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    That is a beautiful engine.

    That is a beautiful engine.
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    Poll: Black focuses your eye on the layout. My vote...

    Black focuses your eye on the layout. My vote...
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    Weekend work. I hope it is the light that makes...

    Weekend work. I hope it is the light that makes the concrete track look yellow plus I think once I get some ballast in there it will help with the color. I have some detailed painting to do around...
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    Looks great...friendly suggestion. Re-shoot your...

    Looks great...friendly suggestion. Re-shoot your pics on a flat surface. It makes it looks like the buildings are warped at the bottom. Probably not what someone would want in a laser kit building.
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    The all-black makes it look really sharp. Well...

    The all-black makes it look really sharp. Well done.
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    Plastic spoon and fan brush. :) Oh, patience....

    Plastic spoon and fan brush. :) Oh, patience....
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    Final mock up for concrete track. Ballast is a...

    Final mock up for concrete track. Ballast is a german ballast based, but I liked it and went with it. I really like the size...feels like it fits N scale well unlike other N scale ballast I have. ...
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    Sometimes these things happen. Train goes...

    Sometimes these things happen. Train goes through a switch just fine 50 times and 51st time it derails. From a wiring standpoint, I would always recommend wiring in an external circuit breaker...
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    #4 above with a black wash and ties are painted...

    #4 above with a black wash and ties are painted rail tie brown. Thoughts for siding and spurs?

    https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b512/jendaveschaaf/IMG_0222%20002_zpssoj4cg3w.jpg
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    I will airbrush it on. Yes, I was planning to...

    I will airbrush it on. Yes, I was planning to hit the edges with some earth brown and very light touch rust pastels.

    Looks like #1 is the leading candidate. I do like the idea of using #4 with...
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    I could use a bit of help on track color. See...

    I could use a bit of help on track color. See the 4 pics below. Last pic are the candidates that didn't make the varsity cut. Please vote 1-4 or none of the above. Thanks for the help.

    #1 Roof...
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    Have you tried to flip the trucks - front to...

    Have you tried to flip the trucks - front to back and vice-versa to see if you have the same issue?
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    Last of the pics on this LPG. A lot I don't like...

    Last of the pics on this LPG. A lot I don't like but short of buying another kit and starting over its not getting fixed at this point. Some things are on the builder and other things with the kit...
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    Unlike what I did, my only suggestion is leave...

    Unlike what I did, my only suggestion is leave room for a loading platform. Check out Shapeways for some really well done examples to choose from. ...
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    I think this will work. White foam is 1/4" -...

    I think this will work. White foam is 1/4" - line with styrene strip on the track side for a concrete wall and slope scultamold around the rest. Top with styrene sheet for a concrete pad. Enough...
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    It all connects through the small brick building....

    It all connects through the small brick building. As I mentioned in the post, what you see is a mock up and I can shift everything at least an 1" from the main. Ideally I would have a loading...
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    Plug away at the next industry. Did a quick mock...

    Plug away at the next industry. Did a quick mock up to see which side I wanted the LPG and team track.

    https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b512/jendaveschaaf/IMG_0188%20002_zps1klpgmxz.jpg

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    Some potted plants to add a little color...

    Some potted plants to add a little color variation to the viewing decks would be a suggested final touch. Faller or Noch. Building looks great.
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    Looks like you have a good start. Keep practicing, share photos and don't be afraid to ask for advice. Most here are willing to jump in and give you ideas, encouragement and help.
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    An easy way to bury unitrack is use n scale cork...

    An easy way to bury unitrack is use n scale cork flipped upside down between the sidings. Use some ground goop or sculptamold to fill in the gaps. Takes a little more work than WP's suggestion but...
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    Didn't really focus on the roof before...I really...

    Didn't really focus on the roof before...I really like what you did. Care to share your techniques?
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    I don't mind at all. Outside traffic is more...

    I don't mind at all. Outside traffic is more virtual than real; however, one scenario I could set up is put a train on the main that needs to be broke up, classified and routed to the appropriate...
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    WS Flex Paste. It is a sealer and used when you...

    WS Flex Paste. It is a sealer and used when you are putting down water so it doesn't leach through the foam / wood while it dries.
  24. Take a look at this.... You will need to speed...

    Take a look at this....

    You will need to speed match your locos. Speed matching is a whole another thing, but if you are still in learn mode, I would begin with two like Kato locos as those are...
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    Threw some cars on to see how it operates. ...

    Threw some cars on to see how it operates.

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