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    Post Weekend Update (22nd May 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 22nd May 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 finished the roof on my elevator office, so now I get to start in on the fun stuff (all the little details).



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    I started to wire up the yard today, I soldered all of the feeders and ran the main bus. I only got one set of tracks wired (the main) before I ran out of connectors.


    Modeling the Pacific Electric Playa Desnuda Branch in N Scale


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    Pretty tricky, @Spookshow, interspersing prototype photos with layout photos, so we have to guess which is which.
    Cheers!
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    My scratch building talents aren't up to par, but here it is anyway. I'm working away at this scratch build:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTFan View Post
    My scratch building talents aren't up to par, but here it is anyway.
    Looks pretty good to me.
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    @OTFan

    Yep, what he ^^^^^^^^ said
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTFan View Post
    My scratch building talents aren't up to par, but here it is anyway. I'm working away at this scratch build:
    You must have very high standards that looks as good as Marks work to me.

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    You are doing a fine job so far. The detail parts will really make a difference when it's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Looks pretty good to me.

    And to me as well!
    Cheers!
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    @ OTFan Dito. Sounds like you need to listen to us more and less to yourself It is of course entirely possible that 99.9% of N scalers in the world don't know what they're on about, but I doubt it
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    Thanks guys - I'm happy with my work, I just meant that is some really great modeling from Mark and Bremner posted above. Mine won't be quite up to that level, but that's OK, it isn't a contest and this project is better than my last build, which was better than the one before that... It's all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTFan View Post
    Thanks guys - I'm happy with my work, I just meant that is some really great modeling from Mark and Bremner posted above. Mine won't be quite up to that level, but that's OK, it isn't a contest and this project is better than my last build, which was better than the one before that... It's all good
    Thank you for the kind words
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    The wiring is done for the current section of my layout. Here's Southern 4501 running east between Newton and Claremont.

    Video and steam! No moose tracks on my layout.

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    Oh that was nice Hey' @ 0.16 good choice to take the middle road

    Your layout looks like it's going to be amazing. Do you have a build thread ? Have I missed it ?

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    I realize that this is not prototypical paperwork for the Pacific Electric, but this is for a model railroad, and I am using artwork from an era correct notepad

    This is in Excel, so it can be edited as needed. I also plan to draw up a SPINS (Southern Pacific Industrial Numbing System, a map of all tracks) sheet for the branch, that is why there is a SPINS column, to match up with the track number.
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    I finally got my camera. It actually showed 2 weeks ago, got it set up, and no joy! Spoke with Canon, shipped for service, and they replaced the shutter, mirror, and focus screen assemblies. Seems that my T7i had been sitting on a shelf for a couple of years and suffered NOS syndrome. Much like our bodies if we don't move for extended periods. Anyways it has been quite some time since I posted because I moved a year ago, and have just in the last few months got back to working on the layout. Attached are a pic from 15 years ago, a couple from a year ago, 4 months ago, and ones I took today with the new gear. Stuff in the last couple of months are the houses, landscaping, and some civil engineering work. That clown has got to stop drinking Makers when working.
    All this being said much more to go but at least I've got back to operating status, and modeling.





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    Apparently Photobucket has checked out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    No moose tracks on my layout.
    Speaking of @Moose2013, he has been mighty quiet lately. As they said in the old Westerns, "Too quiet."
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTFan View Post
    Thanks guys - I'm happy with my work, I just meant that is some really great modeling from Mark and Bremner posted above. Mine won't be quite up to that level, but that's OK, it isn't a contest and this project is better than my last build, which was better than the one before that... It's all good
    I'm going to argue that your scratchbuild looks better than mine. Admittedly, yours is a relatively simple structure, but the execution looks flawless to me. As for mine, the damned thing has been fighting me every step of the way and has all the battle scars to prove it, lol.

    -Mark

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