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 Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2016 09:17 pm
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Howdy Scott, welcome to Freerails! That is a wonderful backdrop, it would certainly work for what I have-Silver City, NM and the Gila Rim area. Good luck with the layout, but don't plan forever...get to work while you're young!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2016 10:18 pm
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Thanks Woodie,

If you want the whole gigantic file let me know I can send it to you.

I'm iching to get started building, I think I will take the TOMA approach to the build. Starting with the interchange and then the siding and then the Oyster point area. Someone suggested saving the yard for later when I've got more experience which makes sense.

The cassette staging seems to have a split opinion form commentators on MRHmag.com forums where I also posted the plans.

Wondering if anyone here have ideas about staging?
Has anyone done a cassette style staging and how did it go?

Having a blast sharing on here - thank guys!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2016 10:45 pm
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Thanks for the offer. I am "attempting" to paint my backdrops myself. The only one I am really concerned about portrays the Comanche smelter in Silver City, NM and it has been gone now for about 100 years!
Comments on cassette staging? I say give it a try. Most of the comments you read these days are made by guys who have never built anything (not the guys here!) except their opinions of what others should do.
Have fun and run a train...today!

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 12:21 am
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" I'm iching to get started building "

" Having a blast sharing on here - thank guys! "


Hi Scott.

You should start a Thread in one of the main forums.
Don't worry if you don't quite know what to call it exactly...
...that could be changed later perhaps, if you wished.

You've already put up a TON of great research stuff here.
A conversation about staging etc. is only gonna get pretty quickly lost in history, at the 'Joining' Forum.

Go on !
Start a Thread today.
Beware of the loose moose :moose:

All the best

Si.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2016 02:14 pm
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Scott,
Nice western backdrop. Since my layout will be quite small, and I'm doing a combination of forest and high mountains, I will make up one when I know more of what I'm planning on actually building. My roommate has one of the largest photo printers around in the house a HPZ3200 printer that prints at 44" x however long of a roll you want 100" is what I've seen, he doesn't make many prints beyond 16"x24" due to the cost of matting and framing. But when I need a long roll printed out I'm all set and cheap too, just the cost of the paper to me.



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I'm a Colorado mining district afficianado. Planning a layout in HOn3 based on the Gilpin County area.
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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2016 05:35 pm
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Sweet, it's good to have friends with cool toys. Do you use Photoshop? If you ever need help with it just let me know I'm happy to help if I can.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2016 07:43 pm
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I've been using Photoshop since version 2.0 :cool: back in July or August of 1991. paths, and CMYK were the new features then, no layers back yet (anyone remember Gamma channels?), heck you couldn't even get it on anything but a Macintosh and only on 3.5" floppy discs too, oh and it was only an 8 bit program too. Windows support, 16 bit color and offering it on CD-ROM came a few months later with version 2.5 - which didn't really work correctly until 2.5a as I recall.

A great history of PS by one of the best PS users ever Jeff Schewe: http://www.designbyfire.com/pdfs/history_of_photoshop.pdf



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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2016 08:02 pm
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LOL that pretty much sound exactly like my PS experience, that PDF was a blast to look at. Those splash screens are a bit like the smell of apple pie, they take me right back to the years when I still had hair.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 10th, 2016 09:43 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote:
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Looks like you have done considerable planning- but remember to do anything necessary to the ceiling before the layout is started. Many have neglected this and wished later that they had installed lighting. etc. before the layout got into the way.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 10th, 2016 09:55 pm
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I've been thinking about this problem. Will probably try to get a lot of track lighting installed prior to starting the layout. If I plan it right I can adjust the light cans as needed without too much problem.

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