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    Post Weekend Update (10th Jan 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 10th 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.

    You can link from your layout build thread to your posts in this thread as a part of a more extensive post there, or visa-versa (post to your build thread and link to that post when contributing to this thread.

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

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    Cargill finally got some trucking activity thanks to Trainworx









    -Mark


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    No fair using prototype photos!

    Edit: I can't tell them apart from the modeling, @Spookshow!)
    Last edited by Paul Schmidt; 11th Jan 2020 at 11:34 AM.

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    Looks great..I think you might need one of these..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdjr View Post
    Looks great..I think you might need one of these..LOL
    I love the look of Cargill units. Make it happen!
    Karl

    CEO of the Skally Line, an Eastern MN Shortline

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    @Spookshow I think you need some exhaust soot on those trailers. They are all way too clean! That scene looks so amazing Mark, nice work!

    One item of note, the trailers parked at your prototype are all dry goods trailers (no reefers), those are just aerodynamic nose cones on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    One item of note, the trailers parked at your prototype are all dry goods trailers (no reefers), those are just aerodynamic nose cones on them.
    Aha, thanks - I did not know that. Unfortunately, I was only able to snag the one dry van.

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdjr View Post
    Looks great..I think you might need one of these..LOL
    Hey, cool. What is it? A GP9?

    Thanks,
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    Eh, I see reefer trailers picking up dry goods all the time. O/O needs a load, shipper has a load. Everyone makes it work

    Excellent job Mark. Might as well shut down WU for this week. Nothing going to beat that scene. Sorry everyone.....

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    I was going to say gp18 but it has 5 fans up top...
    Here’s the link to the video I saw it on:https://youtu.be/L25HA7Tv7kw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Aha, thanks - I did not know that. Unfortunately, I was only able to snag the one dry van.

    -Mark
    Check MB Klein, they just posted 200 of each trailer this afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdjr View Post
    Looks great..I think you might need one of these..LOL

    81DA1116-1BEA-4418-8D08-0406EA52E2DC.jpg228C4567-E891-4541-86A6-701DD37BC991.jpg
    Hard say it could be a GP7/9/18 it's had mods but still has it's dynamic brake fan.

    Wish I could be of more help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    Check MB Klein, they just posted 200 of each trailer this afternoon.
    Thanks, but I think I'll pass. If I replaced the reefers with dry vans, I'm sure I'd feel compelled to add the nose cones. And I have zero idea how I'd go about doing that, lol.

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    Hard say it could be a GP7/9/18 it's had mods but still has it's dynamic brake fan.
    I had no idea Cargill had so many locos (and in such a wide variety). Oddly enough, that one (405) is not listed on rrpictures - http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/loc...aspx?id=211406

    -Mark

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    Got around to finish some smaller projects: Glued the concrete slab for my yard office building, finished the weathering on a box car and painted a couple of dumpsters.



    Also finished putting a sound decoder into an engine.


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    Made a controller holder

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    Well -- I took a break from my SP F3/F7 project. Came up with a foob -- could have/should have been -- basically, I am having a bit of fun.

    The BL-2 has been one of my favorite locomotives -- they were so darn ugly -- they are cool.

    So, here it is. An SP BL-2

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    Mods added - how I figured SP would have ordered it/them: - And, ready for decals


    And -- ready for service:



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    Cross your fingers for me, I'm working on a decoder install in the boiler and headlamp replacement in a Kato Mikado. Hey Moose, that's a steamer! And hey Moose, a photo:


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    Looks Great Wolfy shame they didn't have a couple.
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