Usually when I am making decals, I use my ALPS for white only and use a super impressive laser 'press' for everything colour. This means using 2 layers of decal when white underlays are needed. There are a few reasons for this choice, not the least of which is that; unless you are using solid colours, the ALPS does crappy job of colour - the laser press however, is amazing.
I don’t know if the room dimensions shown on the sketch in my previous post are correct. I’ve never checked.
When I decided to start thinking about layout plan options I asked a couple of kids who had finished their classwork early to measure the room. I made a rough chalk sketch of the major features on the blackboard, handed them a variety of different measuring tapes and asked them to fill the sketch in with the lengths of each section of wall and the distances between opposite walls. This is a photo of the results:
These are pictures of the rough scenery. The bridge is edging strip normally used to edge tile.
I think I figured out how to add pics. These 3 show the first lower loop set down and my two upper loops on the foam risers
After looking at all the other posts on here I decided to start my own blog. Attached are pics of my coffee table central n scale layout. It started with a 3 by 3 coffee table from a yard sale. I think its an IKEA model but I'm not sure. It measures 37 inches square and the layout itself is 36 inches square. 1/2 pink foam was glued and svrewed to the table top. As there are no turnouts or grades I cut risers for each progressively taller loop from extra foam. The roadbed is also pink foam joined at the seams with foil tape.
Middle school model RR: the space
This afternoon, I invited a bunch of good friends, Andrew, Scott, Ken, Julian as well as Margot and Patty over to help install the layout in the basement. I wasn't quite as ready as I'd hoped to be, but with so many helpers, we managed to get it installed all the same.
When we finished, we toasted ourselves with a little prosecco, and enjoyed a great barbeque.
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