MODELING It's Friday, January 22nd 2021: Weekend Modeling Plans

Jim Wiggin Jan 22, 2021

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Good Morning, good evening, where ever you may be. Welcome to that gateway to the weekend. I hope you all had a good week and are ready to tell us of your plans. Let's get started.

    Saturday: Ever since Christmas ended, the weekends have brought snow and ice so Angela will not let me take down the outdoor Christmas lights. I've determined this is the weekend those lights come down. After that I have the home office/studio project waiting for me with just a little bit left in the way of cleaning, then I'll be building a backdrop suitable for the live feeds I conduct every week. If I get that done, I'll move the office items in there and the previous desk I am using now will be the perfect work station for model trains.

    Sunday: Whatever isn't finished on Saturday, will likely spill over to today. There are some items I would like to finish on my N scale shadow box, mainly the wooded clips to hold the skirt, finish painting the blue backdrop and maybe installing my LED lighting. We'll see as the weekends are usually full of distractions.

    So how about you? What do you have planned for the weekend? Let us know. We'll assemble again on Monday the 25th to see how we all did. Until then, have a great weekend, for those under the weather, get well soon, for the rest of us, stay healthy and for all of us, be happy, be safe and as always...

    High Greens!

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Haven't been sleeping well this week so if tonight turns out bad as well, probably just a lot of napping. If I do get some energy, I have a little more to do on a shelf project and getting started on a roof for the grain silos.

    Hope you all have a great weekend!!!!
  3. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

    We have rain today and tomorrow so its indoor work season! Which means removing the Christmas Decorations inside (delayed due to the wife's wrist surgery), maybe trying to reconstitute the garage into something useful, and further organization of the train area. The non-layout portions just aren't working for me.

    Or I may just F'n run trains man.
  4. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Well, this weekend:
    1. More building work on various structures
    2. As with last weekend, I have 3 more freight cars sitting on my workbench that need "attention"
    3. Start wiring and labeling underneath the riser to the the future coal branch. I have to get the track in the riser (future tunnel) wired before I can cover it w/ plywood that will be the base for the elevated coal branch. One of my long term goals this year is to get the coal branch base built with at lease some track on it.
    4. Of course, as the superintendent and chairman, 1,2, or 3 above is subject to change as I see fit.
  5. nscalestation

    nscalestation TrainBoard Supporter

    Good morning all,

    I have started to prepare the 2 Central Valley bridges for installation on my layout expansion so that is what I will be working on this weekend.
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  6. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    Well - today is the Wife and my 39th wedding anniversary. She is a saint. Putting up with my hobbies - she has given me 100% support - for all them.

    Pretty basic for me

    Re-lay the spur track I took up. Perhaps - re-install some turnout motors.

    And -- start decaling my FT project.

    Y'all have a great and safe weekend,
  7. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

    I have a few stray Christmas decorations to pack and put away. Not sure what else needs to be done around the house. We must reassess since the Christmas decorations came down.

    I hope to continue working on layout remaking. I removed the mountain earlier this week. I now have to remove a couple of stained sections of foam and replace them. I then need to look at expanding the width of the layout. My son developed a first draft track plan which is pretty good. We will need to see what needs to be tweaked. Take inventory of what track supplies I have and create a list of what is needed. I also have five cabooses to weather when I need a break from the layout.

    Congratulations Wolfgang.
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  8. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    Congrats, Wolf. A good marriage is a great gift that not everyone is able to enjoy.
    It's starting to sound like a litany, but I'm going to try to work on the depot again this weekend. Installing the cornice and the stone trim is what our British friends might call "a bit fiddly". With a lot going on, I'm not getting much time to work on it, and I don't work reaaly fast to begin with. Today, I've got quite a bit of other stuff lined up to do and looking at a trip to sister-in law's south of Detroit tomorrow. Always good to see them but I'm not a fan of anything urban, so the trip is a pain. Anyway, hopefully things will proceed to some exent.
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  9. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Member

    After accomplishing almost nothing for the past week, I've decidided to apply the KISS principle to this weekend's list..

