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    Post Weekend Update (30th Dec 2016)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 30th Dec 2016).

    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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    Cleared out the basement as part of end of year organization and potential layout space.

    Spray painted RSLaser Kits Cape Garage and Atlas Barb's Bungalow Garage kit until the spray can clogged.

    If you haven't got space in the garage, then build your own garage! Or clear out the basement!
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    Default Moose droppings...

    Moose been busy the past week trying to better organize layout room, sell some excess train items and get some progress going on the layout itself.

    See Moose "Sale" threads for super awesome DC locomotives, a really kewl GN passenger coach in Big Sky Blue, and some assorted Atlas track! (Shameless advert., sorry)

    Moose nearly completed installing fascia supports:

    1 Layout Fascia Support 123116.jpg 2 Layout Fascia Support 123116.jpg 3 Layout Fascia Support 123116.jpg 4 Layout Fascia Support 123116.jpg 5 Layout Fascia Support 123116.jpg 6 Layout Fascia Support 123116.jpg
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Looking good Moose! Can't wait to see the fascia installed
    "Do Not Hump!?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?"--Michelle Blanchard

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    @ranulf Thank you! It's gonna be tricky as Moose created some shaaaaaarp curves. Yipe!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    I saw that. I highly recommend grooves on the back side of your hardboard. I learned with my layout, the hardboard can crack days after installation.
    "Do Not Hump!?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?"--Michelle Blanchard

    "People saw wood and say nothing, but railroad men saw trains and say things that are better left unprinted."--Charles De Lano Hine

    Down with UP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    I saw that. I highly recommend grooves on the back side of your hardboard.
    Mrs Moose suggested that too!

    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    I learned with my layout, the hardboard can crack days after installation.
    Caaaraaaaaack?
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    Spent the afternoon at Balboa park watching model trains run
    Sexiest fat man alive.

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    I've had a pretty mercurial week - dabbled in a bit of everything and got mostly nothing done. Advanced a few projects by a tiny amount, here and there.

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    Got the layout pulled away from the wall (it's on gliders). Removed the back drops and have
    begun repairing some problems areas. Replaced a switch, repositioned some track and doing a
    thorough cleaning of the rails.

    Along with this I am sprucing up a few areas. Much easier to do these things when not on a
    step stool. This will take longer than the weekend, but it is my current project.
    Cheers, Paul
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    This was a few days ago, I finished off my cradle with test track. I hooked up the new nce powercab (xmas present from my dw) and fitted decoders to 5 engines.

    James

    Note. Edited multiple times due to iOS damned autocorrect.

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    The main thing for me was to run trains, to celebrate the first day of the New Year. I also fixed some fencing (made of toile) which had been bugging me. Finally got around to starting work on the tunnel mouth at South Pine, and planned where my church was going to be relocated to. Finally, I put some ties in some gaps in my track, where the joiners are. This has needed doing for a long time, but I never seemed to get around to it.

    Happy New Year everyone!

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    While Mr Moose dinked around in the train room, Mrs Moose go through old family photos and find these:

    GNRR Shipping Receipt 010117.jpg Tracks Ahead 010117.jpg
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Yours,

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    Got cabins 3, 4, & 5 done this week.


    Cabin #3




    Cabin #4




    Cabin #5




    A few more to do.

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    Got a bit of time over the break and made some progress....
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...629#post495629

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    I painted some new MT and Fine-N-Scale cars, as well as stripped and repainted a bunch of used cars. While waiting for trucks for the used cars, here are the new cars: MT drop bottom gondolas converted to Northern Pacific woodchip service and a mix of refrigerator, flat and box cars.
    NP Woodchip 1959 version.jpg7 new cars.jpg
    The cars were done this past weekend ... it took 'til now to figure out how to take, resize and upload the pictures (I am way better with a pencil and sketchpad than these electronic confuser things ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RH Bay View Post
    I painted some new MT and Fine-N-Scale cars, as well as stripped and repainted a bunch of used cars. While waiting for trucks for the used cars, here are the new cars: MT drop bottom gondolas converted to Northern Pacific woodchip service and a mix of refrigerator, flat and box cars.
    NP Woodchip 1959 version.jpg7 new cars.jpg
    The cars were done this past weekend ... it took 'til now to figure out how to take, resize and upload the pictures (I am way better with a pencil and sketchpad than these electronic confuser things ).
    very nice, these remind me I have to kits I need to finish and paint :whip:

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    Added a few more bents to my trestle. Almost 2/3rd's complete. Its taken a few months to get to this point. The trestle is approx. 22" long and the tallest bents are just over 17". Hope to have it all done in another month.
    Trestle_60%Complete_3787_900w.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by john@eckertsplace.com View Post
    Added a few more bents to my trestle. Almost 2/3rd's complete. Its taken a few months to get to this point. The trestle is approx. 22" long and the tallest bents are just over 17". Hope to have it all done in another month.
    Trestle_60%Complete_3787_900w.jpg
    that's insane can't wait t see it finished

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