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    Post Weekend Update (9th Aug 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 9th Aug 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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    3d printing my first custom rolling stock.
    AB410-PHOTO.jpg P1010703.jpg
    Not quite prototype yet, just a test model though it will get there. New to resin printing so learning the machines capabilities as well.

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    I finished up another piece of the Cargill puzzle this week -













    Next up, the mother of all sheds!



    With any luck at all I won't make the walls too tall

    -Mark


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    Excellent work Mark!
    The Little Rock Line blog


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin

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    Great job!! Turning one of those photos into a plan must be a major project in itself!

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    I did get back to modeling today... we'll see if that was a good idea for my cold and my swollen ear...

    Those modules I was re-laying the track on got some paint on the track (and only on the track):


    The next industry - a PET bottle / canister manufacturer - will get this nice piece of Atlas Code 55 trackwork with #5 switches:

    (still need to solder feeders to it)

    Total length is 362mm (without shortening the #5 turnouts), the straight insert is 80mm. I think I asked somewhere here how short this thing could be made, now I have the answer (it could be made even shorter, but this was pretty easy, cutting and filing only the two lower crossing rails)

    Also finished the first module frame for my large ethanol plant:


    And (no pictures) replaced some cracked 3D-printed module leg holders with a new generation. Hope they work, because I need quite a few more

    Heiko

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    @Heiko

    Phew! For a moment there, Moose thought that your modeling involved women's bathing suits!
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    The prototype for this warehouse appears to have been built in three distinct sections, so that's how I'm building my model. First section was easy - one window and only a couple of details









    The next section is not going to be nearly as easy



    -Mark

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    The Slate Fork enjoyed a visit from The Mooses yesterday, highlighted by the new BLI Heavy Mikado, which sounded wonderful and ran pretty well once it got broke in a bit. Also showing up on the Slate Fork was a former LMS Black 5, but I was too enthralled to remember to take photos!

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    You can see more there: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...283#post565283

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @Heiko

    Phew! For a moment there, Moose thought that your modeling involved women's bathing suits!
    Yeah, me too, but I wasn't going to say anything to @Heiko, because a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do in his own train room.

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    I was going to ask what gauge were those models!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Yeah, me too, but I wasn't going to say anything to @Heiko, because a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do in his own train room.
    TMI! TMI!

    Well, that does explain why he closes the door to his train room when he's "modeling..."
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    Mark, that part won’t be as easy, but the sense of accomplishment when it’s done will be well worth it! Always turns out like that for me.

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    more or them swim girls would be nice hahahahahahahaha

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    This probably still belongs into this update thread: I took car card photos of my passenger and passenger related equipment - my modular club is now expanding operations from freight to passenger, with through coaches and head-end equipment. I have very little to contribute, but what I have, I gladly took pictures of:











    Also did a little bit of ballasting, which is drying right now, so no pics yet

    Heiko

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Also did a little bit of ballasting, which is drying right now, so no pics yet
    Yep, nothing says, "Let the good times roll" like watching ballast dry. It's not for the faint of heart, that's for certain.

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