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    Today I worked on some topography for the first time.... Don't cringe at the OSB, its just temporary...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...023#post590023

    Waiting for a couple of Kato EMD GP38's to come in, along with box cars, hopper cars, etc to add to the mixed freight in the yard.

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    Photo update:


    I said no hints, but I meant other than progress photos.
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    With my workshop mag-lamp on the fritz, I wasn't able to do any actual modeling this week. However, I did do the next best thing - IE, I dropped the top on my Wrangler and went and took some proto photos for future projects







    Scouting Tip - if you want to get away with a bit of small time trespassing, major holidays are the day to do it

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    looks like a light box. but I was thinking DCC stuff.

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    I got the Con-Cor RDC that I posted about in Motive Power serviced, and received a second one from Ebay. Used but not used. Funny thing is that rail joiner was on this one to. Different seller, and seriously not a spec on it so gotta be how they were built. Anyways, serviced that one as well, and placed my new B&M shells on them. Check one more off the bucket list. Surprisingly quiet w/ great speed control, I'll even say better than my Kato which I purchased new. Installed a WS chain link fence, and am impressed! Easy, and looks good. Think others are on my wish list. Then just general tinkering. Until next time.

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    Gordon:

    That is really fine benchwork, but I thought the arches were to avoid sharp edges upon which to smack one’s head into while crawling under the layout? Wish I’d added some!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Photo update:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...0&d=1593889683

    I said no hints, but I meant other than progress photos.
    A Flux Capacitor box ?
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    My 3D printer arrive Friday so I've had fun all weekend getting it setup and ready to print.

    The first thing to try was some u-joints for my Bachmann re-motor project.

    IMAG1934-20200705-234535801.jpg

    The next thing to print was a motor adapter for the Tramfabriek motor.

    I tried printing four, but one broke loose from the supports and failed.

    IMAG1933-20200705-234536739.jpg

    And hot off the printer, a 50's White COE fuel truck.

    Thank you @Sumner for sharing your design.

    IMAG1935-20200705-234252266.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Photo update:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...0&d=1593889683

    I said no hints, but I meant other than progress photos.
    A light refractor...or an N Scale funhouse
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    Sometime you have to take a step backwards to go forward. I have a turnout that was too far back to reach that was causing problems. To get to it, I had to remove a section of layout that I'd already installed.

    Newton Crossing Section Out.jpg

    The turnout is out of site in that cut in the back, just to the right of those two signal masts. Turns out the problem was that the throw rod from the Tortoise was too high in the thrown position. A second with a cut-off wheel in a Dremal tool took care of that.

    While I've got this section out I need to install another hill brake and take care of a couple of other things that will be easier with it out rather than installed. One of the advantages of sectional layout construction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Photo update:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...0&d=1593889683

    I said no hints, but I meant other than progress photos.
    3D resin printing curing box ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    3D resin printing curing box ?
    Ding! Ding! Ding!

    We have a winner!

    Breaking news... I got a Nova3d Elfin for my birthday!

    I'm building a curing cabinet for my prints.

    Made zero progress since Saturday morning though, busy with the holiday and other stuff.
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    Demolished the last chunk of the layout from my previous basement. About time, its been sitting there for 22 years. This piece was all scenery, no buildings, and I'll need the trees. Mostly metal WS tree trunks which look a lot more realistic than the plastic ones.
    20200707_093944.jpg
    Got most of it into our garbage bin, only one piece left for next week's pickup.
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    Very nice work. Kind of a shame that you have to destroy it.

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    I totally have railroad crossing sign envy.
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    No progress on my Hudson's as the nice long evenings have ment time out in the mountains But, I did get around to painting and lettering this express refrigerated car to run on the head end of my passenger trains.
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    Sometimes little distractions like this are just the ticket
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