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    Post Weekend Update (25th Sep 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 25th Sep 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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    Had insomnia last night so I spent the wee early hours of the morning pre-assembling and soldering the curves for the Erewhon & <un-named>.

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    I needed a code 55 to code 80 transition "joiner" or two so I drew one in Fusion 360. Took all of half an hour. I can't print it yet though because the printer is currently in the middle of a job. Once I can test it and make sure it works I'll do better than post a photo, I'll post the STL.
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    Two more units for the Gettysburg Fire Department. These will eventually get sent back to seller for custom light installs. This will probably force me into building the department building for the new layout.
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    More work on my storage tanks - this having to do with the lighting ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    for the Erewhon & <un-named>.
    Wouldn't that be the Erehwon & Demannu?

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    Purchased the first stock for a new layout and started modeling ideas on the computer.
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    So I sliced my code 55 to code 80 joiners (4 of them, I need two so I only need half to print successfully), set it to print and went outside to work on a yard related project; the grass and fence kind, not the trackage kind. Came back in to discover that my printer is doing the last print I did instead of the joiners. I wanted to redo this print so I'm going to let it finish, but that means I can't print the track joiners until later this evening.
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    Did some work on my veteran's memorial. The area that is still brown is where I'd like to place a stone monument something like what I saw at Gettysburg this weekend. I found one on Shapeways out of England but ultimately no joy, and I have not found anything else. If anyone has an inside line I'd appreciate, and be grateful for the assist!

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    Added a few more details to my passenger platform. Newspaper boxes to come.

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    And finally. I received this '60 Corvette at no charge in with a couple of CMW Impala police cars. Does anyone know anything about these?

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    I pulled my code 55 to code 80 "joiners".

    Here they are in action:


    They are not actually a joiner, more like an aligner, but they work right out of the shoot. They will be applied with adhesive when I set the tracks.
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    More terra-foaming, grading, and setting the trackplan.

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    Power Stroke. Maybe something like this would work. https://thenarch.com/products/hero%E...park-cannons-n

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    I pulled my code 55 to code 80 "joiners".

    Here they are in action:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...9&d=1601258222

    They are not actually a joiner, more like an aligner, but they work right out of the shoot. They will be applied with adhesive when I set the tracks.
    So am I'm looking at a double height platform then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    So am I'm looking at a double height platform then?
    Something like that. To keep the tops of the rails aligned vertically. There are channels to help keep the horizontal alignment, but really that's still the ties', that will be affixed in place, job.
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    heres my weekend update
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    Perfect! I'd checked their site, and that category. I did not see that but found something else I'm looking for. It is now on order. Thanks!
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    Got the windows fitted doing a wall each day last week. Glued the windows into the walls, the wall to the foundation and the glass to the inside of each wall on the weekend.
    Here's the progress on the Two Story Frame house.
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    Wow! the zoom feature on the computer sure does show the gaps.
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    No new post on my build thread, but 5 down, 4 to go.
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