Tydbyts© are bits of wisdom I have accumulated over time (I'll add 'em as I remember 'em) on the topics presented on this site. They tend to be either about computer or model train subjects.
This can be very aggrevating when attempting to upload files to a server. If you are using Windows NT, the File Manager (run: "winfile.exe") will display mixed cap in long filenames.
An image with a filename containing a space will generally resolve correctly in Internet Explorer but Netscape will not display the image. Also, I.E. will display an imbedded .BMP but not Netscape. (Netscape 4 or below only)
If you use Sculptamold® to add texture to your light-weight scenery made from extruded foam insulation, you'll need to add white glue to the mixture. The glue acts as a bonding agent, allowing the Sculptamold® to stick to the foam. If you do not use glue, the Sculptamold® will easily chip off. Don't use carpenters-style yellow glue as this will affect the ability of the Sculptamold® to take color. I actually like the way the glue-treated mix take color for rock formations better. A wash of India ink is often all I use to color a rock formation. If you haven't used Sculptamold®, give it a try. It's easy to work with, covers and colors well and is light-weight like the foam. I put it on a little thick where I want a rock formation and carve in the texture after it sets but before it's dry. You can carve dry but it's easier at this stage.
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