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Re: The Tom Mann Design Challenge
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2007, 08:39:01 PM »
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I've been trying to think of what to do around a corner.  A straight shot isn't a problem for me, since adding a profile board will take some of the boringness away from the constant depth.  But going around a corner, in my opinion, should curve and not be just a 90 degree bend.  I'm thinking that two layers of 1 inch foam or 1 layer of 2 inch foam overhanging a Lack shelf and radiused would look ok.

The Lack shelf is easy to install and remove.  A modeler could install the brackets and swap out the shelf with another if his goals change.  It's like a LDE, expect the construction hassle (benchwork, legs, etc) is removed from the equation. 

I don't remember if I stated goals for this idea (and I'm too lazy to read page 1).  So a few goals would be:

1.  Using both lengths of the available Lack shelf, design a layout.
2.  The trackplan should be organic in design and complement the rigid linearity of the Lack shelf.
3.  The layout should fit into a small 10'x10' bedroom.
4.  The clean look of the Lack system should be preserved, even when a backdrop is added.
5.  The backdrop should provide a source of lighting, like the blue light ideas I talked about in my NSR article.

Cool, eh?

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Re: The Tom Mann Design Challenge
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2007, 08:41:33 PM »
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OK, I had to pad my post count up to 25 to get in to see this damn thread, and now it's degenerated to how married people don't, umm...couple up....anymore.  Geez.

Well, I like the concept anyway, even if it is (possibly) rather David Barrow-esque.  It might be easier for some guys to sell a "clean look" layout so this idea has merit, maybe even so much as to be a MRP type of article, methinks.

The "diversion" was split off into a separate topic.  :o

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Re: The Tom Mann Design Challenge
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2007, 08:50:18 PM »
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And I moved the topic back to N Scale.

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Re: The Tom Mann Design Challenge
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2007, 11:42:56 PM »
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OK, I had to pad my post count up to 25 to get in to see this damn thread, and now it's degenerated to how married people don't, umm...couple up....anymore.  Geez.

Well, I like the concept anyway, even if it is (possibly) rather David Barrow-esque.  It might be easier for some guys to sell a "clean look" layout so this idea has merit, maybe even so much as to be a MRP type of article, methinks.

The "diversion" was split off into a separate topic.  :o

Sorry, I should've "smilied" that one up a bit.  I wasn't really offended, I just thought it was kinda typical of how my day was going!   ;D   That and the fact that (without going into details) I'm painfully WELL AWARE of that whole situation.

Anyway, glad to see the additional criteria, good post!
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