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I'm getting ready to start building my first layout and thought I could use a critique. Any advice? This is to go on my desk at work.

Z-scale
Rokuhan track
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+Matt Harrington There are a couple of views on here, although you may have to skirmish in around the posts.

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Just recently, journalist Nader Al-Sarras was riding the metro in Berlin, when he spotted this bag designed by Rock Paper Scissors. It reads: This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language. Genius, huh? Nader thought so too, so he took a picture and posted it to Facebook. It has gone viral since, with over 35k likes and 15k shares.
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Some books are hard to read, but few are as difficult as the Codex Silenda. Why? Because it actually won't let you read it unless you're smart enough to unlock it.
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In this instructable I am going to show you how I built an electrical pepper mill that looks like the baseball bat belonging to Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie.Who has ever been to my apartment knows that I have a lot of geeky decor and since I needed a knew pepper mill and couldn't find one I liked, I decided to build my own. I originally wanted to make it from wood, but couldn't figure out a way on how to drill a hole all the way throug...
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I have an idea but I need you to tell me if it's dumb. I am designing a 2'x4.5' z scale layout of the Columbia gorge. The trains only do about 2.5% grade. To accentuate the cliff walls, I am thinking about pouring the river at a slight angle. That should make some of the elevations look steeper than they are. Thoughts?
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It called forced perspective, if you do.it right it would look absolutely perfect. 
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My basement storage locker was broken into. They took some cheap tools and computer hardware, but what really bothers me? They took my Christmas train! We saved and went without a Christmas tree that year to buy it. It was a beautiful HO scale steam engine with old maroon CP passenger cars. It goes to show, I should have been playing with it instead of storing it!
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+Matt Harrington​ I sympathize with you, a few years ago thieves broke into my house while I was out, they took this and that and I was so much afraid they took away my trains from the showcase... but luckily they were dumb enough to ignore it.
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dont ya just love eccentric's , seen this fella as we were passin thru Market Drayton gettin pulled along by a remote control tug , brilliant
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Grand Orient Express - a train that defined luxury back in 1883 when it was launched. There are only a couple of these beauties left in the world. One, for example, was repurposed into hotel suites in Venice-Simplon Orient Express. The other, the one you'll see in the pictures below, stands dormant in Belgium, untouched from its last trip in December of 2009.
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