MODELING It's Monday, November 28th, 2022: Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Nov 28, 2022

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend, whether long or regular did you got a lot done? I also hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Let's dive in and see how we all did.

    Thursday: As expected. Wednesday night I got home from work and baked a pumpkin and pecan pie then up Thursday morning to start the smoker. By 8:37am the turkey was in, and the smell of hickory smoke filled the air. A busy morning in the kitchen as Ang and I prepared all our favorites including a butternut squash I picked up the last time I was home in NH. The day was nice and relaxing with Angela's dad and grandma in attendance. Latter Jared showed up and we visited until 8:00. We went to bed soon after and slept well.

    Friday: Ang had the day off but not me; I still had a bunch to do with Athearn before I could punch out at 1:00pm. With the half day of work done, I started working on the backdrop only to realize I did not have enough material. I worked through as far as I could and called it a day.

    Saturday: Was Thanksgiving part II. And a sign of winter, as we drove the Mustang one last time before putting her into winter storage. This time, Angela's 90-year-old Grandma played host to the turkey day celebrations with Angela assisting, and we got our fill of good food. I washed both Angela's car which we picked up after having some repairs done, then cleaned up the Mustang. Before we knew it was time to park the Mustang, add fuel stabilizer and hook up the battery tender then cover her up for her long winter nap. We drove home just past 6:00pm and called my dad on the way home, catching up with his holiday festivities.

    Sunday: Was a lazy day. I slept in and it was raining. It was a good day to drink coffee and get the shop/layout room organized, something that it has needed for months. With the two rooms picked up and organized I took Ang out for a quick dinner before relaxing some more and calling it a weekend. Now back to the regular grind.

    So how about you? How was your long or short weekend? How was your holiday? Let us know. We are back on track for regular service at least until Christmas, which means we will gather again on Friday the 2nd of December. Until then, have a great week, be safe, stay healthy and as always...

    High Greens!
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    As I figured, mostly just work. Pretty well worn down from that.

    The engine house kit I had acquired for my HOn30 "empire" is simply too large of a footprint. I searched and found a really nice laser kit, which should be a much better option. I like the appearance presented. It was showing as out of stock everywhere, including :mad: Walthers. Called the manufacturer directly and found out it is readily available! So ordered it from there and hopefully will be here today or tomorrow.

    Have a freight loading ramp laser kit in process of assembly right now. And that was about all for my weekend. Better than nothing at all. :rolleyes:
  3. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    Good mornin to Y'all,
    Hope Y'all had a great Thanksgiving!!

    I managed to sneak a few minutes of MRRing.
    Changed the wheel sets out on my next project locomotives. As well as get the factory paint stripped off.
    I also turned down the ginormous flanges of my Lifelike PA's -- now they will run on code 55

    Y'all have a great week!!
  4. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Good morning all. Happy Turkey Sandwich week!

    Long weekend went just as I thought. Turkey was good, did some decorating, NC State beat UNC in football, and I got some miscellaneous things done in the train room.

    • Cleaned up the train room
    • Worked on a couple of scenery areas.
    • Tuned up several cars
    • Cleaned up the workshop from both modeling and Christmas decorating
    • Never got around to running the track cleaners. Maybe later this week.
    Here are a couple of shots from under the mainline bridge on the north side of the layout.

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2022
  5. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    Good morning all,

    I was able to accomplish what I set out to do and the last piece of bench work in place between the upper helix and the upper return loop / staging yard. Now figuring out the exact track layout and how to accomplish some serial staging on the return loop.

  6. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

    The weekend went much as I expected, with some minor variations:

    started early at church as our community came together to prepare and deliver nearly about 900 Thanksgiving dinners. Some of our folks started arriving at church at 6:30 am (or earlier) to start preparations and to warm up the 19 large roasters, with deliveries starting before 10:00. By noon we were nearly done so I headed to the hospital to visit one of our folks who was having a miserable Thanksgiving fighting a post surgical infection, and then to our family T-Day dinner at my brother's house.

    Friday, I did my homework and then started reading stuff that I might use on my upcoming research paper.

    Saturday, my wife and I drove to our optometrist for our annual vision exam and then to a friend's house (where my wife's favorite horse lives). There was not any horseback riding because no one goes in the woods during deer season. After our return home I read some more academic papers.

    Sunday, was church, a quick dinner, and then out to the train club, where I counted money from our open house, did some bookkeeping, and prepared the bank deposit. After that, I read more papers about the finer points of Bronze Age weaponry.

    We had 280 adult, paying, guests at our two open-house weekends, plus some additional monies from concessions and selling some of Dad's train ornaments, which made a decent sized deposit. Despite our older members memories of having that many visitors in a single day in years past, we are deeply grateful for all the folks that took the time to visit us and give us gifts.
  7. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    Did not get as much done as I wanted to last weekend. Decaled most of a 65’ mill gon and did not work at all on the IMRC 1958 cf covered hopper. But I did pick up and put away a lot of stuff from the work bench and the surrounding area.

    Bowling went well on Friday as the team won 7 points and I had my highest game of the season. Had a good time at the club on Saturday.

    Rick Jesionowski
  8. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

    Wow! Busy Thanksgiving! :) Persistence paid off! (y) I hate "ginormous" flanges! :whistle: I love "miscellaneous"! ;) Helix looks like a work of art. :cool: Nice open house. :D Organizing is important. (y) I did not get much done myself. :oops: I visited the local MR club. Then I spent some time "thinking" about what to do next. :rolleyes: I am very optimistic about finishing the current project this week. ;) All have a safe, great week. :D

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Even with a couple of extra days, really didn't find the time to get much done. I had one more pack of metal wheels that I forgot I had so got 3 more cars upgraded. Ran trains for a little bit but only DC stuff. Didn't get to programming the few DCC engines I have yet. All in all, it was a nice and quiet Thanksgiving. Hope you all enjoyed it in some way as well. Now on to the Christmas season!
  10. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

    Are you just now adding DCC to your layout?

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  11. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

    "nscalestation" that is nicely done round-a-bout.
    I still don't have N gauge DCC. Too expensive.
  12. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Well, I have had the ability to do it for a long time now but I have never done more than a couple of test runs with one engine still set to the factory address. Finally time to step up a level :)
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  13. MRLdave

    MRLdave TrainBoard Member

    Probably won't get anything done till after Christmas.....our club was asked to provide trains for the Santa Claus display at the local mall, so we'll be running trains everyday till Dec. 23rd. We jumped ship, and instead of our usual NTRAK, we are doing O and G scale in big loops around the tree on a raised deck.
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