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    Post Weekend Update (8th Nov 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 8th Nov 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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    I've been working on a project somewhere in this photo, but since it's not done yet I'm not going to say where or what. About all I can tell you is that it involves a dolphin



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    Mark, seriously...... that just looks fantastic!
    At first glance I thought it was ariel photo again.



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    Well, I did have to stand on a chair, so I guess that's kinda sorta aerial photography?

    -Mark

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    I'd call that "chairial photography"

    Seriously, great work, Mark. When are you going to remove the "Mediocre" from your website? 2015 seems like just about the right time

    I have something to show not from this week, but from two weeks ago, our modular meeting. One of the guys made a video and uploaded it today: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=akqk1J...ature=youtu.be (and also a few of my weathered cars roll by...)

    Enjoy!

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    I enjoyed the video! Thanks, @Heiko!
    Cheers!
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    On the road so doing electronic work: JMRI Operations to prep for next year's Layout Design and Ops weekend in Tulsa, and rummaging through a 1970 ORER to help clarify the N.P. traffic information I have.

    On the latter subject, over the last couple of days I've mostly worked on CBQ, SP, and Trailer Train entries. Logical, straightforward, each car type is assigned a numerical block, life is easy. Then I blunder into the CNW entries... whoever came up with their car numbering system had only a tenous grip on reality. They appear to have repeatedly assigned odd numbers in certain blocks to one set of cars and even numbers in the same to another set of cars. Example, the block 39100 - 39498 even numbers are used on 40' boxcars and the odd numbers are assigned to 60' flatcars. I'm sure if you work at it every day, it'd make sense, but I've no idea why they'd want to do their numbering system this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Seriously, great work, Mark. When are you going to remove the "Mediocre" from your website? 2015 seems like just about the right time
    Thanks, Heiko. It's been there for 20 years so it's kind of a tradition at this point, and I don't even know what I'd change it to. Anyway, a little humility never hurt anybody

    -Mark

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    More engine work, specifically No.1. All 4 engine cabs got another .040 thou strip of styrene lift making the cab roofline level with the steam dome. I also tried doing the smokebox front like a D&RGW K-28, with 2 single stage compressors and access hatch. I dummied up the sand domes (lower than the stock dome) and tapered stack. One of the road engines is also shown with it's raised cab. Also started some work on the tender shell, the coal space will be narrower due to it's switcher status....







    The adventure continues....
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    Hey Moss,
    What am I seeing around the bases of the domes and the stack? Some kind of putty or adhesive?
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    Finished laying out the rest of the track for the layout, and started laying roadbed. Updates in my layout thread
    Link to my layout thread: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...ut-in-Nebraska

    I wish this work thing didn't get in the way of playing with my trains

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    After building enough N-Trak modules to have a loop at home I realized I had an operational issue. None of my modules had any sort of crossovers on it! I then got back an old module of mine which was in extremely poor shape. So I stripped it back to bare wood and built it back to this! A full set of Atlas #6 switches forming a full interlocking. There will also be a mountain line.

    Switches will be controlled with wire in brass tubing activated by slide switches. A tried and true method in our club. There will also be a pond and stream, my first time attempting "water".

    Today I finished laying the track. It's all glued down and soldered. I then ran the feeder wires, but got tired before soldering those to the track. It will take another session or two to finish off the track and electrical so I can run some test trains. The scenery may wait a while at the point, once it's operational I have more urgent projects. But it sure will be nice to move a train to a different track!

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    I finally got around to finishing a scratch build of this little caboose. It had been knocking about half finished since I went CP crazy. I finished painting and lettering it just now and have sat back rather smug watching it go round and round my layout
    IMG_0859 (2).jpg IMG_0861 (2).jpg

    Info about the restoration of the prototype can be found here https://blog24.jimdo.com/weltweit/el...stern-railway/
    Thanks, Tom

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    I made some progress on my DF-1 class F3's

    Saturday:


    Today: -- Decaling has begun -- much more to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Hey Moss,
    What am I seeing around the bases of the domes and the stack? Some kind of putty or adhesive?
    It's just a putty like thing called Blu-tack. Used to hold posters on walls without marking the wall and all sorts of holding jobs. I use it to hold parts when spray painting and in this case, holding parts to see if I like the arrangement before permanantly attaching the part.
    Cheers,

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