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Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« on: March 23, 2008, 01:53:12 PM »
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Post them if you got them.

For me, I took down some of the old original sections of the layout, and will rebuild them with modular sections.

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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 01:57:03 PM »
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Ditto - My layout is gone, room cleaned and organized and off to Home Depot to kill a few trees. Happy Easter from Sunny California.



« Last Edit: March 24, 2008, 04:04:56 PM by chuck geiger »
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 02:31:36 PM »
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Slow weekend recovering from major oral surgery last week. My wife was thrilled that I was silent for several days.  ;D  I did take the time to finish the artwork for the SP C-30-4 Caboose and revised the artwork for the Nn3 DRGW Stockcar. I also started packaging this to sell. Chain that is 52 LPI (Links Per Inch).

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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008, 02:33:20 PM »
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I just filled one of my Picasa albums - there are now 500 photographs of prototype trains in one album. Haven't really done much modeling so far this year.

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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008, 03:12:24 PM »
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Hi, everybody,

The obligatory Kato N scale Daylight shots on my layout:





Amazing that Kato Japan can produce a steam locomotive in N scale of this
quality at the price that they do.

Have a good week, all!

:-)
John Sing
Sarasota, FL
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 03:20:33 PM »
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Since we had 2" of snow today, which all melted in a few hours, I took the opportunity to get some snaps.



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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 03:39:51 PM »
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Slow weekend recovering from major oral surgery last week. My wife was thrilled that I was silent for several days.  ;D  I did take the time to finish the artwork for the SP C-30-4 Caboose and revised the artwork for the Nn3 DRGW Stockcar. I also started packaging this to sell. Chain that is 52 LPI (Links Per Inch).



Okay, that just doesn't look like anything...
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 03:51:28 PM »
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It's been three years since my camera ventured up to Westover, the highest point on my layout, some 30 inches above the start. Nothing's changed, so here's a shot from back then.


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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008, 03:57:23 PM »
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Just messing around with Green, white and black  ;D

BNSF GP50 - Mark 4 Design Long Hood.






Yes someone stole it's wheels while it was parked up :o :o :o

It's nowhere near finished.
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008, 04:17:53 PM »
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Still suffering from the passenger bug.....

A Puddington Valley Combine (# 75) has been tailing some locals.....







This "in progress" shot shows the colour a bit better.....



The car was an Atlas combine - it received some more windows and the "usual treatment" - gold metal steps and ladders, marker lights, window shades and passengers.....

I also have begun to build a small collection of foreign road Pullman's and sleepers; many of these could be found as part of summer CP Canadian and CN Super Continental consists so it gives me an excuse to model a few oddities.....

First off the bench (well not off, it's not finished as you can see) is a B&O Slumbercoach.....



Sorry for the poor pics... hard to get tuscan and B&O blue to show up..... ::)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2008, 04:21:01 PM by Puddington »
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2008, 04:45:35 PM »
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Well I blame Erik... :)

Instead of doing something productive (like working on N-Trak moduals) I went and chopped up a E&C/LBF gondola this weekend.
It still needs to be lowered, detailed & painted but the major surgery is done... 

Edit: the gray putty & white background don't go together well...

« Last Edit: March 23, 2008, 04:48:18 PM by Ryan87 »
Swimming in a sea of Action Red...

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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2008, 06:17:10 PM »
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I wasn't planning on doing much scenery this year, but the static grass article got me interested again.  Among the rest of the projects, I played with some grass effects.


[img width= height=]http://lh6.google.com/wcfn100/R-bU8bxWosI/AAAAAAAABSc/HPwPI1KJsu0/s800/DSC_0156.JPG.jpg[/img]




I also found out the one of my soldering irons is too hot for laying rail. It delaminates the copper cladding from the pc material, oops.  So I need to go and replace some ties to finish the track.


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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2008, 06:25:37 PM »
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No modeling for me this weekend, I was tilling the garden at my parent's house yesterday morning.  Yesterday afternoon I started some needed maintenance on the boat in order to prepare it for this coming summer.
Thanks much,
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2008, 07:31:20 PM »
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No modeling here, either; have been putting down a new floor in the family room (basement), of which my office/workshop occupies a third. On the broght side, having to move absolutely everything at least twice has forced me to do some serious re-organizing.
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Re: Weekend Update - 23 March 2008
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2008, 07:48:30 PM »
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As I've been asked to demonstrate DCC programing at the upcoming Brisbane Train show, I decided I needed an "off the layout" programming track. So over the last week I've come up with this:





I now can program and test decoder equiped locos and alter sound files in Loksound locos.