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  1. Thread: What glue to do?

    by Ender
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    What can I say? I've put on a little weight. ...

    What can I say? I've put on a little weight. :sumo:
  2. Thread: What glue to do?

    by Ender
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    White metal, I think. It's MT.

    White metal, I think. It's MT.
  3. Thread: What glue to do?

    by Ender
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    What glue to do?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48887319557_91fba33694_c.jpg

    Epoxy?? :think:
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    That's an expensive kit! That's my...

    That's an expensive kit!





    That's my next task. Also why I'm procrastinating.
  5. Thread: A new Moderator

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    I read that name as "Alien H." Thought I missed...

    I read that name as "Alien H." Thought I missed the invasion.

    I shall endeavour to put our new overlord to the test!
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    Poll: Oh good. I should be back to the basement by...

    Oh good. I should be back to the basement by then.
  7. Thread: Color Theory

    by Ender
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    For anything made by Mother Earth, I go with...

    For anything made by Mother Earth, I go with muted earth tones: shades of browns, grays, and greens. For things that are man-made I look to proto photos. But even those are mostly muted after being...
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    The Builders-In-Scale ones will give you the most...

    The Builders-In-Scale ones will give you the most options for slope and width. I used those for my scratch interlocking tower and they were pretty easy to assemble (I highly recommend getting the...
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    Poll: Me too! With holes where the sewers are. ...

    Me too! With holes where the sewers are.

    But then I realized I don't know anything about sewers, so I gave up on the idea.
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    Be sure to keep some way to access any hidden...

    Be sure to keep some way to access any hidden track. That's where the derailments, crashes, and dirty tracks tend to hide.
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    Thanks! The wall is from C.C. Crow...

    Thanks!

    The wall is from C.C. Crow. I go into some of the details here on a foundation using the same stuff: ...
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    Does that count as 'electrofrog'? Is power...

    Does that count as 'electrofrog'? Is power automatically routed to the frog or does that need to be done on our own?
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    Sticky: Who are you and where have you been hiding all...

    Who are you and where have you been hiding all those mad skills?! Looks awesome!
  14. Well, I think it looks cool. :cool:

    Well, I think it looks cool. :cool:
  15. I usually use a light gray spray paint. Then...

    I usually use a light gray spray paint. Then maybe brush on a little weathering powders for aging.
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    Saw the thread title and thought, "Cut off their...

    Saw the thread title and thought, "Cut off their legs." Nevermind.
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    Check out the stuff from Scenic Express...

    Check out the stuff from Scenic Express. They have a huge variety of interesting textures and various colors. I should think just a couple shakers would be enough to cover your 6x6 area. Though I...
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    You can always stick to the basic plan and turn...

    You can always stick to the basic plan and turn up the detailing.

    For best results, paint it. Maybe some weathering. And add plenty of signage.

    I did my own version some years ago before I...
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    Plastic kits usually look better painted. If you...

    Plastic kits usually look better painted. If you don't have an airbrush, spray cans can get you most of the way there. Light coats. Mask for trim.
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    Might depend on the printer, but yes. Most...

    Might depend on the printer, but yes. Most printers can handle heavier paper, and some are okay with card stock (for best luck, you want fewer turns in the paper path. That might mean using the...
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    Did you knock? :ender: I think you gotta...

    Did you knock?

    :ender:

    I think you gotta narrow down where the problem is...decoder, motor, or gears binding. A couple troubleshooting steps...

    Reset the decoder, or if you have JMRI, try...
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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...
  24. Thread: Painters HELP…

    by Ender
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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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