LAYOUT PARTY 2022-2023 Fifteenth Annual International Winter Layout Party

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  1. in2tech

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    Alright new terminal strips ( small black terminal with 6 screws ) in from Amazon, and a test with one and it works. Man these N Scale turnout wires are tiny :) Curious to see how it goes with them? Whether they will help or be a pain? I'll find out!

    That kind of rats nest is what I am trying to avoid with all this, I hope so in the end?

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  3. RailMix

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    Still marking time and trying to get to the point where I can make some progress. Got the drawings done for the router jig and converted them to screen captures so I can take the laptop out to the garage with me. Otherwise, I'm in a holding pattern. Doctor is telling me to take it easy. It's driving me up the wall, but I am payiong attention to her advice. Maybe it's time to dig into the unbuilt kits.
     
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    So those adhesive things that I can't find the rest of, don't work. That is a piece of 2'x4' corkboard as my first piece of base. It's what I had before I bought the foam, and stilled used them, cause it helps dampen the sound as does the extra cork roadbed.

    So look what I figured out to attach the tiny wires. A household stapler, and it works, or at least on the tiny DCC wires and should work great on the WS lights. Not sure about the AC wires, but should. I will not staple to the wood, so I will have to use tape for now!

    Of course I have to take off that adhesive piece, was just testing! I might order a $10.00 staple gun from Amazon?

    You can see the 2'x4' cork board piece under the foam in the last picture. I have to paint it Black! Those Red coffee stirring things are where my WS lights, street and traffic, drop down through. Who knew all of this was going to take so long :) The way I am going I'll only have the wiring done, by the time the party ends :) If that?

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  5. nscalestation

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    Time for an update:

    The fascia from Carlin has been extended east to meet the recently installed wrap around the upper helix and the whole thing has received a coat of primer. Eventually there will be a hillside and tunnel portals. The lower area in this photo is the western end of the WP line at Winnemucca. This shows both the east and west ends of the visible portions of the layout.

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    Now I have started some work at the west end of Carlin where the scrap yard is going to be. This is a freelanced industry, so I need to come up with a name. Right now I am leaning toward calling it Silver State Salvage. So the area had already received a base coat of tile grout and I have penciled in the boundaries of the scrap yard property. I am trying to suggest that this industry extends beyond the front edge of the layout.

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    This afternoon I applied some more scenery material to some of the areas outside the property and am looking over some of the fencing materials I have laying around that I could use. Also reviewing some of the models I have that I might be able to make use of here.

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  6. Sumner

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    Nice work Brad.

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    I think you need to come visit for a week or so and I'll take you out to see some great canyon country and mountain scenery for part of the day and then you can help me with scenery on the layout the rest of the day. Love your scenery.

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