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    Post Weekend Update (5th Oct 2018)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 5th Oct 2018).

    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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    Besides working on a liftout and laying and soldering track , I also did some painting of DPM fronts for Belleville Main Street.

    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    I have a love-hate relationship with painting DPM buildings. I dread starting because of the fine brushwork around windows and trim, but feel very satisfied when done.

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    danb,

    I am the same as you - they can be a pain to paint BUT do look great when done, as yours prove.
    Cheers Tony

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    In the above picture they are primed and the bricks have been done , when that is fully dry I do the windows , doors , frames. Get a good fine brush , don't go cheap on this brush , you need a brush that is small but still holds enough paint without showing a blob of paint.
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    One trick I stumbled across when painting my Heavy Weights was to paint the "windows and door frames" from the back. Granted I use an airbrush but found that the paint only covered what was inside the window or door and didn't get on the exterior. Will that work for a structure? I really don't know but can't see any reason why it wouldn't or couldn't.
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    This week I finished an NH3 filling station -





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    Damn Mark that looks good!
    Have you figured out what those yellow tubs are use for yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Damn Mark that looks good!
    Have you figured out what those yellow tubs are use for yet?
    Thanks, Allen. And nope, I still have no idea

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    Cleaned and lubed a bunch of new-to-me locos... Really love these LL DL-109 units and this is my first LL RS-2 --really smooth & quiet -- as well as first Athearn FP45 unit -- very impressive (maybe the biggest flywheels I have ever seen on an N-scale loco).

    20181006_191815.jpg

    I also cleaned and lubed a couple of new-to-me European Steam Engines. The Green Arnold 4-6-4t loco is missing an eccentric pin in case anyone has one that might be compatible (it is also missing a step which I will try to replace but otherwise in great condition). I am a sucker for Tank Steam Engines.

    EDIT: This little 4-4-0 shows what a small steam engine can be (even quite a while back) -- every wheels provides pickup besides the right two pilot wheels... All-wheel tender pickup, pilot truck provides left pickup, all drivers powered (although two have traction tires).

    20181006_162305.jpg 20181005_142647.jpg
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    They look great Mac - top job!
    Cheers Tony

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    Finally picked up a Kato D&H SD45 off Ebay. 35.00 w/ Microtrains including shipping. Not quite new but close. Patience grasshopper patience. Well worth the wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Damn Mark that looks good!
    Have you figured out what those yellow tubs are use for yet?
    Are they "emergency water baths" for the filling crew in case of a leak?
    If it ain't pulling a caboose, it ain't a train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bipeflier View Post
    Are they "emergency water baths" for the filling crew in case of a leak?
    If I had to guess, I'd say that sounds about right. Could also be water for horses if somebody pulls in with a horsedrawn NH3 tank?

    -Mark

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    A couple of weekend projects

    My farm supply



    Going to check on a transformer



    Thanks,
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    Great farm supply , where is the baler from? And also who makes the poles with transformer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Great farm supply , where is the baler from? And also who makes the poles with transformer?
    Thank you, Jan

    The baler is from GHQ
    The power poles and transformer are Atlas. I cut the top two courses of arms off. For the transformer -- I take the transformers off of a pole - clean them up and glue them together.

    What the pole with transformer started as:
    s-l1600.jpg

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    Have to find me some of those balers, thanks.
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    Moose hook-up Digitrax LNWI (wifi for loconet) and run some trains a few laps around the layout ... Yeah!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose hook-up Digitrax LNWI (wifi for loconet) and run some trains a few laps around the layout ... Yeah!
    Really!!!? No Pictures????

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