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    Default Weekend Update (Jan 28, 2012)

    Thanks to a thread started by Bamboozledguy, we will now have a weekly thread to post little snippits of your layout/project progress... this will not be a substitute for your layout build thread, but just a mini update on what you got done for the week.

    You could link from your layout build thread to your posts in these threads as a part of a more extensive post there, or visa-versa (post to your build thread and link to that post when contributing to this one.

    Click on a post number to get the URL to that particular post in your browsers address bar.

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    Post away guys.

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    I guess I'll be the first to post in our weekly photo update thread. I can never keep up with the January buying thread so here are a few purchases that havent made it to that thread.

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    Trainworx - 86' BN Auto Parts Boxcar

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    Fox Valley - 50' BN Boxcar

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    Fox Valley/Atlas - Wisconsin & Southern "Fight Breast Cancer" 50' Boxcar

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    Kato - GE ES44AC "GEVO" Demonstrator

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    Deluxe Innovation - Schneider Roadrailer Trailer

    2012-01-28_01-16-06_400.jpg
    Trainworx - B&O Chessie 86' Auto Parts Boxcar

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    Bluford Shops - Conrail 86' Auto Parts Boxcar
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    I for one have been working on a couple of projects. One is the bridge that I kit-bashed to look like the one over the Roanoke River in Roanoke, VA. It is not exact, but good enough to convince you at first glance. I painted it flat black & have not weathered it because the prototype isn't either. I built the abutments from balsa, & plan to cover them to look like concrete with Spackle & paint them. I hope to have this bridge installed by Sunday.

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    Rob Webb --- Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia: The Norfolk Southern Crossroads Capital!!! , And my well missed home!!

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    Been working on the yard, latest structure is the Ash & Cinder Conveyor from Walthers.


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    Nice ash & cinder thingy, YellowBeard!





    Today I replaced the decoder in my new Bachmann 70 tonner. Runs much better now.




    Earlier this week I finally painted and installed the piers for my overpass, and I made a lot of progress on the gravel roads underneath.




    This week I also got a few coats of iron ore glued down around the Harrison Mine, including the pile of tailings.

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    Well, as an adjunct to my diesel engine detailing project, I stripped my passenger cars in prep for repainting in CH&FR colors. Also stripped the soon-to-be-Traveling CH&FR Caboose...


    Untitled by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    And upgraded most of TwinGirl's rolling stock with Kadee #5s...

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    Well, my progress for the weekend was to automate the starting of this weekly thread.
    No one needs to remember to start the Weekend Update thread... come Saturday morning, it will just be there for members to post to.
    Bryan
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    I finally finished the street through my industrial park (10 level crossings!). I guess I should say "almost" finished - the mainline crossings still need to be filled in, but the industrial crossings are now "paved" over. I completed the ballast and grass on one side of the street. The open space in the middle of the photo is for the gas station (Al's Victory Service by Walthers) that's still on the workbench. I took the 'after' photo before the ballast had dried and the railheads had been cleaned.

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    Chris, I like the perspective that road creates- it will be a great scene with lots of different photo opportunities.

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    That's one great looking scene.

    Rob Webb --- Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia: The Norfolk Southern Crossroads Capital!!! , And my well missed home!!

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    I've been working on a scratch-built old west saloon this weekend.
    A new thread is coming soon for the build.
    Here is a link to a Hand Drawn Saloon that I drew 22 years ago and is my inspiration for the build.

    Here is a teaser pic.



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    I started work on the river and pond. Dug out the area and cleaned it up. Also did some upgrades to the track in and around the bridges, so I can easily slide on and off the joiners now since I'm working under them.

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    Tried to save my CSX box car too......to hide the damage I tried to weather it. Needs more something.....

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    I was able to get some more track laid on the foam. This is just for testing and positioning of the entire layout;



    Tony

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