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    Post Weekend Update (4th Jan 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 4th Jan 2019).

    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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    This week I planted some weeds and grass and made an auger -



    Then I planted some more grass -



    Then I wired up a bunch of Woodland Scenics "Just Plug" vehicles -









    I also decided to get rid of one of my double crossovers (long story), so now I have about 12 feet of re-ballasting to do (ugh) -



    Lastly, I spent a couple of hours cleaning a year's worth of spider webs off of my buildings. The little bastards are particularly fond of setting up shop on this one



    -Mark


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    WOW that looks incredible!!! Very nice work so realistic.

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    Looking pretty awesome Mark!
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    @Spookshow

    Whoa! Nice night scene, Mark - kewl! Well, everything is kewl - two hooves up!
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    Mr & Mrs Moose are experimenting with making conifers - Douglas Fir to be precise, well Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii to be more precise...

    Don't have the proper materials to complete the foliage of the tree can-o-pees -- they're in the post, so mostly experimenting with da branches (filter material), tree trunks (dowels) and a fallen tree trunk (lot'sa whittlin' and a paintin').

    The tree trunk, unfortunately, is too long for anywhere on the layout - it's 160 feet long!

    Teaser photos:

    1 - First Batch Not Flocked Yet 20190101_171410.jpg First batch trees with branches.

    2 - Making Trees 160 ft Fallen Tree 20190104_151029.jpg 3 - Making Trees 160 ft Fallen Tree Close-up 20190104_164447.jpg Fallen 160 foot long log.
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    Mark,, What the last three said,,that night street scene looks awesome. I’ve got one of those lighted cars so I can see now that more are needed.
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    Very nice, everyone
    Some talented folks around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    I’ve got one of those lighted cars so I can see now that more are needed.
    It's a slippery slope

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Mr & Mrs Moose are experimenting with making conifers - Douglas Fir to be precise, well Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii to be more precise...

    Don't have the proper materials to complete the foliage of the tree can-o-pees -- they're in the post, so mostly experimenting with da branches (filter material), tree trunks (dowels) and a fallen tree trunk (lot'sa whittlin' and a paintin').

    The tree trunk, unfortunately, is too long for anywhere on the layout - it's 160 feet long!

    Teaser photos:

    1 - First Batch Not Flocked Yet 20190101_171410.jpg First batch trees with branches.

    2 - Making Trees 160 ft Fallen Tree 20190104_151029.jpg 3 - Making Trees 160 ft Fallen Tree Close-up 20190104_164447.jpg Fallen 160 foot long log.
    HO trees!

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    I bought glue and finally finished this grain bin. Hoping to work some on my engine house tomorrow.



    Grain Bin.jpg
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    I did my first sound decoder install!
    LokSound Select Direct Micro into a GP38.

    Now just need to get the right sounds loaded onto it.

    I need to post photos of this don't I? That is the way things work around here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasBok View Post
    I need to post photos of this don't I? That is the way things work around here?
    Yeah, if you don't want a Moose stampede...
    N-joy!
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    I guess its been few weeks since my last post. Got rolling on scenery for the mining spur. I replaced the motor with one that is quieter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    This stuck out into the aisle way even more than the previous one. I needed to add the formica fascia next because clamping surfaces will be gone once I add rock work.
    IMG_7210.jpg
    I boxed in the control panel to make an end for the fascia and added a small storage cubby (the box).
    IMG_7211.jpg
    This week I foamed in the terrain.
    IMG_7214.jpg
    And I'm in the process of carving in some tilted sedimentary layers. I can already see some spots where I will have to add more foam.
    IMG_7217.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasBok View Post
    I need to post photos of this don't I? That is the way things work around here?
    Where dem photos mister?!
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    Here are pictures!

    Gp38-ESULOKSOUND.jpg

    I haven't made a baffle for the speaker (still learning), and still need to get the right sounds loaded onto it.

    Not keen on frame milling yet, so pretty happy with the two hours it took me to get this far.

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    Here is one of two projects that I have been working on.

    Atlas U235 with 73100 Lok Sound. Soberton 8mmx12mm sugar cube speaker with enclosure by Keystone Details on Shapeways.


    I forget what the drive setting are...I am thinking both cv3 and 4 are maxed out. I did that so I could use my proto throttle with the loco.
    Laters,
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    Love it !!!!!
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    Here is the other loco I worked on.
    This video was taken soon as the shell went on.
    No head light,,the LED is faulty. I replaced it and mounted a 402 size smd led on the speaker enclosure for a rear head light.

    The same speaker and enclosure was used in this loco as well.
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