MODELING It's Monday 9/26/11, Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Sep 26, 2011

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Wow, that weekend went fast for me. As always, I didn't get everything I wanted to get done, done. Then again, do we ever? I worked the most on nscalerones patch jobs, mainly because that was a lot of fun. I get the most zen from an airbrush. While not done with the two Reading units, I'm about 75% there. I have posted a more detailed thread in the N scale Forum


    The two Reading units are the most involved of the five, so I started with them. I'll be adding decals later this week. I worked on the layout a little and performed a little operations last night as well as cleaned the work shop. All in all a good weekend.

    So how about you? Tell us how you did and as always, pictures of results is highly encouraged.
  2. MisterBeasley

    MisterBeasley TrainBoard Supporter

    I guess I did about what I planned to do, but didn't get quite as far on one project as I'd hoped. The day started with a trip to a train shop several towns away. They were having their semi-annual 30% off everything sale, so I went up and bought a few things. Mostly, I was going for DPM modular sections, which they stock in abundance, so that worked out well. I came home with some more trees, yet another oxide-brown boxcar kit, and a package of parking meters. Then I wasted an amazing amount of time in traffic with too many other cars.

    I did get all the windows into Merchants Row. Most of them were City Classics shades and blinds, which look great and add a nice detail touch to the building. Then I began building up the foamboard interior, which will provide walls for the stores that are lit and viewblocks for those that aren't.

    I'd hoped to pave the road in front of the diner during the football games, but I was so disgusted by the Patriots that I didn't get to it, although I spent most of that time on the foamboard interior instead. Maybe later today....
  3. retsignalmtr

    retsignalmtr TrainBoard Member

    I brought my N-Trak modules home from upstate NY that I wanted to do a week after hurricane Irene. I also got time to draw up the circuits I need to operate NJ International signals on my T-Trak modules. I need some materials and i'll get them done during the week.
  4. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    I started construction of Walthers N-Scale "American Hardware Supply". Got all the walls assemble. Next will be cutting out the interior floors. Then to paint. It's been quite awhile since I've assembled a building kit. I forgot how fun it is.

  5. Curto

    Curto TrainBoard Member

    I had no modelling achievements, but did take my family (3y.o. son, 1y.o. son, and wife!!) to a small train show in Massena NY. Afterwards we drove over to the small CSX depot in time to see CSXT 171 (AC44CW) & 7791 (C40-8W) heading north to Canada! The driver was a good sport - waved at us he went by :)
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  6. Tad

    Tad TrainBoard Supporter

    I got the track plan finalized for the A&LM by doing a 1 to 1 test fitting. I laid it all out on the foam and traced out all the fixed track portions onto the sub roadbed.

  7. PW&NJ

    PW&NJ TrainBoard Member

    Didn't get to do too much this weekend, but my recent little tank project got me to thinking, and after a quick look, I found a boxcar body with no chassis. Off to the cutting block!


    I turned it into a shorty box car and a shorty caboose. I even had some time to paint them and add details, like a brake wheel and grabs. Next step is lettering (PW&NJ, of course), Dullcote, then weathering.
  8. Arctic Train

    Arctic Train TrainBoard Member

    I've never been happy with the track spacing on my double main section so I finally bit the bullett and tore it up. The problem spots were on the curves. I originally used 50' boxcars as test cars to determine the spacing. (mistake!!) After the remodel I now can have 2 passing trains with longer cars running on that section. On the positive side though, due to my procrastination I never got to ballasting this section so the remodel wasn't as messy as it could have been.

  9. CNW 1518

    CNW 1518 TrainBoard Member

    Was able to temp put up some buildings to show where stuff is going.. The next and last step with track will be the yard.. gulp.. that's not gonna be a inexpensive thing..
  10. nscalerone

    nscalerone TrainBoard Member

    Well...........I got the layout room cleaned & organized like I wanted to.......( found the floor & layout anyway :) ). Didn't get the DCC installed though, I was short a small cable, so that won't get done until the mailman gets it here.
  11. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

    I finished ballasting my main yard and ordered scale spikes. Ready to start hand laying rail and assembling the switches!
  12. river_eagle

    river_eagle TrainBoard Member


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