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    Post Weekend Update (20th Nov 2020)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 20th Nov 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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    Queue the theme from Rawhide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdR6MN2jKYs

    Wiring, Wiring, Wiring...


    ...wiring, wiring, wiring...


    (dropped feeders yesterday, installed bus today and connected it all up)

    Weekend's just starting, but I guess that'll be it - I'm out of flexible wire and planning to do some wallpapering tomorrow.

    Heiko


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    Working on my workshop , isolation installed , heater in place , and building workbenches for my saws and router.

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    Received the Union Pacific Yellow needed to patch some of the SP Locomotives.

    I'm happy with the product, but not so much with my newbie painting skills. Live and learn! Will need to look into getting some decals, but in the mean time...






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    Well, mostly I worked on this structure kit this week, but there may have been a few minor things on other fronts. To see all the things I have worked on this month, look at my layout build thread.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...itching-layout
    The structure that I have been working on is a Branchline Laser kit Company House #1. I am kitbashing this by adding a bigger front porch and using different roofing shingles. I really should have planned this out better. I realized that I need more support for the front porch than just gluing it along the edge. I came up with the plan of drilling holes in the front wall and pins (track nails) into the front porch foundation. Unfortunately, I didn't think of this until after I put the four walls together. I also forgot about internal corner bracing but was able to remedy that later. I blame old age.
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    I am using 3M mounting tape for attaching the shingles to the roof. This was recommended on this forum and seemed to work well the first time I used it. The shingles are GCLaser 3-tab Black shingles. I did one side of the roof and currently have the shingles weighted down to insure a good bond. I have pre-drilled the hole for the vent pipe and chimney. Currently searching the house for a pin so I can push a hole through the shingles with out lifting them off the tape. I know I have some somewhere!
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    Stay safe all and model on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Currently searching the house for a pin so I can push a hole through the shingles with out lifting them off the tape.
    When you do find that pin, set the roof shingle side down on a piece of foamboard to do the piercing. That will prevent the lifting.

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    Finally did some ballasting. Also went digging through supplies, and found my DI Tom and Bobbi's Tru-Weld. So the thought is in conjunction with the Atlas workshop this is the business. The idea is to have a welding figure working on the bucket of the excavator. A bunch of details still need to be placed.
    The ballasting went pretty much as expected, and next to making rocks just as frustrating. Much more to do.
    For the US members enjoy your Thanksgiving. Everyone else, have a great week!

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    Thomas came for a visit.

    This is our Granddaughters train. (She has yet to see it - that will be on Tuesday 11/24)

    Also - this will be my new problem track locator.



    He looks and runs great.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SP-Wolf View Post
    Thomas came for a visit.
    Is that the Bachmann model?
    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobPle4 View Post
    Is that the Bachmann model?
    Yes Sir, it is.

    Bachmann did a very nice job.

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    Progress is happening on the first section of my upper deck. This first picture shows it in place held with three screws, as a trial. That's my friend David in the picture.

    Trial Fit of Conover Corner.jpg

    Here it is taken back off, with the completed spline roadbed.

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    Next step will be figuring grades, cutting and installing risers, installing the roadbed, track, and wiring.

    In the continuing debate between real locomotives and deceaseals, any locomotive running the long part in front and the cab in the rear counts as a real locomotive, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post

    In the continuing debate between real locomotives and deceaseals, any locomotive running the long part in front and the cab in the rear counts as a real locomotive, right?
    Oh my...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    any locomotive running the long part in front and the cab in the rear counts as a real locomotive, right
    Amen!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    In the continuing debate between real locomotives and deceaseals, any locomotive running the long part in front and the cab in the rear counts as a real locomotive, right?
    Yeeeaaa-no!
    = >

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    This is more like a week and a half update. First I put down the other end of my yard ladder:
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    After installing a bunch of Tortoise machines, I decided to get some actual straight track put down for the fist time (seems like a marginal picture as I look at it, but you can get the idea):
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    I installed some rare earth magnet uncouplers, the two in the picture here seem to work pretty well:
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    they are made of two rows of four 1/8 rare earth magnets. I was working on installing the track below today, but for some reason the MT uncouplers wont stay coupled over it, while the Accumates and McHenrys will, and those two will uncouple when stopped as well. I may reposition a little further down the track tomorrow Im not sure if maybe the grade down into the yard is steeper on that track, even though its probably not by enough to be noticeable it may be affecting the uncoupling.


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    Looking good, @Frank17913.

    Nice to see some a couple guys here are into hand-laying track. Had I stuck with my plans a few years back, I'd be handlaying #9 turnouts with Fastracks jigs. Still have all the tools and sundries.

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    Moved the weigh scale off the siding to a yard track, and changed it to weigh a car rather than weigh a truck.
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    However... I couldn't calibrate it, the readout always said zero grams. A bit of programming showed that the raw data from the load cell amplifier always returns -8388608, a number that I immediately recognized from my machine language days as 24 bit two's compliment with just the sign bit set. Decided I must have somehow fried the amp and ordered a new one. Rats.

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    Finished my tablesaw , mitersaw setup , next up workbenches for modeling , airbrushing , 3D printer , lasercutter.

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    Great work guys!!
    Frank, super sweet trackwork! I have a couple of fast tracks turnouts..maybe more in the future.
    Paul,,get off your six and lay some switches. Like you I have fast tracks stuff also..#6,8,10. One of these days.

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    Finished the first application of filler on all module sides.
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