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    Post Weekend Update (11th Feb 2012)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 11th Feb 2012).

    This weekly thread is to post little snippets about your layout/project progress.
    This is not be a substitute for your layout build thread, but just a mini update on what you got done for the week.

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    So, fellow nSn'ers, what have you been up to this week?

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    Working on a "Downloads" page for the site.
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    I'm working on structure #3 & #4 of my scratch-built old west collection.
    Maybe #5 also, we'll have to see how far I get.
    Still waiting on some detail parts to finish my saloon.
    Can't show you pics of them until the saloon is finished.



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    Hey folks, I made some good progress on a variety of items this week, mostly around the bunkhouse/service area for the Kelly Lake yard.

    Got more ballast down around Rainy Lake:




    Laid ground foam, dirt, and gravel for my bunkhouse & engine service area:




    Got tanks and doo dads assembled and painted for the engine service area (they still need weathering):


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    Beautiful Work! I love seeing the photos of your wonderful layout. Unbelievable detailed scenery.

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

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    I've done mostly scenery this week:
    • Shaped the river banks for the bridgework
    • shaped, detailed and painted the abutments
    • painted river and groundwork around mine
    • added dirt and grass
    • schrubery added, concealed removable hill placeholders
    • tried to make epumph's scrub pad trees

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...340#post242340

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    I just received (from Mike Fifer Hobby Supply) a bunch of various tools, drill bits, blades, adhesives, and a bunch of other stuff. I watched Mike's video about what he uses on his workbench and ordered the stuff he mentioned that I didn't have. I'm almost finished remodeling and reorganization my workbench. I'll post some pictures in my album next week.

    If you haven't seen the video you may want to check it out and see if you need any workbench stuff.

    By the way Mike and Robin were a big help in getting all the stuff together for me and shipped it out quickly.
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    More progress on my layout. Downtown Hilltop, & Residential Hillside. Check my thread for more details. Thanks, & have a great day!

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...362#post242362

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

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    Well, let's see... I started grading the driveway for the mobile home, along with the two track crossings required... it'll be a dirt/gravel drive. I also built a HO scale "shake the box" 40' boxcar kit, and weathered it. Added a couple more Kadee #5s to TwinGirl's rolling stock.

    And just now, I managed to "publish" my JMRI CTC panel to the internet... PW&NJ was kind enough to test it by turning on the lights in the Nolan Yard tower, and flip a couple of turnouts, too.
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    I got some parts for my MT A/B units from Microtrains, Im waiting for the SD80MAC shells and parts to show up from Kato. I picked up a GG1 over the weekend.

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    nearly finished the sanding towers/drying house kit from Walthers. Will be weathering it up so pics will be in a week on my thread. other than that, trying to find lost pieces I cut from the spru and had go airborne. Weeeee
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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowBeard View Post
    ... trying to find lost pieces I cut from the spru and had go airborne....
    Perhaps you might consider putting the spru (with all the little nasties still attached) in a clear plastic bag, along with the nippers you plan to use to cut the pieces off. Then close the bag with a twist tie. Manipulate the tools from the outside of the bag. The end result is that the search area gets downsized pretty dramatically when you go looking for the little buggers. The idea saved my tail some years ago when I had to take apart a grip mounted switch on my Yamaha in the driveway. There were a couple of springs in there and they stayed in the bag and never made it to the lawn/driveway. And for the record, my mom was the one who suggested the idea.
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    Hey, that's a pretty good idea!
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    I got some much needed cleaning done in the railroad room. I still need more shelves, I think.
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    I quit musing about it and went ahead and dove into my U28b project. For a long time I've wanted to have a representative U-boat with the distinctive N&W high nose, and I would grouse about how they just aren't made in N-scale. Well, I had one of those Eureka Moments when I looked at what I did in fact have, in terms of second-gen GE power, and when I came across info that suggested that a U25b has the same wheelbase and trucks. I got it mostly built, aside from some details (horn and bell), and I just need to paint and decal now.

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    I basicly stared at the Blair Line Sunset Motel kit for three days..

    My wife's 89 year old dad is in the hospital so I haven't felt much like taking it on.. I did shoot it with dull coat to seal it up today..
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    I didn't get it finished until today but, I was working on it over the week-end. I needed another pickle car (this one a "coffin" type) to go with my other pickle car and two vinegar cars to support the soon to open pickle factory in Danville. It is scratch-built from styrene.



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    Wow Dick, great job.
    I was impressed when I thought you just painted and decal-ed a car but then I read it's a scratch-build from styrene.
    Now that's impressive.
    Did I already say great job?
    If not, then great Job Dick!



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    Im a little late but here is my update. i added some fences and a live stock ramp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJut...ature=youtu.be
    "Cock-A-Doodle DONE!"

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