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    Post Weekend Update (14th Jun 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 14th Jun 2019).

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    So, fellow nSn'ers, what have you been up to this week?

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    I almost managed to finish Krause's this week; just a couple of small details left -









    I also re-did some of my static grass (having come to the conclusion that WWS's yellowish "spring" grass didn't really work with the "summer" grass that I'd used elsewhere).

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    Finally had time away from work to read a couple issues of Model Railroader, and to buy ten freight cars online.

    Fingers xed for a nice relaxing summer that doesn't have me working outside the house from dinner until sunset everyday.

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    Krauses and the scenery surrounding it look just great Mark, excellent job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Krauses and the scenery surrounding it look just great Mark, excellent job.
    Thanks! Actually, what scenery there is is mainly just the backdrop. Layout-wise, all I have down there at the moment is a layer of green turf and an unfinished cornfield

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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...2&d=1560634366
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    Made a budget static grass applicator from a $3.99 electronic flyswatter. Soldered the 2 yellow wires to the strainer basket & a test lead to the red wire. Uses 2 AA batteries & works great! SO to Sherman for the inspiration.

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    I'm getting ready to install some NJI crossing gates, and in aid of that I picked up a couple of BLMA trackside electrical boxes and UP-ized them a bit -





    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    I'm getting ready to install some NJI crossing gates, and in aid of that I picked up a couple of BLMA trackside electrical boxes and UP-ized them a bit -
    They look the part, that's for certain! Except call them "crossing bungalows" or "houses." And the ones that we can't walk into are "cases."

    I'd consider raising it up. In proto photo, that bed of 5/8-minus is level with toe of the ballast: no signal maintainer's going to want to mow that grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I'd consider raising it up. In proto photo, that bed of 5/8-minus is level with toe of the ballast: no signal maintainer's going to want to mow that grass.
    Don't worry, that's not a permanent installation - I just set it there for the photo. There's still lots of stuff left to do (install the crossing gates, put down road graphics, wire up some utility poles, etc, etc).

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    Bought some Unitrack for a project with my son. It doesn't look too exciting yet, but it was fun taking him to the train store to get it, and this should be good fun together.
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    I am throwing plaster cloth on my reused foam risers. I am starting to think a trip to what do you call it Mark? Buy new risers and starter inclines.
    I wonder what if anything I can use to level the roadbed after the plaster cloth dries?
    i am also experimenting with the masking tape process shown in one of Mike Feifferís fantastic how to video. The bumpy roadbed is the same roller coaster type of roadbed so I imagine the same fix for plaster may apply to masking tape roadbed.
    even though I have changed to Kato track I still seem to have bumpy track. I guess I could post a restricted speed limit on the whole RR
    Oh well if I have to do it over I will.
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    Default Finally some progress

    Well,

    I got the best gift for Fatherís Day, time to work on the layout!. I built some boxes for car cards, wired and tested my simple control panel (Iím sticking with DC) and connected and tested the first block. If I can get a couple of hours I should have the other blocks connected soon

    This is the furthest Iíve ever managed to get with a control panel so Iím very happy

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