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Modular Wooden Railway - mixing old with new
09-30-2014, 06:09 PM,
Modular Wooden Railway - mixing old with new
In Seattle, modular wooden train tables have been a part of two Makers' Faires, a creative playspace, and many train shows. The tables combine old-school wooden tracks and trains with technology. LED's light a subway and another LED circuit has a PROM that flickers the lights out and gradually fade them back on inside a tunnel.
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Pictures and textures are manipulated in Photoshop and used to face scale buildings and features.
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Trees are fashioned using upholstery remnants and bolts.
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And specialty tracks are designed in Rhino 5.0 and cut using a CNC router. Even rolling stock is starting to be designed and cut to support hands-on railway clinics.
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The tables are a project that explores mixed media married with technology. Future ideas include an RC engine. Other ideas and suggestions are welcome. We'll be at
The Fall Train Show in Spokane on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
This is our first time to take the tables East of the Cascades - drop by and introduce yourself if you are there. Or visit our website at for additional details - and share your thoughts and ideas here!

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10-01-2014, 07:40 AM,
RE: Modular Wooden Railway - mixing old with new
Thanks for sharing!

this looks like a lot of fun, we look forward to seeing you

"If you didn't build it, you will never own it." - Barton Dring
10-02-2014, 08:15 AM,
RE: Modular Wooden Railway - mixing old with new
Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I hope to get there to see them in person.

"I built it because I didn't know I couldn't"

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