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by Silver Surfer
Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Article: Accurate gradient templates
Replies: 3
Views: 4375

If I were faced with this problem Ron, and providing you hadn't gone too far with the tracklaying/scenics side of things, I would be tempted to sink the gradient trackbed into the main baseboard. Using the gradient trackbed as a template draw round it and come back a distance of at least 6" on ...
by Silver Surfer
Wed May 24, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Article: Making Smooth Curves
Replies: 0
Views: 2386

Article: Making Smooth Curves

Laying Smooth Curves: We’ve all been to exhibitions and seen those lovely sweeping curves on layouts wondering how they managed to make them so even and consistent very often with large radii. This article explains how you can achieve consistent good looking curves with an easy to make, inexpensi...
by Silver Surfer
Sun May 21, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Article: Accurate gradient templates
Replies: 3
Views: 4375

Article: Accurate gradient templates

I've read many opinions on how to build inclines and seen various suggestions as to how steep the inclines ought to be eg "a 1 in 40 should be okay" or "try 25%, that should do it". But I've never seen a suggestion as to how one should set about ensuring the gradient is constant,...

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