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    Post Weekend Update (16th Aug 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 16th 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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    How about a topic on all the stuff we hoped to get done on our layouts during the week, but we never got around to doing?

    Best-sounding excuse, er, reason gets a prize. For example:

    "My dog ate all of my ground foam."

    "I told my wife I wanted a less-structured life. She threw out all my kits."

    "I glued my hands together with CA. Took my doctor four days to free them."

    You get the idea. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    How about a topic on all the stuff we hoped to get done on our layouts during the week, but we never got around to doing?
    I don't think there'd be enough bandwidth and NSN would probably crash causing Bryan to be carted off to the rubber room by two men in white jackets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    How about a topic on all the stuff we hoped to get done on our layouts during the week, but we never got around to doing?
    If I don't get anything done it's because it's TODAY. When it's SOMEDAY, that's when I'll get everything done.
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    I've been plodding along building the middle (11" x 6") section of my Cargill warehouse / loading dock. Still a long way to go there -





    In other news, my buddy Peteski volunteered to construct a lit parking lot sign for my model of Finch's Pub a while ago and it looks like he's just about done -



    I can't wait to get it installed and wired up. Should look great!



    -Mark


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    I finished the PCC, caternary sparking module and bridge rectifier installed.
    Tiny little buggers, the bridge rectifier board is so small it fits between the rear power pickups.


    I bought a Shinkansen. just because I liked it.
    Tomix 500 type EVA.
    Hear they are a real birch to DCC and light.
    Which usually means they’re damn easy.
    Especially if you squint real good and stick your tongue out jeeeeeeessst right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    How about a topic on all the stuff we hoped to get done on our layouts during the week, but we never got around to doing?
    I couldn't get anything done because I'm always on nScale.net!

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    Default Sierra Snow Shed

    I have dreamed of scratchbuilding a snowshed for the Sierra mountains section of my layout; even more so after seeing the wonderful model of a Great Northern prototype by Danish modeler Peter Hersted Davidsen in the February 2013 Model Railroader. His model was HO scale and built from individual wood pieces, just as the prototype would have been constructed. I adapted the plans for N scale, realizing that I would have to make a few adjustments to fit my space, and also to make the build realistic for 1:160. All constructed from N scale 12x12s, 8x12s, 4x12s, etc. Rather than using scribed wood, I decided to make the roof from hand-laid individual 4x12s. This weekend I am nearly finished: just putting some finishing touches on the snow-covered track, and also need to downsize those slightly over-sized icicles. Running the first trains through the scenicked shed was a real treat. (Anti-stampede photos attached).
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    Looks great Dan!
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    FANTASTIC!!!! How did you do the icicles?

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    The icicles are made with Woodland Scenics water effects. You squeeze a small amount onto a piece of wax paper and drag it downwards while thinning it out (like a tail). These dry in about 24 hours and then you can glue them onto the structure using a small amount of the water effects. There is a video on the WS website that shows a bunch of techniques for snow-covered scenery.

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    Looks great, that’s a lot of progress!

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    I actually finished this last week, but didn't get around to taking a picture until a couple of days ago:

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    And this is what I've done this week:

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    I thought I'd get the group with the 3-way out of the way first, it's gone better than i expected.

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    Nothing as pretty as @Frank17913 is showing off, but spent some time this week working on a loading ramp, based on an SP&S prototype, for a local layout. Dropped it into place this afternoon, where the layout owner can weather it to his desire:

    4.jpg5.jpg

    On the home front, have spent a lot of time over the last week working on various things in JMRI, both in Operations and on other fronts. Here's a pair of trains ready to head into staging... to come out of staging. Seems a bit circular.

    6.jpg

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    Nice curved loading ramp Sam!
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    Thanks. Was most surprised to find a curved ramp amongst all the drawings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samusi01 View Post
    based on an SP&S prototype,
    Did that happen to be a loading ramp at SDS Plywood in Bingen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danb View Post
    This weekend I am nearly finished: just putting some finishing touches on the snow-covered track
    Oooo, there's nothing like seeing snow in the middle of a blistering summer. Thank you for making my day That's some damn nice modling to
    Thanks, Tom

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    I actually made some progress on my Flanger, got some of the parts/assemblies made including the blade made from a plastic drinking straw....



    Still have some things to add, and paint parts.
    The car started out as a Bachmann 'Old Time' gon. Not happy with how high these cars sit but this was an ideal use for it.
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