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    Post Weekend Update (11th Dec 2015)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 11th Dec 2015).

    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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    Why, you may ask, am I still playing with these dumb looking street lamps. Well: I got 20 of them for $4/$5 months ago and I got tired of looking at them sitting around. I actually got them for possible use on my 30th Street station module but that is the one place they haven’t made it yet. Several weeks ago I put 7 into my downtown Camden area. This week I put 3 in North Woodbury and 2 in Woodbury proper. They could go in other areas but I won’t place anything that could interfere with the manual operation of the Peco turnouts. (The layout was designed for operations after all!)

    I believe they originally said 12 volts for a maximum of 30 minutes but I have found that they look better with a 3 volt battery pack

    North Woodbury backs up against a wall and unfortunately that means building and tree shadows will be on the wall due to the streetlights. (The grandkids won’t care!)




    Woodbury proper is a center module so we will not have shadow issues (just ignore the eastern tumbleweeds ).





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    It just keep getting better and better Rick. Looks like now you extended Op Session into the twilight hours.
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    Got the holes cut and wires dropped for all the turnout controls.

    built and installed the first ten trees. I need to figure out what I am going to do for ground cover in the woods. So the trees are just sitting in holes in the foam for now. But, seeing how quick and easy it is to make furnace filter trees I have some hope of completing the forest soon.

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    I have the house to myself for a few days, so I'm figuring out where to place the supports for the depot board so there's room for the turnouts drives.
    And I'm installing the turntable ...







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    Finished up Hegland Insurance in Rainy Lake:




    Took longer than it should have. Those doors & windows were fiddly.

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    @Ender - Nice detail work on those vehicles! Very sharp and clean. Wow!
    N-joy!
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    I agree with Tred. The vehicles details are nice. I like the blue color for the building, makes it stand out. The road looks great too.
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    Thanks. I'd take credit for the vehicles, but the ones in the photo are all from the manufacturer like that. The trailer is from eBay. I just try to mix them up.

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    Continuing to do small areas of groundcover/ballast (very lightly), plus added some construction figures. Slow going. Little bit of painting on foam baseboard. I like to leave it for a few days to see the effect.

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    I got 3 decoders installed this weekend on top of my other progress (see layout thread)
    My 2 Kato CN C44 9Ws and Matts Kato BN NW2
    The NW2 was the first one I ever did that you had to remove the motor clips
    It went fairly well, only had to file the clips on the frame to get the decoder to fit in
    Of course I thought this would be a quick install and 45 min later she was up and running

    The Elf on the shelf even tried installing a decoder in one of my youngest toy locos






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    This weekend I set my first incline.
    After getting the 1.5% grade set on foam stock. I dropped about 2 lbs. of Sculptamould on it and sunk the incline into it. Verifying it for level and straight, it set up overnight and you can now do handstands on it.
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    look what just arrived in the mail at the office, which i had bought goo gone in prep for.
    shapeways forklifts

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    Getting ready for the holiday off so I spent time shaking up the old paint jars. Discovered 4 that had the wrong sound so I removed the tops and added paint thinner (Testors) or distilled water as appropriate. Got all four mixed up and sounding right.
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    I hate ballast. That is all.

    And all I did was 12" of it on a T-Trak module!

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    Kalbert, I like the way your module is turning out. Nice work. Is it all a scratch build?
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    Thanks! I think you could call it scratch built. I used 1/4" sanded plywood cut into 2 1/4" strips for the box and 2x2" squares in each bottom corner for the t nut and carriage bolt feet. The middle is a hunk of 2" pink foam reclaimed from my still born River Valley Central project. From there it's just Unitrack and various Woodland Scenics products. I'm getting close to "finished" with this one, can't wait to start on another scene!

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