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Got a little more done yesterday. First thing was to remove all the windows and put them back in with some canopy glue so they stick better. I think this will be the default action for me from now on.
After that I decided it was time to install the roofs. After some test fitting and such I put...
I'm not dead yet, just haven't gotten a lot of time to work on this. But I did get a couple of things done.
I got the trim boards installed.
The rails for the crane are painted and installed.
And I started putting the roofs on.
I think I may pull the windows and add some glue. The...
The cats (three now) stay shut out of the layout room.
Just arrived! Bonus kitten in the photo.
Guess I didn't post an update yesterday. I did go back to the LHS again and I helped support their business by purchasing more than just the $3 package of NBW. I also picked up a resin truck model (first resin kit for me) and a Red Caboose model of a GN Western Fruit Express reefer.
I went to the local hobby shop today to get some more NBW castings, but of course when I got home I discovered I bought the wrong ones. Sigh, guess I'll have to go to the hobby shop again. Oh darn.
But, since the walkway was finished I decided to bite the bullet and glue down the second...
I think it looks pretty good. Just a general dingy dirty look. I like the darker areas at the bottom where the snow piles up in the winter.
My NBW castings (well, moldings) came today, so I managed to get those installed. Man those 1-3/4" bolts are tiny. I see why they sell them in packs of 200, I think I launched at least 3 of them, never to be seen again.
I also used the NBW castings that came with the kit on the support beams...
Got another box of misc stuff today. A couple of sets of re-railers to hang on my diesels, some bells to put on my diesels (though I just discovered I may already have enough bells - oops,) a snowplow for the GP7, some unpainted people, some nut/bolt/washer castings and some paint brushes.
Hey, cool, looks like my local hobby stores are open again too!
I added some more grime to the ballast and then went ahead and glued down the first building.
Then I remembered that I'm waiting for some nut, bolt and washer castings to arrive, so I can't install the walkway, other building or support yet.
But I should be able to start doing some ground...
Wait, am I suppose to be signing my rolling stock? I bet I could get some decals made up for that! :P
Yeah, the bidding history is odd. But still, $29 for shipping in Canada and $49 for the US?
Well it turned out great! I'll have to remember that way of doing it.
Progress is a little slow now - lots of waiting for stuff to dry. Yesterday I got some ballast down on the track, then I had to wait for the glue to dry.
Today I started putting a grimy wash on the ballast, but the wash loosened up the ballast glue, so now I need to let that dry again.
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