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    That Looks Great! Thanks for sharing.

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    Outstanding illusion and a very well written article. Great optical effect.

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    That's unbelievable!! I like the effect of the lighting on the back side. Great job!

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    Excellent!

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    Great affect for little cost.

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    That's an awesome trick - thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent tip! Thanks! That may be an answer for my little layout.

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    Hahaha wow good trick!

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    Excellent application. Your placement angle is perfect

    I think I've got .... seven mirrors at various locations on my layout. After years of putting up with the mirror lines I went to front-surface plastic mirrors and replaced them all. Just love them. See
    https://firstsurfacemirror.com/acryl...urface-mirror/
    Because they are plastic, they can be cut, drilled, etc. My most radical application is a big 12 x 18 mirror where I dive right into a hole cut inside my signal bridge out of the scene. You cannot see the mirror line, the bridge is cut in half and glued right on the hole.
    http://www.randgust.com/flagexit4.jpg
    Half of the tank farm in that view is reflected, mirror is right at the bridge.
    The way you did yours is great, wouldn't be hard to swap that out with a first-surface mirror and get rid of the dark reflection line at the road edge. They do work. I've even cut vehicles in half and glued them on the mirror and you can't see the line. The VW bus is cut in half in the middle and the Vette is cut lengthwise, both stuck on mirror: http://www.randgust.com/TH14.jpg
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    Ender, I've been impressed with your work for a long time as you know. Somehow you just seem to reach higher and higher levels.

    Rick

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    Great look! with the bridge blocking the view, it really isn't noticeable!

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    WOW thats pretty neat. Thanks for sharing this

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    That is really a great idea. It looks so real seeing the landscape on the other side of mirror.

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    Thanks for sharing! It really looks great!

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