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    Cedar Creek Hobbies in Windsor, Ontario. ...

    Cedar Creek Hobbies in Windsor, Ontario.

    https://www.cedarcreekhobbies.com/
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    I've used cheap weatherstripping from the dollar...

    I've used cheap weatherstripping from the dollar store. It's foam with a plastic top/bottom coating and has a sticky back for temp install while you screed your plaster.
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    Poll: That's fantastic - thank you for such a detail...

    That's fantastic - thank you for such a detail explanation. I can certainly see me levering this effect on the home and club layouts.
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    Poll: I'm a couple weeks into my new Photon S printer...

    I'm a couple weeks into my new Photon S printer now and am still learning lots. I've been FDM printing for 2.5 yrs but it was time for something with more resolution and fidelity. I'll keep...
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    I've done them on craft-painted drywall mud too....

    I've done them on craft-painted drywall mud too.

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    For fallen trunks, I use the stem from dried...

    For fallen trunks, I use the stem from dried maple leaves, but I suspect similar leaves will work too. Once they're tried out you can crumble off most of the leaf, and trim the stem to the desired...
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    I've done this, but have since removed them from...

    I've done this, but have since removed them from the layout when I expanded. They should go back in one day!

    I used some scrap MT girders to extend the main girder beams between the two bridges...
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    My walls are sky blue - the light blue actually...

    My walls are sky blue - the light blue actually has a tinge of grey in it to knock down the overwhelming bright blue a bit. A bonus of all blue walls is that they can then become your backdrop -...
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    Yeah, I have a PEI bed on mine too, but sometimes...

    Yeah, I have a PEI bed on mine too, but sometimes adhesion is still troublesome.

    Also, don't forget to wipe the bed down with some Isopropyl Alcohol on a paper towel every once in a while -...
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    I've used two techniques for this: 1) If...

    I've used two techniques for this:
    1) If printing individual doors/windows, I'll lay a couple strips of masking tape on the bed and then print on the tape. Provides lots of extra adhesion and can...
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    The two should be able to live together without...

    The two should be able to live together without issues. We have them mounted inches from each other on our communication tower.
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    I've always thought the drawbar pull metric was a...

    I've always thought the drawbar pull metric was a great way to compare the effective pulling power of an engine. Like WP&P said earlier, there's too many factors when trying to convert that to "how...
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    I know this isn't quite what you're asking about,...

    I know this isn't quite what you're asking about, but here's a fun n-scale project I 3D printed and painted as a surprise gift for a fellow club member that has caused a couple accidents on the...
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    Subscribe online and take the customer service...

    Subscribe online and take the customer service rep out of the equation.

    https://ssl.drgnetwork.com/ecom/KMB/app/live/subscriptions?org=KMB&publ=MR&key_code=MRCHC01&type=S
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    Given that you have the bus already, it's likely...

    Given that you have the bus already, it's likely easier to just switch to a single, larger power supply. If you go to multiple smaller wall warts, you have to worry about distinct buses for each...
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    Through trial and error I've pretty much settled...

    Through trial and error I've pretty much settled and agree with all of the above points.

    - have a riser every 12-16 inches
    - screw and glue subroadbed into every riser
    - don't worry too much...
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    ^^^^ This. Absolutely need to measure over a...

    ^^^^ This. Absolutely need to measure over a greater distance. Good call.
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    Great idea!

    Great idea!
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    I remember stumbling over the same calculations. ...

    I remember stumbling over the same calculations. I printed out a little Excel table converting 0.1deg to 2.5deg into percentage and taped it to the back of the level for easy reference. I don't...
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    Definitely something to consider - some form of...

    Definitely something to consider - some form of protection is needed. I was also thinking of securing the bridge to the pylons through the use of magnets or similar, so that any bump will just knock...
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    I was thinking about maintenance too, which...

    I was thinking about maintenance too, which scores nicely on the 2-pier option.




    I've also been debating this. The other reason to make it removable is to protect against accidental bumps,...
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    Of course RULE #1 always applies - that's a...

    Of course RULE #1 always applies - that's a given. I enjoy including prototypical concepts in my layout, so it's sometimes a challenge. It's been great discussion on this so far.

    I originally...
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    That was my first thought too, but I'd worry...

    That was my first thought too, but I'd worry about the floating end with that much of a "diving-board" overhang.
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    I think that's my struggle. I like the three,...

    I think that's my struggle. I like the three, but two is more prototypical.





    Modern layout, so I can go with either.
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    Here's a pic of the scene in progress. 4' wide...

    Here's a pic of the scene in progress. 4' wide part iof the layout. The left end of the bridge will be "floating" near the edge of the layout. The middle part of the roadway will be built on the...
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