MODELING It's Monday, April 13th 2020: Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Apr 13, 2020

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome back everyone and I hope you had not only a good weekend, but also a Happy Easter. My schedule is so mixed up right now, I had forgotten the Easter Holiday on the Friday WMP thread. I sure hope today is Monday.

    Saturday: Well after weeks, no months, I was finally able to finish my CTC panel and box for the B&M layout.

    The project took too long, but life has been interesting if nothing else. This design allows set up and take down to go a bit smoother as the throttle holder, CTC panel and tool holder is one piece that attached with two wing nuts. Hopefully in the not to distant future we will have shows again so I can test my theory.

    Sunday: Was supposed to be rainy but somehow the rain never showed up and it was in the 60's. I took advantage of this by doing something I have wanted to do since last August. I started re-organizing the garage so that the one wall would be designated as my woodworking area. All of the RC planes are destined to be sold, so this frees up a huge amount of room. I still have a ways to go, but I got a huge chunk of it done. Angela and I also celebrated a "just the two of us" Easter with ham, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs and strawberry cake. Of course a chocolate bunny was in there too.

    So how about you? How was your Easter weekend? Let us know, with an image or two if have any. We'll reassemble again on Friday the 17th to start the process all over again. Until then, stay happy, healthy and safe and as always...

    High Greens!
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Finished the module track work, as much as able to at this point. Waiting on a scratch building item and a loading ramp kit.
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  3. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    I have finally made significant progress on my TR6B

    It will be SP road # 4700

    Just about ready for paint -- a few more tweaks and a little more prep work.


    Hope Y'all had a great, safe and healthy weekend!!
  4. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

    I spent some time loading cars into sidings on the paper template, continued reorganizing and cleaning up the hobby area, and changes 24 car's worth of wheelsets from plastic to metal. And now I'm out of FVM wheels again.
  5. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

    I went from this
    To this
    To this
    To this....
    And this
  6. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Jim: Great job on the panel and side shelf. I'm trying to draw out my panels in Auto Cad to have the fronts printed. I need to get off my duff and get that finished. You inspired me! I like the way you did the shelf.

    This weekend I spent quite a bit of time on the Interchange, VA scene. I always forget how much time scenery and buildings take, which makes the weekend fly by. So, this again is current progress. Ground cover and buildings need some sprucing up.

  7. rray

    rray Staff Member

    I started construction on a replacement roundhouse for my TTZ module. I got the basic framework done:

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Well, got some of what I set out to do this weekend done on Saturday. Sunday ended up being streaming movie day with the family after streaming church and having lunch. Worked on some roads on the layout. Worked on the scenic divide a little but didn't get it back in place. Made progress on the bulk dry goods trailer and the electrical substation did make it to the workbench. I also had a bunch of road signs that needed the post painted and I was able to finish that up. Now I can start installing some of them.
  9. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Thank you Kitbash, you're too kind. I have the complete build on this on my B&M layout thread in the N scale forum if you would like to read more. Thank's again for the kind words.
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  10. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    Good morning,

    Did get my warehouse interior scene project done. Sample photo below, more on a blog post I made on Sunday afternoon.


    I also got a coat of gray enamel on the light valance I put up a couple weeks ago and on some throttle holders I had made earlier. Easter was quiet here too, on Saturday I brought out the Webber for the first time this season and grilled some chicken.

    Looks like a lot of modeling got done this weekend, everyone stay healthy.
  11. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

    Everything looks outstanding! I got tender drawbar and coupler attached. Next is the upper tank and coal bin. :cool:
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  12. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

    I test ran my new Atlas Lehigh & Hudson River C420 locos. I also weathered some wheels and trucks for some PS-2 Covered hoppers.
  13. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    Got a little time in on my passenger station. All 28 windows and doors are installed along with all the capstones. Now the next step is to install the "glass".
  14. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

    1. Nearly completed painting the kids play room. We have carpet tile ordered for next week, so baseboard will have to wait.

    2. No electrical work done in the layout space, but I did take down a couple small sections of non load bearing stud wall. Too short to reuse as studs, but perfect for more layout vertical supports. I have a small stack that I can work on installing throughout the week in the evenings.

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