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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Well, that's a bummer. Mosslake and I have been discussing trying this method in the chatbox recently. I wondered if the light film of paint on glass may have been the trick to clear stamping. Sorry to hear it didn't work out.
    Moose will try again some day. Just need to have some successes under moose belt, which just wasn't happening after quite a lot of experiments. With the custom decals, Moose can finally get these locomotives & freight cars converted to the MT&PRR which has been bothering Moose for far too long...
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    Finally finished the last of the house detailing (thank god) -





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    Finally started on the sheet rock for the new train room! And yes!, it happened:

    Cheers!
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    The F3s are ready for decals.




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    Lots of module work. The module I stripped down to bare plywood and have been building back up is almost ready for trains. I finished the ballast last week and over the weekend did some painting and electrical. I hope to be able to run trains on it in another week, a bit sans scenery. Need to shake out the track gremlins first.

    I also built a rather unique functional module...but I'm going to save the details until I can post in the club newsletter.

    I also set up a new complete N-Trak loop in my basement. I haven't had a place to run trains at home for almost the entire year. Getting the module I was talking about above inserted means I'll be able to run trains round and round while doing scenery work on a module not in the loop. That should let me get back to some rolling stock and locomotive maintenance as well.
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    @bicknell


    Yeaaa, no ya didn't ... You know how Moose knows? No photos!
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    Im busily working on trying to update, repair and fix the Op-Sig shipper and receiver database -- its really a mess right now and needs some serious TLC -- by the time you get it all unfolded etc its about 70000 entries and its gonna be a big project

    Enjoying it and learning a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Finally started on the sheet rock for the new train room!
    Hats off if you have mastered drywall as well as you mastered model railroading. I can make anything out of wood but I cannot make a simple flat taped seam out of drywall compound, no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    but I cannot make a simple flat taped seam out of drywall compound, no matter what.
    Moving coal the new way.
    Neither can I.
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    I reflocked a couple trees. Not sure I am completely happy but its better. Maybe A bit lighter on the leaf material next time. These are my homemade wire armatures covered with Mod Podge and sifted saw dust. I am pleased with the ability to bend them without any tears or rips in the trunks and branches.
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    Have been working on sheetrock, too. But since I am horrible at it, I hire out someone else to do it nicely. Been working on the new house, mostly, but I do check on the layout a couple of times a week. Here's the update from my layout thread, and it has pics, to avoid a moose-reindeer-dalmation . . . . . or whatever stampede!

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...388#post573388
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Yeaaa, no ya didn't ... You know how Moose knows? No photos!
    Not sure why I am letting a @Moose2013 badger me into photos, but they are large imposing creatures....

    The loop I was talking about. A "2x0" in the parlance. The one module gap on the right is for the one I'm working on right now in the second picture. It's all mountain. And yet, the astute observer will say "no it's not", "look at that junction", "look at that bridge", for which my response is more to come later.



    The module I'm working on for that slot in the loop. I've posted about it before. I did a full tear down the plywood, replaced the legs with fold ups, and built a new module with a complete set of crossovers on it. I had to do a touch up on the white paint on the bottom, and I did prep work for the electrical making the bus wires and gathering supplies. In fact this morning I've already done some of the bus wiring.



    Once the wiring is done I'll be able to fold the legs and finish painting the very top ends. Note that I left the original build date (2004), I'll write a note next to it that it was completely rebuilt in 2019 to keep some of the history.
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    All right I will bite into this thread as well. Over the course of the summer I purchased a set of GN Kato F7 A/B units. The plan was to paint over these with the cigar band NYC stripe. Well once I got them and installed the digatrax decoder I realized just how cool the GN paint job was & how sweet the units ran so I decided to buy 2 more sets. I was thinking an A-B-B-A set in GN and an A-B set in NYC. Well my layout is not that big and while the A-B-B-A lashup looked impressive I don't really have room for that big of a lashup. So I ended up purchasing a spare F3 shell from Kato and all the parts needed to convert one of the B units over to an A unit. So I now have an A-B-A set in both GN & NYC paint.Katof7aba.jpgRepaint1.jpgNYC1889.jpgNYV1889sideview.jpgNYC3435.jpgNYC1734.jpgNYC1734sideview.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    badger me into photos, but they are large imposing creatures....
    They aren't that big, just nasty dispositions... wait were you talking about Moose?
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    Boy band New Kidz on the Block lol

    Fleet begins to grow IMG_20191209_195313.jpgIMG_20191209_195318.jpg

    Just need to locate a new walkway for the GP30 as one railings broke then details and paint.

    Paint scheme is designed just need to get my decals done by PDC.

    Will be using a mixture of BN/UP for the roster which will include 2 bicentennial and one centennial unit.

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    Because @Moose2013 doesn't believe anything without a photo....

    Some extra time in the morning before work and the electrical is magically complete. I did a little touch up paint as well (but didn't take a photo of that). Since next weekend is a train show, that's probably all that gets done here until after Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    Because @Moose2013 doesn't believe anything without a photo....
    And Moose appreciates it...

    Very nice wiring by the way, very neat and orderly, just the way a moose would do it... ... if a moose had fingers and had the patience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    I did a little touch up paint as well (but didn't take a photo of that).
    NEVER...EVER...say that in front of a Moose! Not even a whisper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    I did a little touch up paint as well (but didn't take a photo of that).
    Dag'gum'it! How did Moose miss that?!


    Okay mister plays it loose and wild, just as soon as Moose gets done with @tomcook , Moose will be heading yer way for to dispense a can-o-arse-whooping...

    You've been warned!



    Now, where is Moose's connecting fly to Switzerland... Moose can take a train from there?

    These darn airports in Guam are really hard to navigate...
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    Maybe it's just me, but these never ending Moose jokes....



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