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    Post Weekend Update (27th Jan 2023)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 27th Jan 2023).

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

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    Progress after several weeks of green thumbery, before and after.






    Never looked down that track before, sure looks crooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    Never looked down that track before, sure looks crooked.
    You go the extra mile to emulate the prototype!

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    I'm currently lining up for the engine service area, making sure that the buildings and structures can go where I want them. Not all tracks are there, but you can probably see the outline of what's coming.

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    The turntable is Walthers 130' model, which needs some work. It's DCC and I have had it working on my last layout, but for me it's a pain to use. It does remember the bridge positions, but each position has two DCC switch addresses - one for each direction. That's one thing, but what really annoys me is that the bridge reverses track polarity through a dead zone, meaning that when turning, the track loses power for a brief moment causing a decoder to restart, which of course is silly for sound decoders. Maybe a small thing, but it matters to me.

    So - I've stripped all DCC out of the bridge and I'm going to run it with just a potmeter dial and a direction switch. I've also rewired the pit. I will need to make a new circuit board for the bridge, but at least it has fours sets of pickups - two for track and two for the bridge motor. The track polarity will be handled by a reverser. I have a spare Lenz LK200 I can use for it.

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    Made a bit of progress on the chutes puzzle, and ran a train around this morning while weathering some cars!
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    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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    Love that mix of greenery, shades and textures are really nicely balanced. Really changed the scene from 'abandoned quarry waiting for Dr. Who filming' to a beautiful hillside.

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    Hey Guys,

    Making progress on my UP FA/FB project. Next: some lite weathering




    Thanks,
    Wolf


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    I bit more added to the helix. Waiting on more track to move ahead.
    John

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