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    Post Weekend Update (20th Mar 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 20th Mar 2020).

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    Went home at lunch time and found out I'm all out of #5 RH turnouts! Ordered some, but I guess I'll do some other things this weekend.

    No Turnout.gif

    (Picture of no turnout)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    (Picture of no turnout)
    Nice! I like your creativity and avoiding a stampede!

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    It's a good thing Moose likes blue (I think).

    So a lack no. 5 LH turnouts would be, what, a mauve or perhaps violet? ...

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    No turnouts are invisible. (That is actually true. ) Blue is sky backdrop that I haven't painted yet.
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    I was able to complete a Laser-Art Drayton House this week.
    This was a simple / fun little project.




    I used some pastel powders to try and weather the roof and the sides of the building, just a tad.



    The closeup really shows the flaws in my work (but I'll get better with time & experience. On to the next project.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnE View Post
    The closeup really shows the flaws in my work (but I'll get better with time & experience.
    There is nothing like experience for a teacher. Next time, put a car an inch or two into the foreground and focus the camera on that. Then the house will be slightly out of focus (like close-ups of aging movie actresses) and no one will notice flaws (or wrinkles).
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    Looks like just the thing for a small company house, @JohnE.

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    Here's what I've gotten decaled going into this weekend:


    A and B unit. This will be a 3 unit all purpose spine car. Going to do the C unit, then do the C, D, and E units of the 5 unit car before doing the two ends. I will be able to set this car up as a 6 unit car until the A and B units of the other car are done.
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    @Bronman

    That's a lot of unics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @Bronman

    That's a lot of unics...
    At least they aren't eunuchs.

    Spine cars are made up of 3 to 10 units in the car, I'm doing two cars... so yeah, a lot of units.

    The hard part is it took a week of work off and on to do the first 2 and I have 6 more to do. I hope it doesn't take me 3 more weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    At least they aren't eunuchs.
    Maybe Moose needs to turn the auto correct function back on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    There is nothing like experience for a teacher. Next time, put a car an inch or two into the foreground and focus the camera on that. Then the house will be slightly out of focus (like close-ups of aging movie actresses) and no one will notice flaws (or wrinkles).
    Hey, I like that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Looks like just the thing for a small company house, @JohnE.
    Thanks Paul!

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    I think your house looks good, the flaws are minor!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boiler-man View Post
    I think your house looks good, the flaws are minor!!!!
    Thanks Boiler-man!

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    I'm working on adding a yard to my layout. I've held off because this has been my go-to work bench for 20 years, but its time.
    20200321_200150.jpg

    However, I just realized I'm short one turnout. The yard is double ended and I forgot the turnout that connects back to the main on the other end. Doh!

    Also I installed a Rapido Railcrew uncoupler, visible on the lead. It's HO but I'm pretty geeked about it as it seems way better than any other uncoupler I've installed. Only nit I have is the switch is counter intuitive - you would think up is "on" (uncouple) and down is off but no. Due to the way it is designed, with the momentary DPDT mounted on a pc board that has a hole for the panel indicator LED, I have to either flip the face plate so the printing is upside down or turn it around so you see the faceplate's backside instead of the printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    Only nit I have is the switch is counter intuitive - you would think up is "on" (uncouple) and down is off but no. Due to the way it is designed, with the momentary DPDT mounted on a pc board that has a hole for the panel indicator LED, I have to either flip the face plate so the printing is upside down or turn it around so you see the faceplate's backside instead of the printing.
    Couldn't you unsolder the wires and resolder them to the different terminals on the DPDT?

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    A, B, C these:


    A, B, C some trailers loaded on them too:


    I think this car turned out pretty well! Now I have the 5 unit car left to decal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    Also I installed a Rapido Railcrew uncoupler, visible on the lead. It's HO but I'm pretty geeked about it as it seems way better than any other uncoupler I've installed.
    I have 12 of these installed on my layout. They work great. I didnít install the DPDT that came with them as I connected them to a Digitrax DS64 and use my computer software to turn them on and off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Couldn't you unsolder the wires and resolder them to the different terminals on the DPDT?
    Possible, but the DPDT is pre-wired, with both the switch and the wires soldered to the circuit board. Way easier to flip the face plate.

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