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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #390 on: March 16, 2021, 04:28:32 AM »
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Whoa.... really impressed with the steady & high quality progress you are making.   
Are the curved trestles new or recycled?   Curious to know how long they took to build....

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #391 on: March 16, 2021, 05:33:23 AM »
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I sure hope the track holds up this time!   :scared:

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #392 on: March 16, 2021, 10:26:10 AM »
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I sure hope the track holds up this time!   :scared:

It's not Atlas 55 with its Chinesium turnouts so yeah, I'm guessing it will!

Whoa.... really impressed with the steady & high quality progress you are making.   
Are the curved trestles new or recycled?   Curious to know how long they took to build....

Michel

Thanks!  All scretchbuilt new for this layout.  They didn't take too long.  A few days for the bents and a few days final assembly each.  I built a jig for the bents...that saves a lot of time and sanity.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #393 on: March 17, 2021, 07:06:14 PM »
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #394 on: March 18, 2021, 01:50:17 AM »
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Yeah that’s hawt  :D :o :drool: :tommann: :tommann:
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #395 on: March 26, 2021, 11:32:25 PM »
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Was skiing all week so not much work on the Midland. 

A number of simultaneous sub-projects are underway from adding fascia (1/8" Masonite) and continuing scenery work to structure placement and additional wiring.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #396 on: March 29, 2021, 09:13:00 AM »
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Incredible progress and detail.  I have been enjoying the transformation.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #397 on: April 01, 2021, 07:50:55 PM »
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Progress has slowed to a crawl.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #398 on: April 01, 2021, 08:53:45 PM »
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Progress has slowed to a crawl.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #399 on: April 01, 2021, 09:10:09 PM »
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Progress has slowed to a crawl.

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Is this somehow related to the skiing all week post earlier?

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #400 on: April 01, 2021, 09:18:43 PM »
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Is this somehow related to the skiing all week post earlier?

Yep.  Took a spill on Championship at Crested Butte last Tuesday. Hit a frozen mogul and came down full weight on my left hand and ski pole. Thought I sprained my thumb but turns out I tore the ulnar collateral ligament which had to be repaired surgically.

I finished the day skiing but kinda knew I'd jacked up my thumb more than just a bruise.  There's an urgent care clinic at the base of Crested Butte (it's ski-up so very convenient) so went after skiing all day the following day.  X-ray showed no new fracture (there was an old one) but the doc there said my thumb was "loose" and that I should see an ortho doc back in the Springs ASAP.  Skied all day Thursday too even though I couldn't fit the brace into a ski glove.

Yesterday morning I went to the orthopedic group that did my shoulder repair in November thinking the hand specialist was going to tell me rest, ice, and a splint for a few weeks.  Next thing I know she's scheduling me for next-day surgery!  I'm still bewildered by how fast this all went!

Ironically I did the almost same thing, same thumb in 8th grade at Okemo, VT, 33 years ago.  That time the ligament held but the bone didn't, and it ripped a piece of bone out.  My gut says that it probably never fully stabilized since all they did for me then was 3 weeks in a cast, so it was probably ripe for further injury.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #401 on: April 01, 2021, 09:39:51 PM »
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Took a spill on Championship at Crested Butte last Tuesday.
Hit a frozen mogul and came down full weight on my left hand and ski pole.
Thought I sprained my thumb but turns out I tore the ulnar collateral ligament which had to be repaired surgically.
So, what you're saying is that there was collateral damage.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #402 on: April 01, 2021, 09:58:34 PM »
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Dave, Dave, Dave... :facepalm:
Somehow the “facepalm” seems appropriate; closest thing to faceplant I could find...
Get it healed soon, and stay off the slopes, at least this season...
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #403 on: April 01, 2021, 10:05:49 PM »
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You can still probably do more modeling and do it better one handed than a lot of us can do with both.  Hope it heals well and soon.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #404 on: April 01, 2021, 10:15:47 PM »
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That looks like plaster cloth.  Did you bandage it yourself?  Add some Sculptamold and make it look like a mountain.   :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:

In all seriousness, hope you heal fast!