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    Post Weekend Update (6th Sep 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 6th Sep 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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    Let's see, N Scale catenary and a T.A.R.D.I.S....
    Modeling the Pacific Electric Playa Desnuda Branch in N Scale

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    @Bremner,

    Not sure what a tardis is, but the shot of the catenary is off centered and there is a phone booth next to the tracks.

    What I can see, the catenary looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrasburgNut View Post
    @Bremner,

    Not sure what a tardis is, but the shot of the catenary is off centered and there is a phone booth next to the tracks.

    What I can see, the catenary looks good.
    http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/tardis/
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    This week I finished up Cargill's warehouse and made a parking lot. And since planning is for sissies, I still have no idea what I'm going to do about a road (vis'a'vis where it's going to come from or where it's going to go)





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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    This week I finished up Cargill's warehouse and made a parking lot. And since planning is for sissies, I still have no idea what I'm going to do about a road (vis'a'vis where it's going to come from or where it's going to go)

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1283.jpg

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1284.jpg

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    how about parallel to the edge for a few feet and curve off?

    My road is on the edge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    And since planning is for sissies,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    And since planning is for sissies, I still have no idea what I'm going to do about a road (vis'a'vis where it's going to come from or where it's going to go)
    Are you asking for directions??? You'd have been less of a sissy planning for the road than asking directions to find it.

    But, dumb joke aside, that complex is freaking cool!! Oh, and seriously, why can't the road be in the aisle?
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    Almost forgot, I also installed this nice little parking lot sign that my buddy Peteski whipped up for Finch's Pub -



    It looks a lot nicer than the one I made -



    Better still, it actually lights up!



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    Mark , Cargill's is just outrageous , scratchbuilding of the highest quality.
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    Outstanding Mark!
    Both Cargill and the sign.

    Had to look twice at the night shot, at first I thought you were comparing it with a shot of the actual location as you've done before.
    The dim tail lights threw me!
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    Moose TRIED to make and apply custom decals, buuut, the first decal disintegrated before Moose eyes...

    Went off to spray more clear coat on decals. Will try again hopefully tomorrow... Hooves crossed that the extra ~ 4 coats holds everything together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose TRIED to make and apply custom decals, buuut, the first decal disintegrated before Moose eyes...

    Went off to spray more clear coat on decals. Will try again hopefully tomorrow... Hooves crossed that the extra ~ 4 coats holds everything together!
    What decal paper were you using and did you use Microscale decal film?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile One View Post
    What decal paper were you using and did you use Microscale decal film?
    Used Micro-Mark white decal paper for ink jet printers, and ummm, an ink jet printer. Applied Krylon crystal clear paint, 3-4 light coats (presumably not enough) ... Applied Microscale MI-1 Micro Set to model surface, soaked decal for less than a minute - just until decal was able to be slid off the backing paper ... Then slid onto model surface ... Was not pretty!
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    Sounds like you did everything correctly to me. The only difference as far as what I do is that I don't bother with multiple coats of Krylon. One fairly robust coating gets it done for me. That, and I use a laser printer instead of an inkjet.

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    Corrected my Kato F3's -- Corrected the factory road number and added few details
    (These are from the late '80's)






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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Sounds like you did everything correctly to me. The only difference as far as what I do is that I don't bother with multiple coats of Krylon. One fairly robust coating gets it done for me. That, and I use a laser printer instead of an inkjet.

    -Mark
    Hmmm, Moose wonder if the laser printer would have much difference...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Hmmm, Moose wonder if the laser printer would have much difference...
    FWIW, I've had good success with Microscale clear decal paper and laser printers. I was just printing black though, making decals for my defunct HO Olympic Railway almost 15 years ago.

    Perhaps it was the font, perhaps it was the printer, but the end result didn't quite seem to "pop," but it still had decent opacity and good clarity. The decal was going over yellow paint, so there no contrast issues.

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    Well, I was hoping to add some JTT dead vines to the Slate Fork this weekend. The package from MRC, which either owns or is the key distributor here for JTT, arrived yesterday.

    "Cool!" thinks me. "Idiots!" says me a moment later when I see that MRC sent me two pairs of sycamore trees in autumn foliage.

    Sigh . . .

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    Got started on making puff ball trees. I'd say it took about 15 minutes to make and then "plant" this cluster. Still a lot more to go.....

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    Can't wait to get this area tree covered!
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