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    Default How to make Grade Crossings, Roads and Parking Lots for you Model Railroad

    Hey all,
    Here is a how to video I made on how to make grade crossings and roads for you train layout. It's a very simple process and I hope that you find this video helpful.

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    Hey NSTrainfan great video, really enjoyed it, been watching your videos for awhile now, great to see that your on this site.
    Hopefully you'll join the chatbox soon, be nice to pick your brain on a few things.

    Have you thought about installing BLMA concrete/ rubber crossings after you pave the roads? It'll add some realism to modern grade crossings.
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    Pretty much the technique that I've used for roads and parking myself. Always turns out great! I've used yellow/white coloured pencils instead of the paint markers to get a more faded look of older roads. A cereal box cardboard template helps keep the lines evenly spaced too.

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    Thanks for the video.

    I haven't been able to get the foam road method to work for me in the past so I think this is my next method I will try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nscaler711 View Post
    Hey NSTrainfan great video, really enjoyed it, been watching your videos for awhile now, great to see that your on this site.
    Hopefully you'll join the chatbox soon, be nice to pick your brain on a few things.

    Have you thought about installing BLMA concrete/ rubber crossings after you pave the roads? It'll add some realism to modern grade crossings.
    I have, but that would be to modern for an industrial siding that just sees a patch job need.
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    Very informative. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgilger View Post
    Very informative. Thanks for posting.
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    Thanks for the info on the thanks button Byran. I'd thank you via the thanks system but the thanks button doesn't seem to be there for me to thank you in this particular thanking situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    Thanks for the info on the thanks button Byran. I'd thank you via the thanks system but the thanks button doesn't seem to be there for me to thank you in this particular thanking situation.
    In the Tutorials forum, you get to thank the tutorial contributor, not the ongoing conversation.
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    I did mine the same way but I appreciate the painting tips. That looks really good and I will keep it in mind. Thanks for posting it.

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    This is perfect for my layout, Great how to vid and i have most of the materials already in my garage
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    Thanks for this video and others of yours I've watched. Very Helpful!

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    Very informative video. What technique would you recommend if you wanted to have a switch located within the parking lot? I'm working on an intermodal scene soon and might want to do this. I was thinking about using foam board but not sure.

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