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    Post Weekend Update (24th May 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 24th May 2019).

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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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    A little more progress on Krause Feeds this week -









    I don't have anywhere near enough room on my layout to do a proper 1:160 version of the facility, so I'm basically debigulating it as I go and just trying to hit as many of the highlights as I can

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    As usual Mark, it's looks real good. Even though it's debigulated!
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    I painted and sealed some cork today . I always like to seal it up and paint it a color close to my ballast . That way i can put off ballasting for a long long time lol . It also helps with ballasting around turnouts , you dont need much to make it look like they are fully ballasted .

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    This is just the main track area , but its one step closer to laying down some track

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post

    20190524_170929.jpg

    This is just the main track area , but its one step closer to laying down some track

    Steve
    WooHoo! Progress, gotta love it!
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    What is your foam attached to? It looks like you pieced it together for maximum coverage and not really worrying about the seams

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    My foam is all on 3/8" particle board or MDF . I will fill and sand seams where nessesary . A lot of them will be eventually covered up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    debigulating
    Is that the opposite of embiggened?

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    Doing some cleanup in preparation for laying some track out of staging. I took some photos but lost them during a moose stampede, honest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    Is that the opposite of embiggened?
    Indeed it is. Kind of an obscure term, but perfectly cromulent nonetheless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    ... I took some photos but lost them during a moose stampede, honest!
    Huh, Moose no remember being in the Tri-Cities area recently...
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    Finished, as least for the time being, adding some details and weathering to cab X252, seen here on the Slate Fork Mine Run.

    caboose 1 2mp.jpgcaboose 2 2mp.jpg


    While I'm not wild about the semi-translucent qualities of the rear handrails, I prefer it over painting over and adding millage to the already-thick appearance.

    Proper lighting for the new train room is on the near-term agenda.

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    @Paul_Schmidt

    Looks great to this moose! Post more photos please...
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    Thanks, Moose! I will endeavor to do so, Moose. I think an end-on shot to show off -- er, to better display -- the rear markers the cab will be forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    ...I think an end-on shot to show off -- er, to better display -- the rear markers the cab will be forthcoming.
    Hmmm, Moose intrigued. Moose very intrigued!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Hmmm, Moose intrigued. Moose very intrigued!
    Here ya go, Moose!

    Southern X252 cab hop with GP38s 2822 and 2815 at the Norfolk & Western junction. (This in a previous iteration of the layout's operating schematic was a junction with the L&N, but N&W fits the operating scheme better.)

    The rear markers don't operate, they're just 1.6mm MVs. I've never seen a photo of a Southern cab in daylight with these illuminated. But they are a kind of signature item, as are the firecracker antenna and the lack of roofwalks, for the late 1970s on the Appalachia Division.

    The cab started as an Atlas NE-6 model, which is close to what Southern had on the Appalachia Division in the 1970s.

    caboose three 2p.jpg

    (Taken with my Android phone, as were the two previous photos.)

    I hope @Moose2013 is contented. I didn't want you to have to wait at the Edmonds ferry dock for two hours in Stampede Mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I hope @Moose2013 is contented. I didn't want you to have to wait at the Edmonds ferry dock for two hours in Stampede Mode.
    Thanks Paul - looks awesome! Yeah, da Mooses actually take the Narrows bridge to do moose stampedes up yer way...
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