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    Post Weekend Update (29th Nov 2019)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 29th 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 finished up another exciting round of house detailing this week -













    And as if all that wasn't excitement enough, I also built a couple of sheds -



    My gosh, model railroading is exciting!

    -Mark


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    You modeled "Hang Time".

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    @Spookshow

    Great stuff as always mate!
    Cheers Tony

    "Knowing what to do is one thing ... being able to do it is another"
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    Still working on my Bents and hope to complete them this evening and start connecting them to one another:

    Cheers Tony

    "Knowing what to do is one thing ... being able to do it is another"
    "It is easy to criticize ... a lot harder when you have to justify it"

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    All Bents are now completed:



    Now to connect them
    Cheers Tony

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    looks great, Tony

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    Thank you ... so far so good
    Cheers Tony

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    Sure does look great. Can’t wait to see more progress.

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    It's getting there:



    Main lower lateral bracing in with the Secondary lateral bracing to go.
    Cheers Tony

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    Well I ran out of the color of choice for the tree leaf material that I was never sure I liked. I ordered some Superleaf material and look forward to knocking some of the old product off to replace with something better. At least I hope its better. I would post a photo but everything fails all of a sudden.
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    Just completed the lateral secondary bracing:



    Just needs a coat of "Grey Stain" to fully finish it. In the meantime, the 1/16 X 1/32 wood wont be here till Tuesday so that is when it will be completed I think.
    Cheers Tony

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    Looking good, Tony!

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    Got started on rehabbing another section of the Slate Fork's scenery, and then I dug out the ol' Canon Rebel XT DSLR. The Google phone's depth of field sucks sour limes, so despite its ease of use, I think I'll be going back to the DSLR from now on. Here's a shot:

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    The signal is a fixed aspect (yellow) distant signal in approach to the swing gate where the Southern (formerly the Slate Fork Railway shortline prior to the 1960s) crosses the Norfolk & Western mainline.

    It's long past time to get that SD-9 detailed and weathered. Anyone have a spare BLMA EMD pilot retrofit kit? Will they work for Atlas EMD SD-9s? I cannot find any available online, but I'd like to hide that MT coupler insert.
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    Renumbering a pair of German class 151 electrics.

    Old road numbers on the fronts and sides have been removed with very fine sanding paper (silicon carbide), but the black needs patching here and there as the green shows.
    So, I'm masking and painting before applying the new decals.

    License plates removed ...


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    Only thing I accomplished this weekend was learning a lesson...LOL Had a couple switches acting up and when troubleshooting I held power on too long and smoked them both. Bad switches torn out and replacements ordered. Oh well
    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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    That hurts but as they say ... "experience is the best teacher ..."
    Cheers Tony

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    Default Concrete coloring fun

    After numerous attempts at coloring, recoloring, rerecoloring and rererecoloring I finally ended up with a foundation for my yard office building :


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    @orvio That looks great!
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    Looks great! And the secret sauce is....?

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