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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1410 on: January 23, 2021, 11:12:58 AM »
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 I also have an Arnold 0-6-0, and an Atlas Rivarossi 0-4-0, but they've become embedded in the strata of jewel boxes I suddenly find myself immersed in...

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1411 on: January 23, 2021, 02:38:23 PM »
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CRL:  I agree.  I started out with a Lone Star 000 set - junk to start with!  The only reason I didn't give up in junior high was an Arnold FA.  It actually ran, and ran well.  Rapido couplers and the LS loop/hook couplers even worked together, with a little bending of the hooks.
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1412 on: January 26, 2021, 03:24:24 PM »
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Well.  How about that...


It turns out that on a day when all I do is stare at my design program accomplishing nothing, it turns out I can accomplish something!  Computer generated highway stripes!

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« Reply #1413 on: January 26, 2021, 05:20:43 PM »
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@davefoxx heh.   I got a dissertation on traffic circles, you get a dissertation on guard rails! Is this a great model railroad forum or what?!? :D

@wm3798, you're going to need some guardrails:D

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1414 on: January 26, 2021, 06:10:57 PM »
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Oh great.  You HAD to go THERE! :facepalm:
The plan is to add a walkway on one side, and a guardrail on the other.
I'm going to tinker with the art to make the bridge deck concrete, with the necessary expansion joints.
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« Reply #1415 on: January 26, 2021, 06:46:13 PM »
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Since you are designing and printing the bridge surface on the computer, why not go to the next step and print the entire deck as a folding paper model? Then just cut it out,  and fold it into a 3D shape.  :)  Print the expansion joints too.
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1416 on: January 26, 2021, 07:19:21 PM »
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@wm3798, you're going to need some guardrails:D

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1417 on: January 26, 2021, 07:38:04 PM »
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I already got me one of them!!!  And his hair dye stays in his hair!

Now that you mention it, @davefoxx should update his handle to "The Fixer" :trollface:

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« Reply #1418 on: January 26, 2021, 09:14:52 PM »
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Too funny.  :D

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« Reply #1419 on: January 26, 2021, 10:36:38 PM »
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I already got me one of them!!!  And his hair dye stays in his hair!

Now that you mention it, @davefoxx should update his handle to "The Fixer" :trollface:

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1420 on: January 27, 2021, 02:16:21 AM »
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Once one has a good pavement color, this is actually a fairly easy way to do N scale roads.  Most of mine are painted styrene, with dry transfer stripes, as they're straight roads (town streets).  But I have one that needed to be a nice curve, to match the railroad's curve.  I drew it in Paint (in sections), had it laser printed, on cardstock, at a local office supply store, and it looks as good as the styrene ones.

The reason for laser printing is that inkjet inks DON'T like water, and the road may get a few drops on it during scenery work.  I tested it, and that doesn't bother the laser printing, or the cardstock.  Of course, soaking it would be another matter!
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« Reply #1421 on: January 27, 2021, 09:10:34 AM »
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Once one has a good pavement color, this is actually a fairly easy way to do N scale roads.  Most of mine are painted styrene, with dry transfer stripes, as they're straight roads (town streets).  But I have one that needed to be a nice curve, to match the railroad's curve.  I drew it in Paint (in sections), had it laser printed, on cardstock, at a local office supply store, and it looks as good as the styrene ones.

The reason for laser printing is that inkjet inks DON'T like water, and the road may get a few drops on it during scenery work.  I tested it, and that doesn't bother the laser printing, or the cardstock.  Of course, soaking it would be another matter!

hmmm, would sealing it with some kind of varnish help with that?
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« Reply #1422 on: January 27, 2021, 04:34:41 PM »
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hmmm, would sealing it with some kind of varnish help with that?

In my experience, coating paper with any sort of varnish/clear-coat will make the paper translucent because the clear coat gets absorbed by the paper.

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1423 on: January 27, 2021, 10:15:56 PM »
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1424 on: January 28, 2021, 02:13:54 AM »
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Dem34:  It probably would, unless it turns the paper translucent, as Peteski warns.  The problem is that most inkjet ink is water-soluble.  In fact, on test pieces, using ordinary white glue on the back caused problems with the printing, as the moisture soaked through the paper. 

Laser toner is waterproof, and I glued the pieces with no problems.  Of course, being on cardstock, instead of ordinary printer paper, probably helped.  I haven't tried a flat clear coat, but the copies themselves were cheap, so it would be worth a try. 
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