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    They'll be planter benches for trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    As I've be re-fining my past scenery skills I felt enough confidence to just go for it.
    Well, in my eyes you've certainly succeeded. Looks mighty fine
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    The grass track looks good. Just be sure to run a vacuum over them to pick up loose stuff. Your locos may if you don't.

    For straight sections Tomix Tram Track does have a "boulevard" type track. Though it looks very manicured.
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    Coming along. I wish my static grass skills and equipment could have more consistently vertical grass though.




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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    consistently vertical grass though.
    Which applicator do you have? I guess it is not standing up correctly?
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    The grass looks trodden down, but that maybe appropriate for where it is.
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    I'm using a crappy home-made one, maybe I just need to change the batteries.

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    Changed the batteries!


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    Looks good, but if you have more to do is let the glue sit a bit and become sticky before laying down the static grass.

    Also, check this guy’s video out. His tips are probably more suitable for HO, but may give you an idea if you want to come back over the top with another layer. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9doHdoBpcZ0&t=20s

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    Yeah I noticed I got better results on the less swampy areas.

    Also I wished I had bought some 1mm static grass or something as this WS stuff varies a little and most is about at rail-height but some was too long. I solved it though by running my beard trimmer along the rails, shaving the grass!

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    This former rail-served industry building has gone through a total re-imagining. Before the building was to be closed off with the ghost tracking leading to a closed door. Now the whole loading dock area is open, leading to some big roll up doors that imply a network of warehouses and basements under the city streets.







    I built the entire interior and loading dock to the right height and placement as if the ghost track extended inside, but then added a slab over top of the track to bring the height up for trucks as it was converted as a little depot for small local delivery trucks. I'll add some pavement and a crossing over the tracks, as well as some lights inside the bay and inside a tunnel behind an open warehouse bay door. This whole project has been a bit of a disaster, my first building after over a year. I had misaligned walls and all sorts of problems from just not visualizing how everything needs to fit together. It doesn't fit the site perfectly either, so I need to shore up some gaps. Even though this building isn't very big, the bricks alone took about 2 hours to cut. True N scale bricks are TINY.


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    ... But those N-scale bricks do look good!

    Since there are trucks down there accessing things, it seems like maybe the main line should be buried in asphalt for some portion, with truck access that comes from the layout edge. I wouldn't try to suggest that the trucks maneuver between the building and the track, just have a lot of markings on the pavement and railroad crossing signs so that the warehouse workers know not to foul the right-of-way.

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    Yep that's exactly the plan, just a driveway leading to the front edge of the layout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    ... But those N-scale bricks do look good!

    Since there are trucks down there accessing things, it seems like maybe the main line should be buried in asphalt for some portion, with truck access that comes from the layout edge. I wouldn't try to suggest that the trucks maneuver between the building and the track, just have a lot of markings on the pavement and railroad crossing signs so that the warehouse workers know not to foul the right-of-way.
    It's not street-running per se, so no way in blazes a Class 1 would ever allow any of that to happen on its right of way. There is no way to safeguard the mainline against encroachment.

    A street for truck access with a grade crossing protected with lights and gates, yes. But trucks potentially free-ranging across railroad property and fouling main line buried in asphalt? Nope. Fencing and concrete ecology blocks would be demanded. Since you're modeling the present day, put yourself in the railroads' liability shoes.

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    Funny, I thought that building was a kitbash. not one of your own.

    To fix the area where the tracks go under the loading dock slab, just do a rough fill with some celluclay or scuptimold. so it looks like a bad concrete pour.

    Another option for the driveway to the dock, is to just pour in more rock. it would be a cheaper solution for the distribution company and no big deal to the railroad if they had to do work on the tracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    It's not street-running per se, so no way in blazes a Class 1 would ever allow any of that to happen on its right of way. There is no way to safeguard the mainline against encroachment.

    A street for truck access with a grade crossing protected with lights and gates, yes. But trucks potentially free-ranging across railroad property and fouling main line buried in asphalt? Nope. Fencing and concrete ecology blocks would be demanded. Since you're modeling the present day, put yourself in the railroads' liability shoes.
    All those thoughts crossed my mind, but I'm going to imagine this isn't a class I mainline, it's just a minor local freight line and this is an old grandfathered in situation that's never had a major incident so no one's bothered to rock the boat and demand gates.

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    I could see this being a grandfathered situation that called for a unique situation, and you could make use of one of those old-style crossing towers as a place where some union guy had the cushy job of monitoring the line to ensure that trucks were behaving. Have some crossing gates, too; one arm from each side could maybe get most of the way across the paved width. In other words, go with a bit of overkill to show how the railroad deals with this nonstandard condition, treating it like it is a major thoroughfare. I think the switchman's shanty/tower could add a lot of flavor to the scene, and you could even make that be a more modern design of your own rather than using an older Victorian kit, to show that it is currently used and not some vestigial artifact.

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    Can't believe I forgot to share these pictures here! They're not fixed in place yet so rotate freely as the wires pull on them, but this is the first time anything's lit up on the layout.






    Oh also window frames in the old warehouse building too.


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    Those lights look good . And they actually look N scale too . Nice choice and nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    Can't believe I forgot to share these pictures here!
    Perhaps you had forgotten because the photo enforcement stampeding Moose squad was away on vacation, now that he's back you finally came to your senses.
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