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Do not count on the turnouts routing power to the track. All sections of track must have feeder wires to both rails. This way the turnout will not be required to be in a certain position to provide power to any section of track.
The background to the bridge and the whole mountain is made of cardboard strips covered with plaster soaked paper towels and rocks carved from plaster of paris. The "dirt" is dry plaster of paris mixed with dry tempura paint and sprinkled on the plaster with my wife's gravy sifter. A few light...
The deck on the prototype is concrete and looks in really bad shape. You can see a picture of the prototype on Joel Ashcroft's site. It is a mighty hike to get up to it.
I'm going to do some work on the spline to get...
Sorry, I know I don't post much on here any more, but I thought I'd share a recent upgrade to my UP Cascade Subdivision layout. I have a large area that was pretty bland and I decided to add a concrete slab bridge modeled from a prototype bridge from the actual Cascade Subdivision in Oregon...
I ended up using Bruce Chubb's Super Mini. Here's his site.
Of course this is a little over the top as far as cost goes, but you can't beat the realism. It'll require an old PC and a bit of BASIC programming. I used all ORS signals. The detectors I...
My personal thought is that if the model is going to be shown that close up, it needs to be super detailed and weathered. Getting the model a little further into the scene would have made it look more realistic, because you would not be able to see all that stuff. I have made attempts to do...
Here's a Second Attempt
This time I chose an actual background scene from the Cascade Sub. I oversprayed the background with partially transparent white to add depth. I also used feathering when I copied the foreground snips. I think this one is better.
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