MODELING It’s Friday, January 11th 2018: Weekend Modeling Plans

Jim Wiggin Jan 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well it’s time once again to plan for the weekend.

    Again, not much for me. My biggest goal is to order some track for the layout so I can fix it next weekend but other than that, not much. I plan to wait on doing anything more until after the big show in a few weeks.

    So how about you? What do you have planned? Let us know. We’ll come back on Monday the 7th to see how we all did. Until then, have a great weekend, be safe and as always...

    High Greens!
     
  2. chandlerusm

    chandlerusm TrainBoard Member

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    Work on the beer distributor... first attempt at a really long loading dock... post a few photos...
     
  3. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    I hope to get the decaling done on my friends NYO&W NW2's. That's about it -- for the moment. Perhaps I'll start on a Rock Island project I've had in the wings for a very long time.

    Y'all have a great weekend,
    Wolf
     
  4. Kitbash

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    Start hooking up Tortoise machines I installed in the sraging yard. They’ll be controlled by 4 Digitrax DS64’s. 17 total routes.

    Will also work on scenery I started last weekend (cardboard shell and plaster). I was able to find a good source of plaster cloth so I ordered 8 rolls Sunday night and got it this week, so I’m good to go.

    Have a great, modeling-productive weekend.
     
  5. chandlerusm

    chandlerusm TrainBoard Member

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    Loading dock for the long warehouse... 8 sections of 3-D printed docks off an auction site. Glued together over a cardboard base added some brush along the trackside. Debated grouting the joins but decided to see how it looked this way.

    Waiting for the glue to set...

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    Ordered some styrene sheets to hopefully start scratch building the warehouse but that will be next weekend I think.


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  6. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    We will see what happens. I have lots to do in the train room. Everything from electronics to plaster cloth.
     
  7. Atani

    Atani TrainBoard Member

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    I have a rather busy schedule this weekend with tomorrow being almost fully booked with travel to/from Sacramento CA (leaving around 7:30AM and won't be back home until close to 3PM) but my plans for the weekend (as posted in my layout thread here):
    • add feeders for the three new staging tracks
    • wire CT coils for detection circuits
    • install staging DCC bus wires
    • cut wood for the helix (still have 1 1/4 turns ready to put in but was waiting for staging track to be in and complete first)
    • cut a ton of spacers for the helix turns
    • install programming track (low priority)
    • start to implement LCC on ESP32
     
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  8. jhn_plsn

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    I hope to finish wiring feeders for my small modular yard. I added a 20" extension to facilitate a tail/drill track a couple weeks ago. Today I glued track down, added track bus, and Loconet cable. I know it does not look or sound very exciting but when my small group sets up we will now be able to have a dedicated freight yard with a separate intermodal yard. This will help us sort for the Port of LA and outlying switching, separately. Shoot, we may need more people but that's a good problem.
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  9. WM183

    WM183 TrainBoard Member

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    Working on installing a can motor (complete) and adding all wheel pickup to the tender (currently being planned over a cup of coffee) to one of my NYC brass engines.

    The coffee is important.
     
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