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    Post Weekend Update (19th Oct 2018)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 19th Oct 2018).

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    I finally finished my corn field -



    It got kinda big



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    Awesome Mark , I always find doing such tedious tasks a great accomplishment .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Awesome Mark , I always find doing such tedious tasks a great accomplishment .
    Thanks, it's definitely nice to have it behind me. But I think I'll be sticking with soybeans for any other crops I need to plant

    -Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Thanks, it's definitely nice to have it behind me. And I think I'll be sticking with soybeans for any other crops I need to plant
    Those injection molded corn rows are much better than individual plants. I believe it was Alkem Scale Models that did a set of etched brass cornstalks that you had to plant individually.

    My own effort only used one box of the injection molded ones, so I have an idea of how big that actually is. very impressive.
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    Thanks, PB. The Alkem etched brass corn was similar to the Bluford Shops corn insofar as it came in 4" rows of 22 plants (as compared to Bluford's rows of 20 plants). But it was absolutely flat, so if you wanted any sort of 3D affect at all you had to spend time bending an twisting the individual plants - a very labor intensive proposition if you wanted any sort of size to your field. Kind of a moot point now though as I don't believe Alkem offers that product anymore.

    The only thing I don't like about the Bluford corn is the cost. It took me 20 boxes to make that field, and at $20-some dollars per box... yikes , it adds up fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    Looks good Mark,, how tall are they in inches?
    Thanks, Ed. They're just over 1/2" tall, so right around 7 N scale feet.

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    Finally picked up another one of my unicorns. P&W GP40 3003. Been searching for years for one at a reasonable price, and picked this one up for 69.00 w/shipping. A little more than I wanted to spend but better than the 125.00 they usually are if you can even find them. Unused as well, so bonus. This is a local road for me so I really wanted one. Game over!



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    Re-routed the wires on my UP #844 - now she can do 315mm Kato curves again without derailing. Looking stupid, but... she was derailing on Atlas 21" curves as well, and that was a problem at our modular meets.




    Wires are in there because I installed a sound decoder with speaker and backup light in the tender, not the way Kato planned it Man, these steamers are critical...

    Also set her up with a speed curve and did a little work on the sound... took far too long, seems like the decoder is a bit wonky or the motor does not provide enough load for proper readback. I had planned to speed match a pair of diesels as well as making car cards for two new cars and sorting through the stuff packing what I want to bring to the meet next weekend, but pushing that to the rest of the week now.

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    Nice Lok, Power Stroke, but why is it called a unicorn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Nice Lok, Power Stroke, but why is it called a unicorn?
    It's very, very hard to find. ....

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    So, not a nickname like the BR 160 "Lollo."
    Cheers!
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    Spent a bit of time down at the Fab Lab getting an intro to the SLA printer.

    WheelStops.jpg
    Left side of the image is as the model appears out of the cleaning and curing process and the right half shows an individual wheel stop in place.

    Had some time to kill whilst waiting for the training to start so used the laser cutter to make some grade crossings as well.

    GradeCrossings.jpg

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