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 Posted: Mon Oct 1st, 2018 10:08 am
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Kyle Moore
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So I did more playing around with SCARM and I got the Basic Setup. 

Not that the building should vary in size and large large buildings represent clumps of buildings of various sizes.

Those long thin lines are actually a backdrop configuration to somewhat hide that it is a backdrop and do it in an somewhat efficient manner. 

Also the overlap of buildings and backdrop I am not sure how to fix in SCARM,
but just know Kitbashing is afoot and I will cut the buildings to lay flat on the Backdrop. 








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Here is a 3D render of the yard. 

SCARM glitches if I try to get the other side as well, but know that tunnels in hills seperate the 2 backdrops. 


Attachment: 3d Layout Render.png (Downloaded 30 times)



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Ditto on Si's Left-Handed switch.  
Sharp and without a section to straighten trains (at least one full car length) in S curves cause derailments.  

Your second plan looks better.

Spray insulation is great.  
Make sure that you tape of ALL track.  You can't undo that stuff when it gets on the track, don't ask how I know.

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I use a combination of blue or pink styrofoam insulation board with the spray foam. 
It builds up rapidly that way.  
Once dry all of it shapes with a serrated knife and a rasp.  
Then I coat over with inexpensive drywall joint compound with a little bit of paint mixed in (for chipping insurance).

You can use the boards for your dividers too, 
just paint a white primer over them, 
then you can paint whatever you want on them.





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