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    Post Weekend Update (20th May 2022)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 20th May 2022).

    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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    I was able to finish the concrete platform on the old Cornwall Bridge, CT station. I also added some more vegetation to the area.

    More info on the N-scale Housatonic RR thread: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...685#post624685



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    The bar and tables are painted and installed on the tourboat. Obviously still to be populated and staffed:



    I spent some of yesterday and today working on patio tables for the upscale Sporer Restaurant. After painting tables and chairs and deciding on the arrangement, I created a template for drilling through the layout. Then I inserted the fiber optics up through the deck and threaded tables over them.

    A bouquet of fiber:



    Then I glued tiny beads on the ends of the fibers to represent those candles in globes that were so popular in restaurants some years ago. A 9 volt battery hooks up for testing.


    Like the Laune aus Eisen, customers, chairs and staff are still needed. I will also push the fibers up, paint the bases of the beads red and tint the ends of the fibers yellow or orange.


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    @el Gato Gordo

    Very nice, good sir! When's the first cruise?
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    Nice work Gordon. Those candles are an awesome detail
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Nice work Gordon. Those candles are an awesome detail
    I blame @tomcook!

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    Quote Originally Posted by POMPERAUGRR View Post
    I was able to finish the concrete platform on the old Cornwall Bridge, CT station.
    That's a great looking scene.



    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    The bar and tables are painted and installed on the tourboat.
    Wow! Incredible detailing to say the least. Nice job.
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    Spent the day together with Ger at the first US Model railroad convention in the Netherlands, saw some very nice layouts , met with old and new friends , Martin Welberg , Evan Daes , Mike Holly , and bought some cool stuff, photo's of the ( quite a few N-scale ) layouts later.
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    Default Some more new scenery

    I was able to do some more static grass, undergrowth and grass tufts north of the Canaan station and along Rt. 44.

    Here is NX12 rolling through the new scenery done over the last few weeks.


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    Some photo's of one of the N-scale layouts at the Dutch US Convention
















    Many more on my Flickr pages , https://www.flickr.com/photos/231075...77720299190009
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    Now there is something, I was there at Aalten as well with PH&LF, proof on the photo of the PH&LF roundhouse on your Flickr pages.

    It was a great show with a good N scale representation, I will try and add some as the week goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdboxcar View Post
    Now there is something, I was there at Aalten as well with PH&LF, proof on the photo of the PH&LF roundhouse on your Flickr pages.

    It was a great show with a good N scale representation, I will try and add some as the week goes on.
    Oh, so sorry we didn't get to talking, normally I have a talk with Lars but I was pretty busy taking photo's . I did have a chat with Mike Holly who is also found here from N Scale Works https://www.nscaleworks.com/
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    I'm late to the party, but I did build an old kit that I had since 1993 . It's Walthers 2-Stall Engine House. The price tag says I paid $8.75. I have a little work left on toning down the weathering, but I'm happy with the outcome.









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    I'm hiding my cards on MR related activity for a while longer, BUT ...

    Some time ago someone at the Railway division at my work signed the company up as a member of the Danish Railway Club, so the club magazine is in office circulation like any other mag. The april issue featured an article about the Prignitzer Kleinbahnmuseum Lindenberg (aka "Pollo"), which is a small museum and a very short vintage railway on the remains of one of the old narrow gauge lines in the state of Brandenburg. The 750mm gauge lines have all been dismantled years ago, but a group of enthusiasts have started the museum which has evolved into a vintage railway on the old right-of-way. Normally the trains are pulled by small combustion engine locos, but each year around Ascension Day there's steam action on the line. They simply borrow (or whatever) a steam locomotive, this year a Mallet(*) from the narrow gauge lines in Saxony, class 99 608. Several days the trains are open to the public, but tomorrow they're running an all-day photo freight for enthusiasts.

    *) Correction: 99 608 type is the Saxon class IV K which is not a Mallet, but a so called Günther-Meyer design. It's a compound engine with four driven axles arranged in two swiveling trucks. The low pressure cylinders are on the front truck and the high pressure cylinders are on the rear truck.

    The museum and railway line located between Berlin and Rostock, one and a half hour drive from the ferry to Germany, i.e. easily within my reach on a short trip.
    One month ago I didn't even know the line existed, and now I'm at a nearby hotel, preparing for a long day tomorrow. On arrival I caught 99 608 with the last of the passenger trains of today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    I'm at a nearby hotel, preparing for a long day tomorrow.
    Are you operating tomorrow? Or railfanning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Are you operating tomorrow? Or railfanning?
    Railfanning with a video camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Railfanning with a video camera

    Oh boy! Vintage steam, green countryside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Oh boy! Vintage steam, green countryside!
    Yes Sir, that ... and strong gusting winds, a couple of short lived but ferocious rain showers and a camera that suddenly developed an opinion about what zoom level I should use.
    Just got back home and I've briefly checked what I got in the camera and in spite of all the above, it looks like most shots are just fine. The wind had me thinking if my mic could cope. After my first trip to the Harz where the wind ruined some really great shots at the summit, I bought a new mic and one of those large furry blimps to protect it from the wind. The setup hasn't been seriously challenged until now, but it passed with flying colors. I can certainly hear the wind, but there's none of the dreaded thunder in the mic. Looking forward to the editing process.

    Meanwhile, here's one more teaser for you

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    Steam! Semaphore! and wind generators! I love the counterpoint of the anachronism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Steam! Semaphore! and wind generators! I love the counterpoint of the anachronism.
    Although the planners may try to recreate the era using vintage vehicles and other props, you can't always hide modern stuff on these excursions
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