MODELING It's Friday, July 12th 2019: Weekend Modeling Plans

Jim Wiggin Jul 12, 2019

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be. It's time to gather around at the station of creativity and grab a chair, an iced beverage of your choice and tell us what you have planned in the work shop this weekend. As of Monday night, I officially joined the ranks as a "Grandpa." My step daughter, Shelby gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and what a cutie she is. Soon she will learn of Grandpa's trains and as with any grand child, spoiling will come from the grandparents! With that said, I'm sure there will be grand daughter interruptions not only this weekend but many others and I probably wont mind much.

    Saturday: With most of the lumbar cut out out, I hope to start assembly of a mount on the wall, shadow box that I have started for my portable N scale B&M layout. If you remember, I built this layout from two T-Trak 3 foot modules. It was designed for one day shows when setting up the City Job would be impractical. Both modules have the track work complete and the first module even has some scenery at this point. Running it the other day reminded me how much fun it is, so rather than leave it in its transport box, why not have it out and running. I cut up the majority of the lumbar last night that will include the three wall mounts, the lower braces that hold the modules and the upper braces that will hold the valance and LED lighting. I'll detail the construction in another thread.

    Sunday: Domestic duties will no doubt need to be done, however I will have to make time to work on the City Job. I'm heading to the St. Louis RPM meet on July 26th with the layout and since I'll be set up across from the Burlington Route Historical Society, I'll be sprucing things up a bit. I've also started building a cassette for the layout which will allow me to set up trains and plug them into the layout. This will be a good stand in until I get the new modules built.

    So how about you? What do you have planned for the coming weekend? Let us know. We'll assemble once again on Monday the 15th to see how we all did. Until then, stay cool, have fun, be safe and as always...

    High Greens!
  2. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    For me, probably nothing -- MRR wise.

    Saturday: We are taking our Granddaughter down to the San Diego Zoo safari park. Man -- it is going to be hot... but, should be a blast.

    Sunday -- ??

    Hope Y'all have a great weekend,
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    With temps in the 90s with high humidity, staying inside is welcome. I hope to make more progress on my block control panel. I had to order some alphabet decals for my wiring terminals, so progress will be limited until they arrive. I hoped to use leftover alphabet decals from old projects, but my selection was limited and not very suitable.
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    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    So many layout projects, I am not sure what to do next. Sometimes I get down to the layout with a plan and end up going a totally different direction. Also have a couple of freight car decal projects to get started on. No idea what the wife has planned yet so hobby time will have to be fit in around that.

    Happy weekend everyone!!!!!
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  5. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

    Been a busy train week for me. NMRA convention all past week finishing up at the national train show. Friday I found a few items. Saturday I will start at the show then finish up with a clinic on JRMI then I will be done and will be spending some time with the family.

    With the purchase of these two locos I now have three, they will make a great consist.[​IMG]
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  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

    Here is some inspiration. A painting of "The fall of 1950 finds B&M 2-6-0 No. 1427 with a train of mixed freight crossing the small trestle and fill across Railroad Pond in Milford, NH."
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Well, after a 2600 mile, five extra days in transit side trip, (no thanks to USPS! :mad: ), my HOn30 critter kit is finally here. You can guess what will be happening.... :)
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  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    Sounds like a new "build thread" is coming soon!:D

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