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    Next set of pictures.
    Really pleased with how this small MoW area is turning out. The only complaint is that there isn't enough yard space to show off my MoW equipment!

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    MoW area on the left and then the passing siding and station area on the right.

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    Not far from the MoW yard is the Coal Distribution area. The bins for the aggregate material are my designs and were 3D printed.

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    Over view shot of the yard module. Coach yard is too small now.

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    With the Turntable and Roundhouse out of commission still, they were tying down engines every where that they could!

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    F units tied down on the long A/D track

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    The town without a name is progressing with buildings looking closer to completion. Still need to add some more buildings to the front row up against the tracks.

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    Another vantage point of the new cars making their way up the mountain on the back end of an empty log train.

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    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    As promised, some moving pictures of our N Scale Modular Layout presented by the Railroad Model & Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio.

    First up we follow Amtrak through parts of the layout and even getting a couple of cab rides.



    Then, we had a friend of the club shoot some video of the trains.




    N'joy!
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    It is nice to see some projects that have been hung up on the work bench come to a completion.

    I had been waiting for a big custom decal order, and they finally came in. So, I wasted no time and knocked off the Western Maryland passenger cars. While they are not perfect up close, they look pretty snazzy to me. After seeing these, I need to do a couple more to complete the consist. Probably a baggage car and observation car to complete the set.

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    @wvbuzzmaster and I have been plotting and planning the Conrail Office Car Special for some time now. Unfortunately, the decals for the cars were bad on arrival and I was only able to piece together enough engine decals for one engine. Now we wait for the decal guy to adjust his printer and resend the decals.

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    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    Besides missing the number decals, the WM is DONE. I'll pick those decals up in time, but for now it is a functioning engine. Ended up using a TCS MT1500 decoder for the install. Headlight is another one of my 3D printing jobs with flexible clear bracelet material being used to tunnel light from the decoder up and out of the headlight. WAY easier then the tender light on the steam engine where I put an actual LED up inside of it!

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    Spent some spare time working on the front of the Chessie Steam Special. The extra headlight and lack of painted details just wasn't doing it for me..... so out came the drill, some putty, and some paint to change that. The putty still needs painted. Next, I'll need to spend some time on the computer to create number boards and the special signage that was on it.


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    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    I picked up an old Concor Santa Fe Cow and Calf set on the cheap. I bought them really just to sit in my roundhouse area to fill in the empty space. Couldn't decide on a paint scheme, so I ended up going with the cow unit as Chessie and the calf unit as B&O. Why?..... because I wanted something different.

    What started out as a simple repaint and make a static unit, turned into what you see below. (Still painting and decaling everything.

    The decoder was moved to the calf unit as it is an empty shell. Draw bar fashioned to hold them both together. Power pick up from the rails is picked up from all 4 trucks (literally has no excuse to stall on a turnout now, but I am sure it will). And a light added to the front of consist.

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    I think out of all of the hard wire installs I've done now, this was the most exhausting.
    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    I haven't had much hobby time lately, but I still keep plugging away at some projects.

    Completed my set of the Conrail Office Car Special cars. (Still need clear coat). One more set to go for a friend.
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    I brought home the Nn3 loop to work on it and have been making good progress on the farm house. I need a barn and had been kicking around the idea to either scratch build or 3D print. Time is at a premium right now and I found one on thingiverse that is what I was looking for. So, I loaded up the print bed and set the printer to run over night.

    I think the barn turned out a little too small. It was shrunk from HO to N.

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    What farm house isn't complete without a sleeping dog and a rocking chair on the front porch.
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    Testing out some Nn3 cars as well.

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    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    More hobby time than I have put in recently. Been cleaning shop and re-organizing prepping for a commercial job.

    All those pics look great. 3D printing looks more and more promising.

    The great thing about farms, is that many structures are custom, self-designed and built, often in a hurry and on a budget. Almost anything goes. Your barn does not look undersized or out of place. Probably depends on what your farmer is growing or raising and size of farm. It may be more of a shed for a small operation. Doubt you'd fit many dairy cows but stored hay and a tractor under side shed roof would work. IMOH

    Now, the giant beach ball does seem a tad out of place to my eye...
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    I agree, @RailKing50. I think the barn is about 10% too small. It looks good, though. Folks around here use that sort of barn for horses, tack and hay storage.

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    I agree @Jugtown Modeler & @el Gato Gordo

    The barn in the picture may turn into an out building in another scene. I have trouble visualizing N scale in the 3d modeling software. I'll be making an N scale figure and then eye it up based on the height of a little plastic person or some other known item.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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