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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2021, 08:00:21 PM »
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All the really dirty work is done, old wallboard removed.  Got some electrical to move around.  Remove studs, layout new walls around the furnace and on to the walls around the basement.



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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2021, 08:09:59 PM »
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All the really dirty work is done, old wallboard removed.  Got some electrical to move around.  Remove studs, layout new walls around the furnace and on to the walls around the basement.



Looks like beginnings of a very nice layout room (and eventually a layout).
 As I see it, you are doing it the right way: finish the layout room, then build the layout in it.  So much more pleasant to operate than a beautiful layout in an unfinished basement.  I know that for some that is not an option, but when it is, it's nice to see it done that way.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2021, 08:19:43 PM »
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Looks like beginnings of a very nice layout room (and eventually a layout).
 As I see it, you are doing int the right way: finish the layout room, then build the layout in it.  So much more pleasant to operate than a beautiful layout in an unfinished basement.  I know that for some that is not an option, but when it is, it's nice to see it done that way.

I half assed it in the other side when I rebuilt version 2.0 to double deck it.  I didn't bother with exterior walls, but did add the drop ceiling which was a big help with lighting.  Since the old garage did not have any lighting or outlets other than a few utility outlets, I'm going full rehab out there.  Once I get the walls placed out there, I'll continue into the current layout room as time/funds allow.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2021, 08:27:53 PM »
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Got the main part of the coal dealer office done.  Now I need to build a scale.

Very nice; would be interested to know how you are achieving the weathered wood look.


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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2021, 08:30:02 PM »
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Reese, you keep this up and you'll end up taking over the hole left when Mark4Design closed up shop

Maybe one day. I do have some plans to do more shells that he did in time.

A good SD38/38-2 shell would be welcome by a lot of us!

I've had a couple people ask about a SD38-2 shell, so a couple variations of that may happen soon.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2021, 08:31:18 PM »
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RGS 455 hammers uphill on Bridge 57-B over the Dolores River at Gallagher.



A Silverton RR freight detours over RGS Bridge 45-A at Ophir:



Rico...sauve?



The Placerville Garage got a Ford Model A tow truck I promptly weathered.



Looking over Bridge 45-B at Ophir.


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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2021, 08:45:26 PM »
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This weekend I've finished the electronics panel for Staging West, all wired up, programmed and tested:




McGuyvered some coil motors to a 3-Way turnout at the throat of Staging West:




And started on the electroncs panel in Staging East:




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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2021, 09:14:08 PM »
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Very nice; would be interested to know how you are achieving the weathered wood look.

Thanks,

I stain the basswood with a gray colored stain and then lightly brush the color on putting more under the eaves and less towards the bottom.  I pick some random boards to color more heavily.

Check this video out starting at around the 3 minute mark.  It is HO but the process scales well.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2021, 09:40:15 PM »
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Managed to find some MTL Center beams, "F63" and started a headache.
So far only one eyelet snapped.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2021, 10:12:59 PM »
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I ran the SD38 on the printer today, and almost everything fit according to plan. The cab doesn't fit because I can't read my calipers correctly, but a quick dimension change will fix that.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2021, 10:17:07 PM »
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How do you keep the prints that long from curling up?

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2021, 10:25:36 PM »
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How do you keep the prints that long from curling up?

I over support my models as well as add a couple extra seconds of exposure to the base layers so I know everything will stick and stay in place.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2021, 10:55:32 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2021, 11:59:17 PM »
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Reese, you keep this up and you'll end up taking over the hole left when Mark4Design closed up shop
I am almost hesitant to mention that I have 3 SD38 and 1 SD38AC shell by Mark4 Design. I got these to model BC Hydro Rail units, but don't know if I'll ever get to it.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2021, 05:56:51 AM »
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Just a quick note for @Dave V:  I went through Rico this year at the end of the summer.  I was surprised to see the water tower standing, pretty well restored/ preserved.  The rest of the area was pretty overgrown, like impassable, so it was hard to tell what had been where but the water tower was still very cool to see.   8)
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