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    Ok! You talked me into it. ;) This one is...

    Ok! You talked me into it. ;)

    This one is scratch build:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7125/13334927134_979ca21d1a_c.jpg


    And this one was based on one of those Athearn billboards. I...
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    You should do a sample board with each one glued...

    You should do a sample board with each one glued into a short section. Better yet, make it a gravel/dirt road next to a piece of track (with some grass and bushes to feed the wildlife.) Use ballast...
  3. Thread: Painters HELP…

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    I like having little accidents like that. Forces...

    I like having little accidents like that. Forces me to think up creative solutions, like that plywood patch or a sign. Or deciding to "go with it" and include it as part of the weathering. These...
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    My layout has gremlins. They tip things over at...

    My layout has gremlins. They tip things over at night.
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    Welcome! With india ink, a little goes a long...

    Welcome!

    With india ink, a little goes a long way. I usually have a 1/2 teaspoon or so of water that I add a small drop of ink to. That will be plenty to sink into the cracks. You might have to...
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    I have a few of the Just Plug vehicles. ...

    I have a few of the Just Plug vehicles.

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/331/32618619140_ee43362545_c.jpg


    After planting them, I was so impressed, I started adding little lights to some of my...
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    Cheater! :slap-head:

    Cheater! :slap-head:
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    What the heck kind of motor is that?

    What the heck kind of motor is that?
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    Just saw your recent progress on the lighting. ...

    Just saw your recent progress on the lighting. Looking good, SOO. For making lights off poles (cocktail skewers,) I've had great success using those little "fairy light strings" you see sometimes. ...
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    I got my replacement Light-It boards along with a...

    I got my replacement Light-It boards along with a DC regulator board, so that allowed me to add another lighting effect to the flower shop: random upstairs lighting. Then I finally wired this thing...
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    Hmm...a Diet Pepsi train. :hmm: Now if it were a...

    Hmm...a Diet Pepsi train. :hmm: Now if it were a Diet Coke train, I'd be all on board. :D
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    Cool! And don't worry about the beat-up foam. ...

    Cool! And don't worry about the beat-up foam. That's just a little pre-weathering.
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    Thanks. That shrub is just a scrap of cork...

    Thanks. That shrub is just a scrap of cork roadbed, sprayed with Super77 and dipped in fine ground foam, then another coat with medium ground foam. I wanted it to be slightly unkempt (which is how...
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    Progress

    Well, I didn't get as much done on the layout as I was hoping. I somehow managed to fry all three of my NCE Light-It boards I was going to try to use for structure lighting. I think they don't like...
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    If you don't think of buildings as what they are...

    If you don't think of buildings as what they are labeled, and instead what they could be, you'll see a lot more options out there.

    Hospitals can be various shapes and sizes, depending on where it...
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    Hey, they have a smaller size of that LED panel...

    Hey, they have a smaller size of that LED panel thingy: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1626

    https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/970x728/1626-01.jpg
    .5" x 1.5"

    That's somewhere between billboard...
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    Cool! I don't know what that could be used for,...

    Cool! I don't know what that could be used for, but it's cool!
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    Can it be cut smaller?

    Can it be cut smaller?
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    Dang you Cody! I was just fighting with some...

    Dang you Cody! I was just fighting with some basic programming on my Digitrax and you go and post this?! Now I won't be able to stop thinking about it.
  20. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    You've probably seen my lighting before...But...

    You've probably seen my lighting before...But it's LED strips mounted in painted wood valances that are hung from the ceiling by chains from hooks. Not terribly hard to build and gives nice light:
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    Yes, they can be used easily for general room or...

    Yes, they can be used easily for general room or building lighting.

    They also have other versions available that are more specialized. Post lights, park lights, gooseneck lamps, and vehicles.
  22. I'm still too cheap for that. I made my own with...

    I'm still too cheap for that. I made my own with foam core and hot-melt glue, a furnace filter with a computer fan for filtration, and a strip of LEDs. :D
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    Hmm... Cool old map √ Cool station √ Cool...

    Hmm...

    Cool old map √
    Cool station √
    Cool bridge √
    Rusty old steam train √

    Okay, I'm interested!

    Remember, if you have to pare down the plans to fit the space, you can always do one...
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    On this one? ...

    On this one?

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4554/38316907216_fa413ca0dc_c.jpg

    Thanks, but I feel a little guilty...that was probably the easiest step on that building.

    It's just some matte...
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    Hmm, well if I had planned ahead a little better,...

    Hmm, well if I had planned ahead a little better, I would have gone all the way with that! I love a good pop-culture tie-in.
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