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    Just thinking out loud ... Since I usually...

    Just thinking out loud ...

    Since I usually travel by car (on the rare occasions I do travel anymore) I think I would pack the following.

    1. Any kits that need to be assembled.
    2. The...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - back on track

    I thought I was going to have to wait until later this week to make a run to the artsy-craftsy store.

    I had to run to Wally-world this afternoon, and while I was there, checked out their...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - disaster strikes

    I thought I would try to hurry the drying process up a bit by putting it in the oven with the heat on the lowest possible setting.

    After all, heat makes mud dry into clay brick. Right?

    Not...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?47467-I-m-melting-(part-the-second)&p=578832#post578832...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - part 5

    It occured to me last night, that if I let the first layer of clay dry to much, the second layer might not adhere well. Do it's onward we go.

    I took some white, black, and light blue (closest I...
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    As one of my standard practices, I always run a...

    As one of my standard practices, I always run a seperate power feed to the turnout and insulate all legs of the turnout.

    Why?

    1. While it may work fine in the initial track plan, if the plan...
  7. Thread: Name a town

    by Gary Rowan
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    Back to our regularly scheduled programming: ...

    Back to our regularly scheduled programming:

    Town: Soggy Bottoms.

    Home of the Soggy Bottom Diaper Company.
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - part 4

    Today I'm calling the rock molds ready.

    The first 2 images show the original rock and it's corresponding mold.

    The third shows the set of three molds after they've been trimmed.

    I'm happy...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - part 3

    The moment of truth has arrived.

    I was able to get enough additional layers of latex brushed on last night to feel comfortable removing the test small patch.

    The mold turned out pretty good I...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - part 2

    So now that I have half a dozen or so thin layers of latex on the rocks, it's time to make the mold a bit more durable.

    I stopped at the store on the way home and picked up a roll of gauze...
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    @NSNYSWFAN74

    Having been a member of an N-Trak group in the past, my layout is designed using their module standards as a starting point.

    That means, for me, that no section (with...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house

    So, while waiting for the first round of clay surface to harden a bit, I got started on making some rock texture molds.

    I caught a Hobby Lobby 50% off sale 3 or 4 years ago and had stocked up on...
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    Mobile One: You may want to consider a brushless...

    Mobile One: You may want to consider a brushless computer cooling fan, runs on 12 volts. I have a spare that's yours if you want it.
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    You may want to consider a brushless computer...

    You may want to consider a brushless computer cooling fan, runs on 12 volts. I have a spare that's yours if you want it.
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    I'm Melting ... (the 'Witch' house) - setting the scene

    The more I look at the house, the more it looks out of scale (too big) for N scale. I'm beginning to lean towards not using it on the layout.

    Having said that, if this is the 'alpha' version,...
  16. Thread: Name a town

    by Gary Rowan
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    Toad Suck, Arkansas: ...

    Toad Suck, Arkansas:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_Suck,_Arkansas
    https://www.toadsuck.org/
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    The incredible shrinking camera.... Downsides...

    The incredible shrinking camera....

    Downsides to this particular implemention:

    1. Short depth of field - 30mm (< 1.2 inches) - you couldn't focus past the end of your nose.
    2. Short signal...
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    I'm Melting ... (the 'Witch' house) - more paint

    Well, I'm not totally happy with the paint job. I think my dry-brushing technique needs more practice.

    Still, it's close to the look I was hoping for - an old run down house in the middle of the...
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    Google for 'Homemade Scuptamold'. You may even...

    Google for 'Homemade Scuptamold'. You may even want to use it instead of plaster cloth.
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    My Red Barn scratchbuild - main roof - part 2

    Now that the styrene sheet has arrived, it's time to get on with red barn build.

    So which to use? .020? .030. Let's start with the .020 and see how that works.

    Step 1. Take the paper mockup...
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    My styrene order arrived today (early, thank you...

    My styrene order arrived today (early, thank you very much).

    Made some headway on the 'Witch' house project:...
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    I'm Melting ... (the 'Witch' house)

    Finally finished the styrene strip siding and applied the first coat of paint.
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    An alternative to decals ?

    Found this video on u-tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VF57Ni75mw

    Has anyone tried this technique instead of of using decals for things like advertising on building ?
  24. gary60s has uploaded a number of building plan...

    gary60s has uploaded a number of building plan sets for scratchbuilding.

    They can be found in the downloads section here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/downloads.php?do=cat&id=15
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    Playing with OpenSCAD

    Spent my spare time over the last few days playing with OpenSCAD to see what I could do with it.

    Here are the results:
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