MODELING It's Monday, April 12th 2021: Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Apr 12, 2021

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a productive and good weekend, let's get started.

    Saturday: went exactly as planned. Steve came down with the yard modules and despite the rain from the incoming cold front, we got everything set up. We finished the last corner module and then set up the four piece 16 foot yard and started testing. Only one Anderson Power Pole needed to be replaced and we tested every track after cleaning. By lunch we were looking good. We enjoyed a good local lunch then came back and tied up some loose ends. By 5:00pm, we were loading up his car and called our day complete. We then took our wives out for some German food and spirits. We are in good shape for our first show. We plan to set up the entire module set up at his house in two weeks and run trains and trouble shoot as needed.

    Sunday: Nothing, not a dang thing. Call it the weather or a case of the blahs but we did absolutely nothing all day but take it easy and binge watch Star Trek Enterprise. Just as well to rest as this coming weekend will be railfan heavy.

    So how about you? What did you accomplish? Let us know. We'll assemble again on Friday the 16th to start the process all over again. Until then, have a great week, be safe, stay healthy and as always...

    High Greens!
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  2. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    I was in a kind of funk this past weekend (No apparent reason) - I did however get a few thing things done on my layout - replaced a grade crossing's planks, put a town's name on a water tank (Oxnard) and started in on long over due project - depot signs (For Oxnard Montalvo and Saticoy).
    I also washed my filthy truck.

    Hope Y'all had a great weekend,
  3. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

    I did not have a good weekend. I apparently ate something that most likely had tomatoes in it that I was not aware of. This sent off issues with the painful bladder syndrome starting Saturday afternoon. I still have some lingering effects this morning. The biggest issue to deal with today is the lack of sleep I got over the weekend.

    The wife and I did run some errands on Saturday. We went to Bed Bath and Beyond to pick up a new corner shelf she ordered to replace the one that kept falling off the wall. These are the types that have suction cups to stick to the tiles. We also stopped to grab a few garden things at the local hardware store. Spent the rest of the afternoon working in the yard and the gardens.

    Sunday, we did a pharmacy run. The weather was too wet to try to do anything outside.

    I finished painting the keystones, capstones, and bric-a-brac on the wall sections for the Engine House and sealed them on Saturday. On Sunday I worked on trying to develop a working trackplan for the engine facility yard. I have not gotten it quite right yet. If those missing switches would show up that might help.

    Here is the latest attempt on the yard.


  4. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Got most of what I wanted done. Managed to weather and finish 11 cars. 5 were part of the N&W hopper project for my brother and the 6 were Albemarle Division C&O rolling stock. While I wanted to work on scenery, I did not. I got diverted. Saturday, I had a Bachmann C&O Kanawha show up that I ordered so yesterday I spent time fooling around w/ that, adjusting CV's, etc and running trains.

    I must say I'm disappointed in the Bachmann. It is my first experience w/ the "sound value". It is pretty "cheesy" at best. I see a WOW sound conversion in my future. Plus, it won't pull very many cars up a 1.8% grade. I'll have to finally try some Bull Frog snot on it.

    All in all a good weekend. A good mix of getting stuff done and then running trains.

    Here are the N&W hoppers. I also threw some Speedwitch Media "chalkmarks" on them before I did the Dullcote overspray.

  5. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

    Pretty good weekend despite the side effects from the vaccine.

    Friday I got the shot. After that my body didn’t want to play. However I was able to continue work on my six foot module. It was a very productive week. Monday I laid track. By Sunday the mountain was complete. Friday Saturday and Sunday was spent building a cardboard strip mountain, plaster cloth, adding rocks, then covering the whole lot with joint compound. Wednesday I will paint everything and get ready to finish the ballasting. This whole week into next weekend will be spent building trees. [​IMG]
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  6. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    My weekend went well. Did some yard work but also made time for the layout and modeling projects.

    Got the Woodland Scenics barbed wire fence installed along Palisade Canyon Road and put up a blog post about it.

    Got the decks installed on my two flat cars that I have been working on for some time. Also got a few more decals done and these will soon be ready for Dullcoat.

    Also started installing more of the armored vehicles on the Micro-Trains DODX flat cars, and got a few excess items listed on that auction site.

    Hope you all enjoyed the weekend whatever you were doing.
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  7. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter


    I moved stuff around on my sorry excuse for a workbench...
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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    My Forney kit arrived. Have not been able to do more than open the box and glance at those contents. Just that quick view tells me it is a beauty!
  9. Mark St Clair

    Mark St Clair TrainBoard Member

    Had a good weekend. Completed a few of my objectives with a bit of a rough spot along the way.

    Started Friday with finding my hacksaw. Left it in the grab-n-go toolbox last time I used it.

    I decided on dimensions for the boiler bands on the Mikado. Final decision was to match, roughly, 1/32 (.031") chart tape. There will be at least one spot where I use the tape. Then I moved on to setting up the taper in the middle of the boiler. Things were going well until I knocked the lathe out of alignment. Operator error was the cause. This required a step back to realign everything. Nothing lost but time. After that I got the taper settings I wanted and an overall "ideal" set of dimensions.

    Things left undone were turning a test boiler, assembly of some T-trak modules and tool storage for the workspace.

    In between we had some nice walks, did a little grocery shopping and enjoyed a pizza on Saturday.

    Stay safe,
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I see a couple of MILW Boxcabs.....
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  11. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

    I thought you might notice those.
  12. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    Randy your work bench look amazingly similar to how mine looks right now.
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  13. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    I see a Little Joe peeking out too!:eek:
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  14. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

    Yes, there is one in there, barely showing though, good eye !
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  15. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

    Lots of progress by folks. Great for you. The most model RR thing this weekend was a Saturday trip to Gadsden (AL, US) for their annual train show which was skipped last year by city mandate. Started out rainy but cleared by the time grandson and I were headed home. Pretty good show. I wish there were more people there. The venue is by the tracks. A cool location. You can look east and see the old swing bridge from the grade perspective. The track level is bridge height due to the bluff on the Coosa river. I am still diagramming the hotel. Should have more progress this week. Diligence permitting. :D
  16. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    I ended up painting and got half the Arrowhead H39 Decaled over the weekend, also worked on the final payout for one the bowling leagues.
    Went to the club on Saturday and ran my Rapido FP7 and FB7's with a CP Passenger train, also went to a flooring place to look at laminate to replace the vinyl in the kitchen, hallway and second bath and the carpet(ugh) in the master bath.

    Started work on a PS 60' Boxcar kit., also looked for some missing decals somewhere in one of my stashes of decals.

    Rick Jesionowski
  17. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

    Getting closer to a major plywood purchase, but no hobby progress here. I am earning every minute of hobby time in the yard.
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  18. minesweeper

    minesweeper TrainBoard Member

    Bad weather plagued the weekend, and a new Mac Book plagued the modeling.
    Result: nothing much to see, apart from the handrail on the small house.
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    But if all goes well, the row of houses would be definitely attached. Next it is what I mostly love in model RRs, WIRING :cry::cry::cry: for the lighting of the whole village and the station platforms.

    Then I hope to finish details by the end of May and start packing.
  19. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

    Sunday I attended my second monthly club meeting at the Sebring (Ohio) Model Railroad Club. Three meetings in six months are required before the club can vote to accept me as a full member.

    Tuesday, I was back at the club helping a much smaller crew mark switch positions, drill holes, and mark locations for tortoise switch machines at the yard for our new port facility. With continued effort, we can lay track in the next couple weeks and return the two upper main lines to service.

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