    1. Fix wind damaged driveway gate.
    2. Make replacement legs for old workbench and move back to cellar.
    3. Remove reamaing wood and saw horses from back porch.
    4. Organize storage shelves in cellar engle nook.
    5. Finish cleaning up train workbench and layout room.
    6. Resume work on layout.
    Lot's of other little stuff to do also but they will be icing on the cake when I finish the above.

    I hope everyone has a healthy and productive weekend.
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  10. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Happy Anniversary Wolf!!!!!
  11. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    Happy Anniversary Wolf, just celebrated our 40th last August.

    This weekend I should be able to put the second color on a 50' PS1 boxcar and then decal it. Also need to paint an Evans 4780CF Covered Hopper kit that I finished during the week and then decal that one too.

    Started work on an Exactrail Evans 5277CF Boxcar kit and hope to complete it this weekend, also need to complete a Tangent G43 Gondola kit that I had started about a month ago.

    See you all later!

    Rick Jesionowski
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  12. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

    Hopefully this is going to be a track weekend for me -- I want to get the lead and main switches installed for the Fiddle Yard / Interchange / Staging / whatever south of Johnson yard, I also would like to get the yard lead and throat switches in on Johnson Yard installed this weekend, as well as the siding on the south side of Monte Vista

    Next week and following are completely shot for surgery, but after that I'll have more energy, so hopefully I'll get more work done!!!!

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  13. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Member

    This sounds like the best of all plans posted so far!
  14. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

    This sounds like the best of all plans posted so far!

    And there's Merch to help you get in the mood:
  15. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

    Congrats, Wolf. Just earlier today I drilled stove jack holes, put roof walk on cupolas and cut lower roof base stock. Next will probably be napping. :D Hopefully, main caboose roofs will go on soon. And then the rest. :eek:
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  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Great idea!
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  17. mrhedley

    mrhedley TrainBoard Member

    I don't know if many Trainboard regulars know about that catchy phrase (JFTRM) that was founded over on the Railwire. I do know there are a few who have the same user name on both sites, and I'm also aware of some who sign in there under a different user name. It's quite a cast of characters over there. There's a lot of very skilled modelers. Most are quite helpful, but it seems like there's a lot of stuff that gets discussed that you have to be an 'insider' to be able to join in many of the topics. So feeling a little less secure about my modeling skills (or more accurately, my somewhat less than perfect is ok attitude about them...), I mostly lurk over there. This place just feels a bit more friendly, and more accepting of attitudes like mine. Plus I have several other interests and activities competing for my free time, so I don't feel like I have to go all in to be part of the family here, and I think most Trainboarder's would agree. I like both sites, but this just feels a little more like "home"
  18. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

    I run in both circles. Its really all good from our perspective.
  19. mrhedley

    mrhedley TrainBoard Member

    Anyhow, Snow day here! (About 6" of Lake Effect so far with another 6" expected over the weekend). So I got a few hours in the basement today already. I did a little ballasting and scenery on the newest section of the layout. But now I'm hung up on how to layout the structures in the industrial area. I had it all diagrammed on my cad drawing before I laid the trackwork, but when I placed some of the finished structures and mockups it just doesn't click. So it's back to the drawing board, while I try to incorporate some difference in elevation to add a bit more realism. The challenge is do that without tearing up the mainline again so I can "JFTRM" in the meantime, which I hope to find time to do, when I'm not working on the bathroom renovation or watching football. (GO BILLS!). Have a great weekend!
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  20. bigGG1fan

    bigGG1fan TrainBoard Member

    Sand the spackle and try again with 3×5 cards for shims.

    Decide which of the new UP E9A&B are going up for sale.

    Program new UP E9s.

    Run some of the UP rolling stock.

    Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
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