. How'd you make the awnings? I'm jealous.
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    What about the Peco switch machine with a CDU?

    What about the Peco switch machine with a CDU?
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    Sheesh Mse, maybe next time you can at least...

    Sheesh Mse, maybe next time you can at least give us a sign.
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    Or the mounties have finally caught up with him.

    Or the mounties have finally caught up with him.
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    These work pretty good: ...

    These work pretty good:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/JTT-Scenery-Products-1-200-N-Scale-Wood-Roof-Shingles-Pattern-Sheet-2-pk-97467/302273526020
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    My sister saw a moose driving up to the cabin...

    My sister saw a moose driving up to the cabin last week. Never seen a moose up there before (Northern MN.)
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    Double-sided tape.

    Double-sided tape.
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    I recommend starting with a main thing you want...

    I recommend starting with a main thing you want to model (industry or location) and a specific era. Then expand on that. Having limitations is actually quite helpful in getting the creative juices...
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    I love finding ways to use odd bits and pieces. ...

    I love finding ways to use odd bits and pieces. Some of them make their way onto my buildings as odd roof equipment or AC units. Others I bash into loads for flats or gondolas.

    A few examples......
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    Wow, ground foam really makes a big difference. ...

    Wow, ground foam really makes a big difference. Now it's got that lived-in feel. That looks great! :thumbs-up:
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    My process...

    1. Rough placement. Keep rearranging until it feels right. This may come before and/or after terrain shaping is done.

    2. Cut and fit sidewalks:
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  22. Jugs makes good cents. Arranging things on the...

    Jugs makes good cents. Arranging things on the layout is super helpful. I use cars and trucks in there to help get a sense of the scale of the streets and lots. I also try to configure things with...
  23. I try to space things like you'd see in the...

    I try to space things like you'd see in the prototype. Well, probably a little tighter with our space constraints.

    So for areas like a busy main street, things will be closer together. Rural...
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    Two more things: 1. I seem to recall the...

    Two more things:

    1. I seem to recall the instructions on PSX-AR indicating that the gaps across on the two rails should be slightly staggered (not sure how important this is. I did this on my wye...
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    I think they'd be great just to have the score...

    I think they'd be great just to have the score marks in there. Make it easier to cut windows, doors, rooflines, etc.
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