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    Post Weekend Update (3rd Jan 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 3rd Jan 2020).

    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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    The MT&P RR is very proud to announce that it has been granted a certificate of approval from the LFCCA.

    See link here.
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Howdy all,

    I decided to build some the remaining sections on my FreemoN SOO/MILWAUKEE ROAD.

    These are for the Hiawatha Ave part of the layout. I have one more section to build, then all the benchwork will be complete.

    In the picture there are:
    2 sections at 6’9”x 1’6”
    1 section at 4’5”x 1’6”
    1 section at 2’0”x1’6” for the International Paper industry on the SOO side of the layout.



    I still need to rout the foam flush and attach the 3/4” Birch end plates, that’s easy peasy!

    There is more info on my thread here:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...098#post576098

    That is all,
    laters, Wyt

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    More planting this week. And yes, I've about had it up to ear with all this corn!



    When I'm not planting corn, I'm putting shoulder stripe decals on this nigh endless road -



    And when I'm not doing either of those things, I'm cornerpunching windows for this window-riffic elevator scale/admin building -





    Now I just need to actually finish something, lol.

    -Mark


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    cornerpunching windows
    Mark,

    What do you use to corner punch the window openings and will it work on bass wood do you think?
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    What do you use to corner punch the window openings?
    I use Micro-Mark corner punches (available in a couple of different sizes - 3/16" and 5/16").

    https://www.micromark.com/mini-hand-tools/punches

    -Mark

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    I spent part of the week emptying a room in my basement and painting it. I'm including a picture of what I think will soon become the most useful and important upgrade to my model trains in at least the last 10 years. Yes, this is a big tease. No, it is not additional layout space. What could I be planning for this blank space of wall? How could it be so important of an upgrade to my modeling? Who shot JR?

    Well, the magic is being delivered (supposedly) on the 16th. So you'll have to wait two weeks to find out.

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    Looks like a great spot for a desk and 3D printer Leo @bicknell

    Steve

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    So far this weekend I have continued on the "Small House" build and have been "splitting" 1/16" strip into 1/32" (there abouts) for rafters for the verandah.



    Last edited by wombat457; 4th Jan 2020 at 12:57 PM.
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    3D printer
    I'll go along with Steve and say a "3D printer".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    I've about had it up to ear with all this corn!
    Don't you think that's a bit corny
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    @bicknell

    I have had an epiphany thingy - I see a corner bar for when the frustration becomes too much to bear
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    More planting this week. And yes, I've about had it up to ear with all this corn!

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1394.jpg

    When I'm not planting corn, I'm putting shoulder stripe decals on this nigh endless road -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1397.jpg

    And when I'm not doing either of those things, I'm cornerpunching windows for this window-riffic elevator scale/admin building -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1395.jpg

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....building46.jpg

    Now I just need to actually finish something, lol.

    -Mark
    Mark you must be a band member as your feeling a little Roady lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    I have had an epiphany thingy - I see a corner bar for when the frustration becomes too much to bear
    Good guess, but the bar already exists and is right on the other side of the wall.
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    Finished my interior wall out in the garage. It is a 14ft long by 67" wide extension for the NYC Kankakee division. I figured a 15" wide shelf around the wall layout. No doors to worry about either. And my S-10 pickup still fits in the garage.Garage1.jpggarage2.jpggarage3.jpg

    Now I need to sit down & figure me out a track plan.


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    @NYC54

    Now the FUN begins
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Now I just need to actually finish something, lol.
    You've been working hard. Take a break, have a corn dog.

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    I have a large lake coming up on my to-do list, so I thought I'd try experimenting around with a little slough first -



    The rushes didn't turn out so great, but the Woodland Scenics "deep pour" water worked out very well.

    -Mark

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    I finally started ballasting my yard:



    Unfortunately, ran out of Yard Mix halfway through...


    So while I wait for more ballast, decided to start a little scratch-build cabin:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    I have a large lake coming up on my to-do list, so I thought I'd try experimenting around with a little slough first -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache....ayoutf1398.jpg

    The rushes didn't turn out so great, but the Woodland Scenics "deep pour" water worked out very well.

    -Mark

    P.S. The cattails are made from actual cat (cat whiskers, actually)

    I'd try making those rushes with 6 or 8 mm static grass.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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