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Sometimes it seems like nothing much is getting done. Last time I was going to use my Kreig pocket jig to add a small section to my upper level so I could add my newly acquired MTH station. Turns out Kreig's do not work so well for joining 1/2 nominal ply together.  Got that section in - but I did not like the look of the station there - just not enough room. So the Menards Comradery Bar and 2 new MTH stores got moved to the back of the town and gas station in its current location (that may move).

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The station is now where the bar and coffee shop was. It needs some detailing and signage -

"Twin Pines Inn" either on the upper or lower roof.  Or may hang a sign from the lower roof. I think I will pick up the dark brown to trim out the "dentil" detail. Any ideas on base roof color is appreciated. Haven't decided if I will detail the brick mortar.

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Meanwhile, I did surgery on the 3 new buildings. Replaced the incandescent bulbs with 12vdc LED strips, added 2nd floors and window coverings. Also have the 1st and 2nd floor lighting on separate circuits with dimmers. I prefer to have brighter lighting in the stores but not  the living areas.  Now I have to get underneath the layout to add the new wiring feeds. I used 1.5mm connectors, but I think the next size up would have been better. The dimmer works well.

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