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    I kinda do the same. I had access to a large...

    I kinda do the same. I had access to a large format roll printer but I ended up only printing a few key complex area of my layout where it was super important to plot a tangle of turnouts or a...
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    Oh that whole area is only in its most very basic...

    Oh that whole area is only in its most very basic form. Those tracks will be rusted and overgrown. That's why I'm not worried about getting sand on the rails or ties, there's going to be all sorts...
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    Here's a close up of just the abutment. Stumbled...

    Here's a close up of just the abutment. Stumbled onto a new technique to make chipped/weathered concrete too!...
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    Ah if it's a print shop you can just confirm with...

    Ah if it's a print shop you can just confirm with them that scale is very important, most likely their big roll printers print fine. My problem was with a classic office laser printer.
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    A word of warning: some printers scale their...

    A word of warning: some printers scale their output a tiny bit even if you choose 100% scale in your print options. I had some complex track plans I printed at work and only after printing a scale...
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    Not 100% happy with this decal work, but it's in...

    Not 100% happy with this decal work, but it's in shadow and kinda hidden away. Not 100% happy with my abutment either. But for some hand-crafted hand-placed details they'll do....
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    Extremely spoooooky ghost track....

    Extremely spoooooky ghost track.
    https://puu.sh/EtteX/aee787389c.jpg

    I also put that damn panel on backwards, the man-door is supposed to be on the left... This is just the core though, there...
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    Some things I learned while doing this:...

    Some things I learned while doing this:
    -"Laminated" cardboard will never be 100% aligned, if you have an edge that's like 5 layers those layers are probably all going to be .1mm off or so so plan...
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    The bridge is just held in place by that metal...

    The bridge is just held in place by that metal cup, won't attach anything until the ghost track and everything is done of course. Also wonder how long these thin fragile paper railings will last at...
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    That's the plan, need to figure out arduino...

    That's the plan, need to figure out arduino though. Everyone's told me it should be very simple.
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    Here's the prototype I based it on. Was the...

    Here's the prototype I based it on. Was the first over-pass I could think of and scoped it out on google street view.
    https://puu.sh/Esz8b/b9aa3f8d32.jpg
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    It's made out of the cheapest poster board I...

    It's made out of the cheapest poster board I could find. The trick of course is in cutting it.
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    Spent the evening putting together the many many...

    Spent the evening putting together the many many tiny cardboard parts to make this boring bridge.

    Starts off as a pile of parts
    https://puu.sh/Esowk/76c141cb18.jpg

    Each stupid beam is 5 parts...
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    Mistake: My bridge piers start too far back,...

    Mistake: My bridge piers start too far back, there's no economical reason why they'd have made a bridge span longer than necessary.
    Solution: GHOST TRACK! There used to be 3 tracks, now there's...
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    Absolutely massive layout, don't think we've seen...

    Absolutely massive layout, don't think we've seen a project this big since Micheal Rose left us.
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    Roads are all glued down and I've got my first...

    Roads are all glued down and I've got my first strip of pavement going down the tracks, the black paint really helps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVI3wLIaGYs

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    I know you didn't buy it retail, but if it's new...

    I know you didn't buy it retail, but if it's new in box is there any chance Noch might replace or repair it?
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    My thoughts on the whole settings and era thing...

    My thoughts on the whole settings and era thing is that I've had a much better time in the hobby since deciding on a very specific time and setting. I don't see it as limiting, rather focusing. It...
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    I'm having some difficulties and setbacks. I...

    I'm having some difficulties and setbacks. I noticed that the concrete ties on this track really show through when I just put some cardboard down the middle to make embedded track (I guess this is...
  20. Hope it didn't shock you too badly. I've gotten...

    Hope it didn't shock you too badly. I've gotten bit by my incredibly poorly home-made one a few times :)
  21. My dad used to unload lumber and drywall in the...

    My dad used to unload lumber and drywall in the late 70's and said it was entirely done out of boxcars with very basic equipment. Could be pretty regional too.
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    Made some planter benches and was worried about...

    Made some planter benches and was worried about the height so busted out my cheap figures to test and it was perfect height!

    https://puu.sh/Epnft/2f033b3e6e.jpg
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    Been working on a simple road bridge over the...

    Been working on a simple road bridge over the tracks tonight.

    https://puu.sh/EpjJw/cb2d83f9d9.jpg

    Some weathering will tone down the yesterday-fresh red asphalt.
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    Spookily nice details!

    Spookily nice details!
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    Will hope to see some nice red-asphalt bike paths!

    Will hope to see some nice red-asphalt bike paths!
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