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    Post Weekend Update (16th Feb 2018)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 16th Feb 2018).

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    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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    Saturday I attended a modular meet where 7 clubs from Denmark and Sweden gathered to fill the gym at the Englyst school in the town of BÝrkop with 200+ meters of modular N scale railroad. It was my first all-N scale event, and I was blown away. In part because of the sheer size and in part because of the level of detail on some of the modules. Picking scenes for a video was a bit of a job, and the result is unfair to so many people.

    One of the things I went to the show for was inspiration for my own planned module builds - both construction of the modules themselves and the electrics. I'm no novice to electronics, and yes, the interfaces are standardised, but how do people do it in the real world?
    I talked to some of the people from the club closest to my home. They were really nice people, the fee is certainly agreeable and the overall club setup is right up my alley. The members have modules for attending shows like this one, and they have a permanent layout at the club HQ. They also have access to tools for building modules, and the chairman of the club is a carpenter. Joining the club was thus a no-brainer, which I did.



    Here's the video:

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    I just updated my Farmhouse thread with some progress this week: http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...use-Scene-Help

    I also started a new thread for some scene suggestions: http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...rise-Feed-Mill

    Beyond that, I got the first coat of Varnish on my SwitchMan's Nightmare portable layout: http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...an-s-Nightmare

    I also took some legs from a NVNTrak club yard I'm helping to rehabilitate over to a friend to get some T-Nuts welded on to improve them.

    It's been a busy week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Saturday I attended a modular meet where 7 clubs from Denmark and Sweden gathered..............
    Great video. I thought about going too, a 100 km trip, but then there was the wife, the visit at the retiredmenthome and so on. So its good watching the video.

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    My F-7 project continues. They are now ready for a gloss coat then decals.




    Hope Y'all had a wonderful weekend,
    Wolf

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    Painted the Facia and got some road bed glued down. Forward progress is good.



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    Ballasted most of the new track:




    Planted the new garage:




    Started a new scratchbuild:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    Where did you get that stone wall next to the newly ballasted track or is it scratch built?

    Looking good BTW.

    Thanks!

    The stone wall is hydrocol from C.C. Crow. Similar to the one I used on the lodge foundation. You can see how I put that together here: http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...216#post520216

    It's good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    I’m guessing your using cobblestone or hand carved,, am I right?
    "Hand-carved stone." The one on the lodge is "Fine." That wall is "Medium." The rocks on the medium are a little oversize for N scale, which is why I used it on that back side where it won't be noticed as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    The rocks on the medium are a little oversize for N scale, which is why I used it on that back side where it won't be noticed as much.
    I dunno that wall looks good in the photo which is why I asked.
    Thanks

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