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    Post Weekend Update (10th Sep 2021)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 10th Sep 2021).

    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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    Default Reworking club fiddle yard

    Things have been a bit manic lately and on top of everything I decide the clubs fiddle yard needs upgrading, there were numerous things going wrong, the servos were not a great idea for something that got taken up and down repeatedly, we have no permanent place to set up, the track spacing was to close, we had 4 track lead into and out of the yard so back to basics, it needed to set up quickly and work with spacing to get fingers between adjacent roads. So 2 weeks ago I set about and stripped the boards completely, filled all the holes and repainted, all boring stuff so no pics.
    We decided to use SEEP solenoid motors [I am not sure if they are available in the US] which is why I write the post. The biggest issue is that they need to be set up relatively accurately and the throw is quite long so for N scale it is a good idea to have them mounted about 20mm from the turnout so the rod flexes slightly, rather than spacing off with a piece of wood I thought about trying pcb spacers.
    Since there will be 4 roads either side of the double track main I had a couple of spare team digital smd82's and the idea is that there is a rotary switch to turn to the appropriate road then push a button to set that route.
    Here are the pictures, I am working in the spare bedroom which is in the process of renovation [big renovation] so my work area is chaotic to say the least but at least progress is being made.
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    Added a KA3 to the Tsunami2 on my T1, seems some better....

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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    Started decorating the MZ body. There's a lot of touching up to do, but now you can see where it's going
    I'm particularly happy with the tapered ends of the broad white stripes. They need to be mirror images of each other and I've been dreading that, but they came out pretty much right on the money.

    Also, HispatreN got back to me about the wrong truck frame. He'd been on vacation, hence the late reply, but he'll send a replacement free of charge.

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    ‘Painted a set of hissing cobra chickens from Miniprints for my farm pond. Now I just need a “man with shotgun” figure to complete the scene.


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    Wow! Those are N scale!? Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Wow! Those are N scale!? Amazing!
    Indeed they are! Miniprints has some amazing N scale figures. Really great details and poses.

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    When I look at the Miniprints website, all I see are HO, S, and O scales. I did send an inquiry, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    When I look at the Miniprints website, all I see are HO, S, and O scales. I did send an inquiry, though.
    If you go to the bottom of the home page you will see a link "N Scale Gallery". That will show you all the items offered in N-scale. You can also go to any item and click on the scale and it will be a pull-down menu for the scales. If you see something that isn't offered in N-scale, send him a message and he may try. I have done that twice, the latest being the ATV's. He prefers not to do things that are already offered by other sources.
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    Laid the rail to this curve this week, and a section of straight track:
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    The problem is going to be the curved turnouts un the upper corner, there are three and they donít seem to fit!

    I printed out that section of the track plan, and two of the three donít seem to be the right size. Not sure how that happened, but a couple probably are going to have to be remade.

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    The Hectorrail 241 got grey paint. I think I got the colors pretty much right.
    The white line is included in the decal set. Looking forward to seeing how that goes ...




    (Picture from the Hectorrail web site)


    The Danish MZ got a grey roof.
    It still looks kinda horrible, but after touching up and a clear glossy coat, they'll both be ready for decals.

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