SoCalBNSF N Scale Layout

steveparkinson Jul 6, 2017

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    steveparkinson TrainBoard Member

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    Did my first weathering of covered hoppers this past week and made another short video, enjoy and thanks for watching!



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    Looking good!!!!
     
  3. steveparkinson

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    Not a bad week. Been working on the yard ends.... added a locomotive facility at one end and a car shop at the other. Track installed and feeders installed on both ends. Just needs to be wired into the main bus....

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    Also added some loads to some of my flats, just need weathering now.....

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    Also swapped out my first 25 cars with metal wheels (Two more 100 packs on the way), and replaced some short couplers on a few new locomotives.

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  4. spiffy trains

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    Sweet layout. Loads and weathering looks great.
     
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    Short video I put together of a few clips on my layout, enjoy! Not getting too much done right now because of the heat.



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    Looks great. Thanks for the update.
     
  7. steveparkinson

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    Another video I made yesterday. Enjoy and thanks for the feedback/comments.

    Steve




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    I like the train speed ...(y)(y)(y)(y)(y). Seen way to many videos of n scale freight trains running at bullet train speeds !!!
     
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    Amen to that, George! I agree. (y)
     
  10. WFOJeff

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    Thank you Friend, enjoyed that relaxing video.

    Made me think of my layout while watching, it is taking me forever to ballast. I think I have completed about 35' of somewhere around 300' of track.
    Ballasting around my turnouts/switches seems to take close to a day each with testing...
     
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    Thanks Jeff, it’s painstaking work doing ballast and I really don’t like doing it. The end result though is well worth the time and work put into it though.

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    A short run by I did and uploaded, clip contains some patched boxcars I did by hand (last 4 cars before the KCS). I was going to wait to upload until I had a few more clips but I went well over 10,000 views on the YouTube channel so I had a reason to do it sooner.



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  13. WFOJeff

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    Thank you for the video, very nice work.
     
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  14. nd-rails

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    Nice layout.
    Would recommend not to put tall buildings at front/ next to fascia as over-reach results in frequent damage.
    Regards Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave, most of them are already further in so I don’t make that mistake twice!

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