MODELING It's Monday, April 8th 2019: Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Apr 8, 2019

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome back fellow modelers of all things railroad. It's time to discuss what you got a accomplished over the weekend.

    Saturday: I started my weekend off with our NMRA quarterly meeting, held in Newington NH. I had great weather and a beautiful drive to the south east side of the Granite state. The meeting had three great presentations including "How to scratch build a locomotive", an introduction to LCC and finally a slide presentation of 1950's and 60's Midwest railroading. Guess what city would pop up every few pictures? Yup, good ole Galesburg Illinois! After the meeting, there was a layout tour of two layouts, one of which was N. Well, I went to the N scale layout and was blown away. John, the layout owner, built a fantastic 3 level N scale layout of 1970's Maine, featuring the BAR and MEC. The code 55 track, scratch built structures and scenery were some of the best I've seen. Naturally all four N scale NMRA members hit it off and encouraged me to stay in N and keep the City Job. It was a great day.

    Sunday: I only partly got a chance to play with the City Job. With the Dartmouth show this coming weekend, I'm busy building switchlists and organizing items for Saturday afternoons set up.

    So how about you? What did you get done over the weekend? Let us know! We'll do it again, starting Friday the 12th. Until then, have a great week, keep it safe and as always...

    High Greens!
  2. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

    Yep the structure I am building I have decided upon what pieces will be used and now has paint. I’ve also located the paperwork to make waybills. Now to read the MR article again from 2012 and start making said waybills.

    Since the computer crashed a couple years ago my rosters disappeared. Time to start a new one and retake inventory. Oh the pain.....not what I really want to do today.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  3. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

    After months of not having a layout up, I mounted Playa Desnuda to my garage wall.
    I am 6'5", I am now thinking about building a replica Porters step stool for visitors so they can see the layout...
  4. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    I managed to paint my BL-2 --- not my best paint (masking) job. Man, I can see why the Rock Island went with a single color --- what a pain in the rear!!
    (I have corrected the separation lines -- she is ready for a coat of clear gloss)


    Next, I will be working on the fuel and water tank --

    Hope Y'all had a great weekend,
  5. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Got several things done I wanted, but not all.

    Labeled wiring below the staging yard.
    Worked on the tall center bridge pier. That took some time. Built a jig on plywood so I could build 2 sides of the pier exactly the same.

    Took some pictures of the jig I built and some of the labeling, but never uploaded them.
    Hardcoaler likes this.
  6. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    Put together a test grade to prove out the feasibility of a new trackplan. Will be posting the results in more detail in the layout design forum as they may be of general interest. IMG_0827.JPG
    Hardcoaler, SP-Wolf and Kurt Moose like this.
  7. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

    Getting the waybills made up. I now have two
    Different trains routes from the coal load out to my staging both directions [​IMG]
  8. minesweeper

    minesweeper TrainBoard Member


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