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Weekend Update 1/6/13
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:30:51 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 07:45:01 PM »
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Non-thrilling but essential progress on the Nn3 WR&N VI: the subroadbed is complete.



More detail in the engineering report: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=27762.msg296584#msg296584
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 09:23:20 PM »
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Good to see the Nn3 rollin'


I did some rock work. Mixed in some rubber rocks with sculptamold. Spray painted it all and this is the india ink wash.




When I first built the layout I was thinking of this deep rock cut:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/284349/

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 09:28:03 PM »
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Connected the team track (the loop nearest the edge) and the mainline and wired everything up.    I need a break from tracklaying now..   back to some modelling projects that have been languishing on the workbench.




« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 09:33:30 PM by BCRail_FSJ »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 10:22:02 PM »
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Added a new yard track and some capacity to my HCD layout through some motivation from fellow asshats.  Went from this . . .


 . . . to this.


Now, I just need a friggin' Atlas code 55 #5 left hand turnout to reconnect the A&R locomotive facility and the A&BP (ex-SOU) interchange.  Anybody got an extra?   :(

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 10:34:03 PM »
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Now, I just need a friggin' Atlas code 55 #5 left hand turnout to reconnect the A&R locomotive facility and the A&BP (ex-SOU) interchange.

Can't wriggle a rightie in there somehow? Jiggle the tracks around until something fits? Might look cool...
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 10:44:00 PM »
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Can't wriggle a rightie in there somehow? Jiggle ... around until something fits?

That's what she said.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 10:49:00 PM »
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Finally did a little project that I've been sitting on for quite awhile.  I've got two of these sitting around.



I've been meaning to get them upgraded to DCC for quite some time.  I finally sat down and followed Ron Beardon's instructions. ( http://www.tcsdcc.com/public_html/Customer_Content/Installation_Pictures/N_Scale/Atlas/Trainmaster/Trainmaster%20AMD1%20(2).pdf )  The instructions were very well written, and within an hour, I had a DCC-enabled track cleaning car vacuuming up my mainline.  Here's what one lap picked up.



The second lap picked up almost as much.  Seems to justify my purchase of two of them.  (Although I admit I turned up the speed of the rotor the second time around.)  I now have a decision.  I read about a guy that hard-wired two of these units together.  That provides 16-wheel pickup, and allows both units to be powered from one decoder.  I plan on running the two as a pair anyway, so permanently connecting them is an option.  On the flip side, putting a discrete decoder in each would be more flexible, and would simplify putting the things together.  Not sure which way to go.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 10:49:50 PM »
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I made some good progress on two projects.
 Five BCR ballast hoppers which started as Walthers cars and were heavily
modified.









And my model of CRS-20 number 601, as she was when she pulled
 the Pacific Starlight Dinner Train, is ready for handrails,
some pilot details, and then paint.  It started out as a
True Line Trains high-hood RS18.







That's it for me.  I'm off to Disney World in three days for a week of no snow with the family and a Marathon.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 11:01:19 PM »
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Spent a little quality time in the train room this evening before picking up Andy for the weekend.  This is an old shot, but it's one of my favorites.



We're working out the logistics of having this scene and some of the railroading around it survive as a part of the Nickel Plate.  Stay tuned for further developments.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 11:06:17 PM »
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Can't wriggle a rightie in there somehow? Jiggle the tracks around until something fits? Might look cool...

I've tried, and it just doesn't flow naturally.  That is, of course, with trying to salvage the existing interchange and locomotive facility.  I'm going down to the layout room to see if I can design something completely different.  More later.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 11:08:49 PM »
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I'm going down to the layout room to see if I can design something completely different.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 11:10:40 PM »
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I like how the layout's progressing, Dave.  I'll have to spend some quality time with your engineering report if it's slow at work tomorrow!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 11:11:14 PM »
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This shot makes me very nostalgic for the WM Western Lines.  I will miss it tremendously.  I am really disappointed that we never got a full-blown ops session after the new yard was built.  What I won't miss is the extremes in weather every time I visited: snowstorms or 100+ degree heat.  Heh, I sacrificed a windshield on that snowy trip.  Good times.

We're working out the logistics of having this scene and some of the railroading around it survive as a part of the Nickel Plate.  Stay tuned for further developments.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/13
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 11:11:41 PM »
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Lee,

I feel like I'm in some manner of mourning over the slow dismantling of the WM.  However, knowing the speed at which you work and your talent for producing 3 feet of railroad with every 1 foot of supplies, I can't wait to see the new compact WM.

I still think you need to join the HCD club.  You know you want to join the Daves.  One of us...one of us...one of us...
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