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    Post Weekend Update (3rd Jul 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 3rd Jul 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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    Bought a brand new tablet for better Nscale.net experience

    And bought a brand new Bosch Table saw to build a new around the room layout in my old train room I'm getting back in 2 weeks from now

    Now you know the reason I put up the bench work method poll

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    Working on a two piece return loop for our clubs T-Trak layout. First half (End Cap) completed, still need two #6 switches for the other half.
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    Let's see, I took a crappy, poorly edited cell phone video of me operating the layout, playing engineer, conductor and cameraman all at the same time. Then I watched Hamilton with the wife, and we started to work out...doing pushups, I felt something move and pop in my right shoulder and it really hurts...got nothing else planned for the day, waiting for tomorrow....
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    I set out to fine tune my Fastracks turnouts as some of the guardrails are a bit tight. So far I have only been tinkering with trackplans. I kinda like the simplicity in this one with West Colton at 48" high and about 17' long ending in Banning at 60" high along the bottom of the sketch. I do not like the fact that once a train stops at the top of the grade at a passing track the operator has to walk around to the yard aisle to pick it up again. Not a stopper rather a compromise. This would be very simplified/compressed West Colton to Banning with switching off each end of the yard and up at Beaumont/Banning. Of course the grade to get up there would need helpers. The busy trackwork you see in the drawing are modules I currently have operating and are just stand ins.
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    Modeling the Pacific Electric Playa Desnuda Branch in N Scale


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    I got sidetracked.
    20200703_171830.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhn_plsn View Post
    I got sidetracked.
    20200703_171830.jpg
    So you got a -- wait for it -- lager-ing railroad!

    OK, heading out fast afore @el Gato Gordo comes riding in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhn_plsn View Post
    I got sidetracked.
    20200703_171830.jpg
    So, I've been trying to figure out your handle. At first I thought John Paulson, but now I'm of the opinion, "Johann Pilsner."
    Cheers!
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    I built this:


    It's not nearly as crooked as it looks, that's the camera angle.

    Obviously it's a box, but any guesses what it is actually for?
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    boxed storage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    I built this:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...0&d=1593833635

    It's not nearly as crooked as it looks, that's the camera angle.

    Obviously it's a box, but any guesses what it is actually for?
    Paint Booth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comfortably numb View Post
    boxed storage!
    Too simple, so you know that's not it.

    I should have said it's not finished, this is just the basic structure of the build, it still needs to be closed and basic mechanical, structural and electrical parts added. That's it for hints.

    By the way, Moose's rules require pics, but not explanations of what is photographed so I think I'm safe from a'stampedin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    Paint Booth?
    Nope, too small. Of course there's nothing in the photo for reference. It's maybe 1/3 the size of a paint booth. Decent guess though.
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    Turnout control/command centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Obviously it's a box, but any guesses what it is actually for?
    A disease'el disposal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    I built this:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...0&d=1593833635

    It's not nearly as crooked as it looks, that's the camera angle.

    Obviously it's a box, but any guesses what it is actually for?
    Speaker box
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremner View Post
    Speaker box
    That would be my guess too.
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    This morning I finished framing the benchwork for the new Alpine layout. The longitudinal beams are two pieces (each) of 1/2" ply, laminated together to make 1" thick beams, 11' and 10'4" respectively, 5" high. At the far end you can see a piece of white Styrofoam which is the template for cutting an angle so this thing fits into the slant-load horse trailer. Holes for wiring are pre-drilled, and the arches cut out of the cross beams are for weight saving.



    The fascia on the sides will be hinged, and held in place with cabinet latch magnets, of which I have a bunch. The fascia on the ends of the layout will be firmly attached, so I can lift each end to steer the layout as I transport it to train shows.

    Construction is now paused for pondering....
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Construction is now paused for pondering....
    "Pondering" as in enjoying a well-earned German brew, perhaps?

    That's some quality benchwork construction, @el Gato Gordo.

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