Feb 22, 2023
so when do these become available in N scale?
Thanks Matt and agreed on the wall tabs, specifically on the corner edges. Although I must say, I have had some success with kits that have corner edge tabs if both walls are brick. A little crafty painting and you can get lucky in some cases. Now, as Scott noted as well, lower tabs to the base and then to the roof would be more viable, and may be considered for a future project or a re-cut of this kit.
But agreed as well, I also prefer to use plastic sprue/Evergreen strip/anything that is square on the lower edges and inside corners to secure up the walls. I think some of that is evident in the pics above.
OH, and the material being used is relatively thin Polybak (laserboard) in .60MM, and thus far no "major" warpage to speak of, although smaller short pieces like these walls and base are less likely to warp. Although one does have to be cognizant of using acrylic.
Thanks Scott, and noted on the glass. I probably would not go to this much trouble on a structure that cannot be "peered" into from multiple sides. This cafe' has alot of windows that would show any inconsistencies in the way the glass was mounted.
As for this era, indeed there are so many many many prospects for fun buildings, but so little time.... And I can't build as fast as Robert Ray either. It takes me longer to butter a piece of toast, than it does him to whip out a complete building with lights and all......
Ummmm just as soon as they become available in Z-scale.... Acutally, my laser cutter is not commercial grade. I'm just using a low dollar ORTUR desktop 15W unit, with several upgrades. Although, I may move up to what the "big boys" use sooner than later if I keep designing and cutting. And if they do become available in N-scale, you'll be the first to know!
What he said
Take my order, please
Dang, I feel like a teller at SILICON VALLEY BANK, and I am experiencing a run.....well in this case a run on production requests that is.....
Once I complete this build, it will give me a clear indication of what volume my laser is capable of kicking out. Again, it's basic, but capable.
Plus, I will need to work out those little quirks and ensure assembly is simple and repeatable every time for others.
Like i said before looking Better and Better with each revision keep up the good work.