Curt84328 Posted December 26, 2019 Share Posted December 26, 2019 I have been building layouts for a while, and discover new things to do all the time. Here are a few tricks or tips for new beginners. LANDSCAPING track beds. Roter Brummer and Bahnland have come up with a way to smooth the embankments on track beds when dealing with 2 tracks at different levels. I usually lay track on a flat surface and adjust the landscape later. here I have the base level at -70 mm. (it's a below grade level and there will be levels above it) The track was originally at -63 mm. and was then lowered to -69 mm (1 mm above the base plate) I set the terrain level to 100 mm and adjusted the terrain. now raise the track 1 mm to -68 mm and the terrain to 90 mm and adjust again continue doing this til you reach the original track level. Your terrain adjust should be at 40 mm at this point. raise the track 1 more mm, and by checking the dimensions of the track (this is HO scale) you find that the track is 30 mm wide. set the terrain width to 30 mm and adjust again. now drop the track 1 mm to original track height. looking at a more sideways view, you see the sleepers are part way embedded in the embankment, just like real track. EVENT MANAGEMENT I'm using V4 (too poor to upgrade right now ) By creating a series of folders and labeling them properly, it is easier to find a particular set of instructions This is my "repair" train right camera event. I have a toggle switch in view of the "repair top camera" and by toggling it, it activates the "repair Right Cam" then toggles the toggle switch that activated the right camera, and starts a 15 second timer. I use the same timer for all cameras on the "repair train" and the instruction reactivates the top camera. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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