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    Using 1x3s for framing is common practice. You'd...

    Using 1x3s for framing is common practice. You'd be surprised how strong and tough it can be. The original Chicagoland layout was 6x6, framed in a two foot grid of 1x3s. It was topped with two layers...
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    I think you should think about using ligher...

    I think you should think about using ligher lumber. That is unless you will be having flaminco contests on the table. N scale trains and modern scenery are very light and don't need massive lumber...
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    I hope there will be a bunch of smaller...

    I hope there will be a bunch of smaller structures surrounding your downtown area. It does not look realistic for towers to leap forth from the landscape.
    A good flow is,,,

    Rural — Farms, Open...
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    Gator is also called Signboard. It is tougher...

    Gator is also called Signboard. It is tougher than Fomecore as it has wood fibers mixed into the foam and a denser, more waterproof paper is used on the outside. Avoid craft grade foam boards. They...
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    A quick tip to make your structures more...

    A quick tip to make your structures more realistic

    Use some black construction paper to cover the inside of some of the Windows. That way the building does look toylike. Very few homes or...
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    While that loco is too Terran. Tomix sells an...

    While that loco is too Terran. Tomix sells an extensive catalog of motorized chassis. They just snap into the various bodies in the TomyTec collection. Like the B-Train Shorty chassis, they are great...
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    A way to hide the difference in scales is to not...

    A way to hide the difference in scales is to not have the two railroads come in direct contact. This is not, that hard. The PRR would be running the mainline while the British equipment could be more...
  8. Thread: Making Trees

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    Mooses know trees!

    Mooses know trees!
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    You shouldn't have all your trees of the finest...

    You shouldn't have all your trees of the finest quality.

    Only have quality trees like the Mooses made, in the first couple rows, of any stand of trees or as featured items. When looking at any...
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    When buying FoamCore(R), purchase from an Art...

    When buying FoamCore(R), purchase from an Art Supply or Framing shop. The boards in craft stores are a lower quality. The brand name stuff, has better paper and can have a glossy or matte finish,...
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    Sticky: Most importantly, DON'T WORRY, if stuff is not...

    Most importantly, DON'T WORRY, if stuff is not perfect. Especially for the first dozen times you do something. We all are human! We aren't perfect, so our results won't be either. But take a second...
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    Poke around for the Terrain/Preview function. It...

    Poke around for the Terrain/Preview function. It is under the preview tab. But, that is in the old version. It may have been moved in the update. You might have to check on the RM website, to see...
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    Okay, here's my secret for making terrain. To...

    Okay, here's my secret for making terrain.

    To get something like this...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34490&d=1347848380

    On a hidden layer I lay these tracks......
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    Where are you pricing your track? Walthers has a...

    Where are you pricing your track? Walthers has a 150% markup over Japanese MSRP. It can be much cheaper to buy directly from Japan. Hobby Search sells I at 20% off Tomix list....
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    Gee, you'd think, if the guy owns 20% of the...

    Gee, you'd think, if the guy owns 20% of the local property. He could afford to maintain the barn. Sure, isn't spending money on a big house!
  16. Most of the companies are relying on preorders....

    Most of the companies are relying on preorders. That way they have a direct view of interest. then they well adjust production to the demand. long gone are the days of making 10,000 Santa Fe and PRR...
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    For piping and other industrial accessories check...

    For piping and other industrial accessories check out these GreenMax kits. There is the basic building and three details kits. Then there is the full factory with all the goodies. The kits make great...
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    I know this information comes a little late, but,...

    I know this information comes a little late, but, if you want a different look to the yard tracks, try using Tomix Fine Track. It has a lower and smaller ballast profile.
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    When thinking urban layout, just don't think tall...

    When thinking urban layout, just don't think tall towers. Most of the cityscape is less than five stories. It more has to do with density. Ten or twenty commercial and residential buildings...
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    I love my Centerline Cleaner. I do avoid the...

    I love my Centerline Cleaner. I do avoid the dragging problem by just wrapping only half the recommended length cloth. Also, I don't tie the cloth at all. Avoid reverse moves at all times, the wrap...
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    This terrain shot shows the way I actually...

    This terrain shot shows the way I actually created the river...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=71423&d=1435948113

    To form the hill, I have more track on a hidden...
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    Yeah! That is what I was hoping for on my sweeper...

    Yeah! That is what I was hoping for on my sweeper project...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/album.php?albumid=884

    ...but driving them from the motor is almost impossible.

    The tough part is...
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    That sweeper car was a "standard" car, not...

    That sweeper car was a "standard" car, not something that was rebuilt. It was purchased for snow removal and latter converted to other MOW service. They were used to remove snow from the tracks and...
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    Painting will leave lumps. Why not just take...

    Painting will leave lumps.

    Why not just take scissors and trim the offending snow off. Real trees don't have a perfect conical shape, so divots will make them less of a bottle brush shape.
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    Have you checked the Kato Track Plan database? ...

    Have you checked the Kato Track Plan database?

    Looks like you have a good idea of the layout already. Why not try to recreate it in SCARM again?
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