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    Post Weekend Update (18th Oct 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 18th Oct 2019).

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

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    This is for @epumph and @Ntrainz1 who I ran into the ground at the last operating session. We were 2 operators short and we still ran a full 1954 PRSL freight session which left no time to enjoy the trains. Sorry guys.

    So, I recreated a few of the scenes for you that we didn’t get time to enjoy. Next time we are short, we will just run trains.

    In the yard, getting ready:

    Philadelphia freight transfer behind a Pennsy RT624 with a pair of BS12s coming to greet it:

    The Deepwater coal drag (WY840) returning with empties through Woodbury:


    ...and North Woodbury:


    WY79, the "tank sweeper", through Westville:


    Servicing the Texaco refinery in Westville:


    WY34, the "sand hog", returning northbound with loads:


    WY843, the Deepwater local, has dropped off a pair of Pennsy H30s at Buzby Bros. Cement Co.:


    WY28, the Millville local, dropping a coal load at Barry Bros. using some boxcars as spacers to keep the engine's weight off the timber trestle:


    Again, sorry I worked you guys so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick773 View Post
    Again, sorry I worked you guys so hard.
    Poor things must have suffered so much running trains on such a nice looking layout. Bet it was HORRIBLE
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    @rick773
    No matter, I still love any op session or just running trains. Great layout...
    Yours,

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    Link to my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/epumph/

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    Wow!! Great photos on a great layout!! Love that Baldwin transfer unit, also actually using spacer cars on the coal trestle, well done

    I just started drawing up a plan to scratchbuild a roundhouse. Most of what's commercially available are either too short (like the Conway, Mullins Pass or Bartlett roundhouses) or too darn big, like the Atlas thing.

    What I've been drawing
    Boxcab is a work in progress that's almost done except for the decoder. With a 40' boxcar, the stall length is 80' with a total distance from front (at the right end of the boxcab) to rear wall of 90'. Drawn to be 'modular', all walls and floor segments are the same for all 6 planned stalls. Photo is the C&S Como roundhouse, the stone gave me the idea to use the sheeting but the design is actually from the HAER East Broad Top roundhouse plan....
    All planned to use the Peco turntable.

    Last edited by mosslake; 20th Oct 2019 at 04:00 AM. Reason: Photos for Mr. Moose
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    This weekend my club set up the club and member modules in the gym of the old schoolhouse, the basement of which is the club residence.
    MR is mostly giving way to other priorities in my life, but Saturday I went for some fun, banter and giving our trains a spin.

    Here's my 1962 Rheingold on the way.
    Minitrix coaches and Hobbytrain E10 electric.




    Rheingold '62 in the trench of Steen's gorgeous new 90 degree curve modules.
    Yes, the tracks are superelevated.




    Fast forward 21 years and Rheingold 1983.
    Coaches by Arnold and BR112 electric by Hobbytrain.




    Again the 90 degree curve modules.
    Note that the trench - while being at the front of the modules - is below the backyards of the row of houses.
    Knowing how this particular gentleman is making details, I can't wait to see how these modules are evolving.




    Time for a long UP freight. 53 cars behind the E9s.
    Exiting from the fiddle yard, the freight is delayed due to the Orient Express having all kinds of trouble in the helix.




    Having been sorted out, the Orient Express is on the way ...




    ... and the freight can start the climb.




    Sweet afternoon sunlight.






    Returning through the soft curve, someone messed up a photo op.
    Could I back up for one more runby? Why, sure!
    I should have known better. At least the wreckage looked prototypical.




    To be continued ...
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    ... continued (due to image limitation)


    El Capitan approaching the helix summit.




    Again - there's no light as daylight.




    El Capitan in the trench




    And on the flyover towards the fiddle yard.




    Classic German passenger train in the trench.

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    @SteamPower4ever

    Awesome modules and fantastic photos! Two hooves up!

    But really, you should have known that backing up using a disease'el would quite literally wreck havoc!
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    @SteamPower4ever
    That's some great shots of German and US trains!!
    The real railroads have rules about empty cars at the front of a train and how they're marshalled, guess you found out why...
    Thanks for posting the pics
    Cheers,

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    Managed to get ahold of all the track I need for my layout before they sold out, now just need to rehab the building its going in so I can start building it.

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    @Moose2013 and @mosslake

    I know - I did bring a Challenger, but didn't run it, so that'll teach me. I now have a few rules myself

    PS: I know I wrote that MR is giving way to other priorities in life, but don't worry - it's just a temporary thing.
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    @SteamPower4ever, I have the same two Rheingold trains as in your first couple of photos. The '62 version is pulled by a Minitrix E10, and the '83 has a BR 103.1,also by Minitrix. Tell us about the 3rd Rheingold with the Dampflok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Photo is the C&S Como roundhouse, the stone gave me the idea to use the sheeting but the design is actually from the HAER East Broad Top roundhouse plan....
    All planned to use the Peco turntable.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...6&d=1571557486
    Who makes that stone sheet? I need some. Is it textured or printed?
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    Started on my next project.

    SP DF-1 F3's (Road numbers: 6138,8038,8039,6139)

    Started with Kato F3's:


    Paint has been stripped:


    Detailing has begun.
    High fans have been removed. Low fans, diaphragm bases and lower headlight have been added.


    A bit more detailing to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I have the same two Rheingold trains as in your first couple of photos. The '62 version is pulled by a Minitrix E10, and the '83 has a BR 103.1,also by Minitrix. Tell us about the 3rd Rheingold with the Dampflok.
    I do in fact also have a 103.1, but it's an old Minitrix model, which - although nice on the outside - is not running too well due to the old 3-pole motor. I'm planning to repower it with a new drive from SB Modellbau along with a few other engines.

    The third Rheingold on the pictures is actually the Orient Express. Not my train, so I can't tell you much about it, but I think it may be the two Kato sets 10-1230 and 1231. Also not sure about the engine. I didn't actually check, but I seem to recall it was a BR41 ... which of course is not correct for the train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Who makes that stone sheet? I need some. Is it textured or printed?
    @ ranulf, It's a local product, printed on a heavy paper.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/N-Scale-...72.m2749.l2649
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    Hey guys, still alive!!

    Have been focused on business, home remodeling and getting moved. STRESS!!

    So, spent yesterday at the Spud Valley Model RR Club show in Fargo, ND. It was well attended by vendors and visitors. I cleaned out a lot of stuff and managed to walk away without burning any holes in me pockets! A GN Empire Builder set by Kato did manage to find it's way into my boxes . . . . The price was just way too low! I even walked away from it for a couple of hours!

    All in all, a relaxing weekend! Hopefully there will be modeling in my future sooner than later!
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    I had to do a double-take on this picture. I thought somebody had sliced-and-diced a passenger train into low-profile "backboard" scenery, but then I realized it was just a reflection



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    I had to do a double-take on this picture. I thought somebody had sliced-and-diced a passenger train into low-profile "backboard" scenery, but then I realized it was just a reflection
    I hadn't even noticed the reflection until after I posted the picture.
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    Spent almost all of my railroad time last week on removing a trio of sections and replacing them with new sections in an effort to improve staging.

    Old staging ladder, after removal:
    OldLadder.jpg

    New throat:
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