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    You can always cut a few templates out of paper...

    You can always cut a few templates out of paper or a heavy card stock until you find the correct angle of the roof, then trace the one you like onto the material your using for the roof.
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    Personally, I found SCARM to be the easiest one...

    Personally, I found SCARM to be the easiest one to create layouts in....I tried a few others and they seemed overly complicated for what I was doing. I really like how SCARM puts all the...
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    Personally I have been using all Peco medium...

    Personally I have been using all Peco medium sized Electrofrog turnouts throughout my layout. But I also used the SCARM software for the design of it and it really helped me figuring out the spacing...
  4. I have a M1a too and absolutely love the engine....

    I have a M1a too and absolutely love the engine. It is long...but the details, sound and how it drives are just fantastic IMO. I personally will say to go for it.
    Similar to what Digital says...IMO...
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    July 11th, 2018 Update: Here's some more...

    July 11th, 2018 Update:

    Here's some more progress pic's to my layout for ya all to see. I brought my layout back into the garage to do some more work and have easier access to what was needed to...
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    Question for ya on the train as I was wanting to...

    Question for ya on the train as I was wanting to purchase one myself and haven't seen it at the local hobby shop yet.
    Does it have the the area around the spokes of the wheel removed or is it a...
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    Your video looks great. I never realized...

    Your video looks great.

    I never realized Blender had video editing capabilities...I only really knew about the 3D side of it. I was a senior 3d artist for 10 years making games. I just might have...
  8. Jimbo, I think it looks great, will be lots of...

    Jimbo,
    I think it looks great, will be lots of fun for ya. Glad ya can print it out. It was a real eye opener for me with spacing etc. and made me really like my overall design more.

    Per the...
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    Sorry, its been a while from the last time I made...

    Sorry, its been a while from the last time I made a post on my layout. Family and work have been taking up my time. But I finally got a few weeks of work put into it and here is where I am at.

    We...
  10. Jimbo, I am a "Railfan" myself and in the...

    Jimbo,
    I am a "Railfan" myself and in the process of building a layout for my office which is roughly 11' x 6' in size...but my room is the same size as yours, only I am doing a L shaped layout to...
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    I will say this... I have the Power Cab for my...

    I will say this...
    I have the Power Cab for my layout and its perfect for what I need here at home. We have a 10 foot by 6 foot L shaped layout. Overall we can run maybe 3-4 trains at the most at...
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    I spent over 6 years doing videography...

    I spent over 6 years doing videography professionally and your going to have issues with any camera in low light situations. As cameras require light to capture images (still or video). If your only...
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    I have and use a lot of Createx Acrylic (water...

    I have and use a lot of Createx Acrylic (water based) paints. Probably the paint I use most of the time for non automotive work (they have a automotive line of colors too). They are great...
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    That's good that ya figured it out :)

    That's good that ya figured it out :)
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    Personally I would let your stuff air dry and not...

    Personally I would let your stuff air dry and not apply heat to speed it up, especially with these plastic parts that most trains use today.

    I know some people do a heat technique that mimics...
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    epumph Maybe at some point in the future. Right...

    epumph
    Maybe at some point in the future. Right now I am having trouble just finding time to work on my layout with family and work. I want to start playing around with my modeling stains I have in...
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    That sounds about right to me too (25-35 range)....

    That sounds about right to me too (25-35 range).

    When I am doing illustrations or details I will turn it down to get finer lines and have more control. On small surfaces you don't need to go up...
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    That's odd...have ya fully disassembled it...

    That's odd...have ya fully disassembled it (including pulling out the assembly) when ya do you will see a hole in the body...it may have a paint chunk in it causing the air to miss over the paint....
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    I've been a airbrush artist for a good 20 years....

    I've been a airbrush artist for a good 20 years. With water based acrylics you can use water with some Dawn dish soap in it (or as someone else said...Windex works great too). For enamel based testor...
  20. I was able to see these at the Worlds Greatest...

    I was able to see these at the Worlds Greatest Hobby tour that was in Houston, TX over the weekend (show was disappointing). But they had a bunch of manufacturers there showing off the new stuff...
  21. From a professional 3d Artist perspective... ...

    From a professional 3d Artist perspective...

    The terms "affordable" and "high quality" 3d printers don't go together with this technology yet. Until they get more main stream in the marketplace,...
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    Its amazing how much the landscape your creating...

    Its amazing how much the landscape your creating changes how it all feels....Looks really cool.
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    We also got started on our first scratch...

    We also got started on our first scratch building....we found a coal mining kit in plastic and have been replicating the pieces in wood to build our own version of it.
    We are going to do...
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    So my son and I have been going back and forth on...

    So my son and I have been going back and forth on the layout...we both felt like it was missing something. We wanted to add the feeling of longer runs thru the country.
    And considering we are...
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    Lookin good...have fun with it.

    Lookin good...have fun with it.
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