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    Post Weekend Update (14th Feb 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 14th Feb 2020).

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    I did a little more clean up, not a lot though. I've also got some more TOFC flat cars tuned up. I started cleaning the area of one of staging yards which ended up to the following photo:


    The two outer tracks have power. I ran trains for a couple hours off and on too. It was a good day in the train room. I REALLY need to get some turnouts built though.
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    I attended an annual modular meet this Saturday. Clubs from Denmark, Sweden and the Czech Republic joining forces and filling a school gym with a huge N scale layout. Lots of timetable ops which is not my thing, but there was ample free running time to give the new ÖBB 4010 and the two BR44s a spin.
    And boy, did they all look good. They run like champs and the 44s handled the long ore train (180 axles) like it was nothing.

    Below some pics from the event, video later.

















    In the evening there was an experimental night ops session. Blue LED lights above the stations and all layout lights on. Passenger service only (with interior lighting in the coaches) as switching freight according to a game plan is not really feasible in the dark. At least not yet. I left the venue before evaluation, but it seemed to work fine, and time will tell if a night session is repeated at future events.

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    Played around with heights and separation on where I'm putting the staging and main levels. Making sure I have enough room to crawl under the future helix for access without destroying myself or the layout. I did do some adjustments as my original plan on paper for the staging tracks didn't pan out how I thought. I'm more of a need to see it kind of guy.

    With my heights now finalized, I created my 4' x 6' workbench area. Already covered in crap but I know where everything is. Framed a surround on the right side and put up some peg board to help with organizing. Have to head down to the dollar store in the near future to pick up the pegs. The cover will have 5730 LED strip lighting illuminating the work surfaces, once they arrive from China (shipped before the Coronavirus lock down). The cover itself is the first finalized section of the main level, 2' x 4'.

    Then decided to put some drywall I had left over from the shed walls on the outside framing. First coat of mud with the tape applied. Just cleans it up and defines floor space parameters.
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    Progress

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    More on it here if you're interested: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...211#post579211

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    I got four small shelves put up alongside one leg of my paint booth. I reclaimed them from the little train table I built for my kids that didn't work with the peco turnouts I planned to use. Don't worry, I've built them a new layout table that does work. The shelves are a good size for spray bottles and whatnot. I also put a small strip of pegboard up on the end for a couple extra tools. The top shelf holds a 1 1/2 gallon water dispensing jug and will save me a lot of trips to my utility sink.

    I also changed my computer shelf so there is more leg room under my JMRI station.

    Still a few more small projects left to do before I start building turnouts.
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    Stuck in a hotel room so spent time doing electronic work including a 24' reefer (which I have added a facsimile of the logo to the side... slogan in this case should be "SERVING ALL HAWAII", whoops):

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    and miscellaneous parts for one of the elevators including dust filters:

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    Master plan is to 3d print them this week or next week.

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    I picked up some lumber for some projects. I'm planning on building an Afton Canyon module. The prototype isn't far from my house and the bridges will be a piece of cake. I'll probably drive down to get more phots on my next day off.

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    Today I finished my FKK scene.








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    @el Gato Gordo

    Contributing to the delinquency of a moose. For shame, for shame...
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    I thought you said, "All contributions gratefully accepted."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @el Gato Gordo

    Contributing to the delinquency of a moose. For shame, for shame... https://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmil...milie_2523.gif
    Wait! Aren't Meeses nekked in the wild? Pot calling kettle black?
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    @el Gato Gordo

    I like the couple on the bridge politely looking the other way
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Wait! Aren't Meeses nekked in the wild? Pot calling kettle black?
    The one nice about being completely covered in hair, head to toe, is yer never technically nakee... And, Bo, should know that better than anyone...
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