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  1. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Yep that's exactly the plan, just a driveway...

    Yep that's exactly the plan, just a driveway leading to the front edge of the layout.
  2. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    This former rail-served industry building has...

    This former rail-served industry building has gone through a total re-imagining. Before the building was to be closed off with the ghost tracking leading to a closed door. Now the whole loading...
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    The real question is what sort of turnouts are...

    The real question is what sort of turnouts are you planning on using? If you're using atlas I'd go ME, if you're using peco, you'll need to fuss with transition joiners between everything.
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    This is why we should use mechanical batteries of...

    This is why we should use mechanical batteries of some sort, like a wound up elastic band inside the loco.
  5. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Yeah I noticed I got better results on the less...

    Yeah I noticed I got better results on the less swampy areas.

    Also I wished I had bought some 1mm static grass or something as this WS stuff varies a little and most is about at rail-height but...
  6. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Changed the batteries!...

    Changed the batteries!
    https://puu.sh/EGYGX/7a7d7b4d8f.jpg
  7. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    I'm using a crappy home-made one, maybe I just...

    I'm using a crappy home-made one, maybe I just need to change the batteries.
  8. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Coming along. I wish my static grass skills and...

    Coming along. I wish my static grass skills and equipment could have more consistently vertical grass though.
    https://puu.sh/EGVbG/826695ef7b.jpg

    https://puu.sh/EGVd3/352a166eb5.jpg
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    Also batteries don't last forever. If the...

    Also batteries don't last forever. If the battery is the frame, would mean getting a whole new one when the train stops holding a charge long enough.
  10. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    They'll be planter benches for trees.

    They'll be planter benches for trees.
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    Some of you may remember months ago I made a test...

    Some of you may remember months ago I made a test track to test out various methods of making "grass track", track totally embedded in nothing but green rather than concrete. All my attempts failed,...
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    I use sakura gellyroll pens in white and yellow...

    I use sakura gellyroll pens in white and yellow for road markings. They come in sizes almost exactly spot-on for regulation N scale road striping widths and they have one of the best whites in the...
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    I have only dabbled in hand laying but Pliobond...

    I have only dabbled in hand laying but Pliobond works super well. It's also very forgiving because heat will loosen it, so hit the track with a soldering iron and it will unstick, but then dry again...
  14. Looks great, I wish I could source cheap thin MDF...

    Looks great, I wish I could source cheap thin MDF like that here. So many of the sources I find end up all being in the UK. Don't know why it's so rare over here.
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    I'd rather have just a couple $300 locomotives...

    I'd rather have just a couple $300 locomotives running on a really nice dead-track system than 10 $100 loco's running on DCC. I so yearn for a day when track cleaning, wiring, wheel cleaning,...
  16. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Haven't had a chance to really work on the layout...

    Haven't had a chance to really work on the layout all work week but hope to this weekend, specially since I have monday off. Here's a nice angle in the morning sun though....
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    Prepping the area a little with a coat of black...

    Prepping the area a little with a coat of black paint and a sealer, which has already made it look much more watery. I'll be cutting a better looking seawall as well as adding some rocks and gravel...
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    Some lasers can, mine cant. Cardboard though can...

    Some lasers can, mine cant. Cardboard though can support a lot of detail

    For example, the .5mm thick railing here is just cut into cheap ol' poster board.
    https://puu.sh/EDGPq/cac6ab9a24.jpg
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    Started finally working on the seawall....

    Started finally working on the seawall.
    https://puu.sh/EDtXk/948af9b419.jpg
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    I think this is what they call a "yard goat" ???...

    I think this is what they call a "yard goat" ???
    https://puu.sh/ECKlX/6a5c057460.jpg
  21. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Yep just static grass with carefully applied...

    Yep just static grass with carefully applied little dots of white glue.
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    Forgot to post this one of the ghost track, now...

    Forgot to post this one of the ghost track, now tufted and weeded.
    https://puu.sh/EBEaF/aff89bcbe1.jpg
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    I finally figured out TUFTS....

    I finally figured out TUFTS.
    https://puu.sh/EBlL5/00a5386cfc.jpg

    https://puu.sh/EBlLs/f03e2fbedc.jpg

    https://puu.sh/EBlLO/6c8adaa821.jpg
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    Did some scenery work on this hillside. ...

    Did some scenery work on this hillside.

    https://puu.sh/EAvyz/d1bfe8b192.jpg

    https://puu.sh/EAvzc/45b34c07b2.jpg

    https://puu.sh/EAvA8/105dd2c9c9.jpg
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    https://puu.sh/EzLvv/5cd7a344d9.jpg ...

    https://puu.sh/EzLvv/5cd7a344d9.jpg

    https://puu.sh/EzLuL/218ee3bbc5.jpg

    Metro train arrived! Disconnected my DCC unit and let it loop around the layout on a 9v battery. Kato's run so nice.
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