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    Post Weekend Update (21st Feb 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 21st Feb 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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    I haven't done a lick of modeling in weeks, but I did get a chance to check out the St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway in Barbados -



    The 0-2-2-0 mallet locomotive (Tjepper #5) was built in 1914 by Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik in Germany. It was rescued from a sugar plantation in Java, so it's definitely led an interesting life.



    I didn't get to drive it myself (because of course not), but I did get to toot the whistle and ring the bell. I also got to help spin it around on the manual turntable for the return trip. Fun stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    I haven't done a lick of modeling in weeks
    @Spookshow Nice try sir! You're just being modest, but we can all tell those are pics of the latest scene you've been working on. Eh, I think you've done better .
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    Finished editing the first video from the modular meet last Saturday.
    The two Fleischmann BR44s leading the 'Langer Heinrich' ore train. Only 45 cars ... should be 50 ... I know. I'll get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    @Spookshow Nice try sir! You're just being modest, but we can all tell those are pics of the latest scene you've been working on. Eh, I think you've done better .
    Whoops, busted! I tell ya, finding those "lame US tourist" figures was the hardest part

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Whoops, busted! I tell ya, finding those "lame US tourist" figures was the hardest part

    -Mark
    "Finding?" Shucks, and here I thought you pulled off another stunner with some styrene stock!

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    Hey everyone,

    I bought my first n scale trains in January and have mostly been working on a few structures and just gathering supplies so I can eventually start building a model railroad layout. I bought an Atlas GP-7 at a train show in town and also bought an Arnold RENFE 321 "Necso" on ebay, purely because I like the color scheme/livery of the locomotive. I took apart the old Atlas model to lubricate it, found out it was used!! up and running well though. Working on two DPM kit structures you'll all be familiar with, I did the airbrushing last week and I'll finish them this weekend if I can.

    I also installed a 3ft LED shop light, spliced in an inline switch and supports for the cable.
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    Had Staples do me up some 1:1 prints of my new smaller layout to play with while I continue to get others things done before the big layout gets going

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    Finished one more video from the modular meet last weekend.
    This time a more general view of the sights and sounds of the meet.

    Enjoy

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    Thanks! I was tickled to see the Taurus BR 182 pulling some vintage coaches at about minute 8:30.

    Nice video showing some very well done modules!
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    Awesome modules and even better with double headed German steam!!!!

    Still haven't touched the layout for months. Still remodeling the house and work, work, work. But warmer, drier weather is approaching! Then I can relocate it here. I did manage to get to Billings and score a few MT cars tho,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badlandnp View Post
    Awesome modules and even better with double headed German steam!!!!
    A friend of mine has also uploaded a video from the event if you want more
    The double header is at 3:52

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lazu7W8ZBgU
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    About a month ago I posted this photo of some rolling stock bits that I bought off ebay for a just few dollars:

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    A bit of fun, paint and decals later and they look like this:

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    The cost per unit inc. decals worked out at $7. Almost all of my rolling stock has been acquired this way. Very economic and satisfying
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