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    Post Weekend Update (16th Oct 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 16th Oct 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.

    You can link from your layout build thread to your posts in this thread as a part of a more extensive post there, or visa-versa (post to your build thread and link to that post when contributing to this thread.

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    Copy and paste this as needed.

    So, fellow nSn'ers, what have you been up to this week?

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    FIRST!!! Yay for me,, no, I was not stalking..lol

    I did some more work on the layout about 3 or 4 weekends ago,, just getting around to posting,, hey let's just " pretend" that it happened this weekend.

    First pic is captured from google earth of what I am trying to portray. It is the International Paper company located in Arden Hills, Minnesota.


    Here's what I came up with,



    If you guys want more detail,, check out my thread:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...inuation/page2

    Check for the last post by me.

    Laters, Y-it


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    Made some progress on a new module. Now waiting for various glues to fully dry.

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    Well it is with a heavy heart that I have sold my layout and all associated equipment to build it. It was sold as a complete package. Hands just don't work like they use to.
    It was great being on this site. Met some great modelers and learned a lot. I will still pop in every now and then.
    "It's not whats best......It's whats best for you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ike8120 View Post
    Well it is with a heavy heart that I have sold my layout and all associated equipment to build it. It was sold as a complete package. Hands just don't work like they use to.
    It was great being on this site. Met some great modelers and learned a lot. I will still pop in every now and then.

    This is truly heartbreaking!!

    Age will get the best of us.

    You will be missed - come back and visit with us

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    Quote Originally Posted by ike8120 View Post
    Well it is with a heavy heart that I have sold my layout and all associated equipment to build it. It was sold as a complete package. Hands just don't work like they use to.
    It was great being on this site. Met some great modelers and learned a lot. I will still pop in every now and then.
    Moose sorry to read that you're unable to continue. Gary, please don't be a stranger here and pop yer noggin in once in a while!
    = > ÷

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    Quote Originally Posted by ike8120 View Post
    Well it is with a heavy heart that I have sold my layout and all associated equipment to build it. It was sold as a complete package. Hands just don't work like they use to.
    It was great being on this site. Met some great modelers and learned a lot. I will still pop in every now and then.
    We will all get there one day. My best wishes for you and hope you'll be able to replace this hobby with another.

    Don't be a stranger.

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    Almost time for roadbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ike8120 View Post
    Well it is with a heavy heart that I have sold my layout and all associated equipment to build it. It was sold as a complete package. Hands just don't work like they use to.
    It was great being on this site. Met some great modelers and learned a lot. I will still pop in every now and then.
    Going to miss your contributions to the site . Please do keep active here , and pass on your knowledge to old modelers and new Gary

    Steve

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    Sorry to hear this Gary.
    Hopefully your hands will still allow you to keep in touch with us through your keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ike8120 View Post
    Hands just don't work like they use to.
    Any chance you can model in O scale? A lot bigger and more robust, and best of all, not HO scale. Sorry to hear your news but I hope you can continue modeling in another scale, even if it's in HO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ike8120 View Post
    Well it is with a heavy heart that I have sold my layout and all associated equipment to build it. It was sold as a complete package. Hands just don't work like they use to.
    It was great being on this site. Met some great modelers and learned a lot. I will still pop in every now and then.
    Sorry to hear this Gary , hope you can do something in a larger scale or build a diorama or something like that.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    A local club member had some locomotives that he couldn't get the decoders working on... managed to get all four up and running. Here's two of them, ATSF SDP40Fs on the store layout.

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    About a month ago one of my GP-38s started making a terrible sound and stopped forward or reverse motion. So I set it aside in it's jewel case. Until today. I disassembled one of the trucks. Lo and behold there was a chunk of pflug of some kind stopping the gears from turning. Upon removal and a good cleaning both GP-38s are up and running again. I like to run them together, they are well paired for speed (DC) and together provide good traction power to run a string of 18 mixed cars. This particular string of boxcars, grainers, hoppers, has a Firefly EOT device on it, and some hobo's catching out...

    I noticed the dead bug after taking the photo. Kind of looks like a dead armadillo.









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    I completed my oil storage tank scene -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...171#post596171

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    More trackwork pre-assembly...

    Turnouts for the passing siding:

    IMAG2023-20201017-202500114.jpg

    Yard ladder for Erewhon.

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    @Gary Rowan

    Those kinda of look like s-curves to this moose's eyes. Are you sure that you want to do s-curves?
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    Looks like you need some flex track to get the siding parallel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Looks like you need some flex track to get the siding parallel.
    Actually, looks like he should swap the short straight track and the short curved track. Doing so would avoid the s-curve and properly align the curved and straight tracks, i.e. they would then be parallel with each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Actually, looks like he should swap the short straight track and the short curved track. Doing so would avoid the s-curve and properly align the curved and straight tracks, i.e. they would then be parallel with each other.
    Not so, Your Mooseness. The tracks would still diverge. The curved tracks - both the long and the short - do not match the turnout.

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