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    Post Weekend Update (19th Jul 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 19th Jul 2019).

    This weekly thread is to post little snippets about your layout/project progress.
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    So, fellow nSn'ers, what have you been up to this week?

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    This week has mainly been about gluing together lots and lots of little pieces of styrene, whee!

    First off, I kludged up a lateral motion irrigation system for my soybeans (which I'm hoping will motivate me to actually finish planting the danged field).



    I also made some progress on this Cargill roof stuff. Still a long way to go there.



    Oh yeah, and I also drove down to Hope to take a picture of this really cool sign



    -Mark


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Oh yeah, and I also drove down to Hope to take a picture of this really cool sign
    Great modeling, Mark. The irrigator really looks the part.

    And that sign! Wow! Too bad those inconsiderate people and that white steam were in the background. Well, just maybe you should reshoot that. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Great modeling, Mark. The irrigator really looks the part.

    And that sign! Wow! Too bad those inconsiderate people and that white steam were in the background. Well, just maybe you should reshoot that. ...
    Heh, thanks. I guess I'll just have to live with all the background distractions in that photo. But you have to admit, the sign looks awesome!

    I talked to one local lady while we were all standing around waiting for 4014 to show up (it was over an hour late) and looking at the assembled crowd she was lamenting the fact that she hadn't had the foresight to stage a garage sale

    -Mark

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    Oh, yeah! There is a Big Boy hiding in that shot, isn't there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Oh, yeah! There is a Big Boy hiding in that shot, isn't there!
    By golly, I believe you're right! Helluva coincidence that

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    That locomotive in the sign is pretty darned weird looking. I might have to sic the prototype police on them....

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    That locomotive in the sign is pretty darned weird looking. I might have to sic the prototype police on them....
    Oh, oh, that's baitin' the Moose, and Moose is already annoyed at my comment elsewhere about haggis. I don't know if Moose likes haggis, but Moose does like the Big Boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    that white steam were in the background. Well, just maybe you should reshoot that. ...
    Blasphemy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    And that sign! Wow! Too bad those inconsiderate people and that white steam were in the background. Well, just maybe you should reshoot that. ...
    You could just Photoshop the foamer out..and pretend it didn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Heh, thanks. I guess I'll just have to live with all the background distractions in that photo. But you have to admit, the sign looks awesome!

    I talked to one local lady while we were all standing around waiting for 4014 to show up (it was over an hour late) and looking at the assembled crowd she was lamenting the fact that she hadn't had the foresight to stage a garage sale

    -Mark
    Wife, grand daughter and I were at Bruno today to see it. Just a couple of minutes late there.

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    Oh hush now.....before we stage an early moose season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    This week has mainly been about gluing together lots and lots of little pieces of styrene, whee!

    First off, I kludged up a lateral motion irrigation system for my soybeans (which I'm hoping will motivate me to actually finish planting the danged field).

    -Mark
    I'd say you did a little more than kludged up that irrigation unit Mark, it looks like it's made from a nice kit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    I'd say you did a little more than kludged up that irrigation unit Mark, it looks like it's made from a nice kit!
    Thanks, Allen. It actually is a kit (sort of) - the gantries are from Shapeways (Baldylox). However, he can't get the spans to print properly, so that's the part I had to invent myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    This week has mainly been about gluing together lots and lots of little pieces of styrene, whee!

    First off, I kludged up a lateral motion irrigation system for my soybeans (which I'm hoping will motivate me to actually finish planting the danged field).

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1219.jpg

    I also made some progress on this Cargill roof stuff. Still a long way to go there.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1218.jpg https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1225.jpg

    Oh yeah, and I also drove down to Hope to take a picture of this really cool sign

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1223.jpg

    -Mark
    The irrigation system looks really good. My question is era VS type? I have no idea of the era but I can't ever remember seeing that type of system. From OK through KS, NS, SD, ND and into MN in 1973 I worked the custom harvest. Everything from then to now I've seen was center pivot. Unless that was a system just used by the cities?

    Nice looking bean crop though......where is someone spraying for aphids?

    Rick

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    I don't recall ever seeing much in the way of irrigation around Hope (be it lateral or center pivot). The main reason for adding it to my layout was to liven up what would otherwise be a pretty boring "sea of green". The size/shape of the field didn't really work for center pivot, so I went with lateral (although the kit can build either).

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    I worked at an industrial waste water treatment facility in Eastern Washington in 2005 and we used a lateral system on the alfalfa fields. Incidentally, treated waste water is still super high in nitrogen which alfalfa is good at taking up.

    Looks good Mark, the scene is really coming along and the irrigation really does add visual interest.

    Now you just gotta cut ruts across them rows of beans from the sprinklers tracking back and forth through the field. Definitely looks better than just plain ol' rows of beans.
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    I've seen plenty of lateral systems on row crops, like soybeans. More often on small fields, such as 15 to 40 acres. The downside is that the irrigation wheels parallel the crop rows, not cut across them. Of course the farmers take into account the paths of the wheels when planting the rows.

    I think you are doing a fantastic job. The soybeans are just the right shade of green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Now you just gotta cut ruts across them rows of beans from the sprinklers tracking back and forth through the field. Definitely looks better than just plain ol' rows of beans.
    The plan is to eventually orient the gantries such that the wheels run parallel with the rows, but that won't happen until I've finished planting the yarn (er, beans). The way it's sitting in the photo was just an expedient way to get a decent picture without actually gluing down the wheels.

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    Makes sense.

    Let us know when the yarn is ripe for pickin'. I'll take a bushel off your hands, haha!
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