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railman28
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  01:51:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,
It's been awhile I know. I got so frustrated with the bugs of my projects and the effects of having to isolate myself because of the Virus that I lost my joy in the hobby. I have started to get my motivation back. Just in time for my computer to crash. Fortunately I was able to retrieve my photos and documents (including dozens of 3d drawings) but I lost all my programs. Most of which I was able to reload. The major exception was my slicer program for my 3D printer. I had to download a new and improved new one and go through a learning curve on how to use it. My FEP screen had a nick in it which prevented the print plate from making good contact with the video screen leading to ugly prints. So today I releveled the print plate and replaced the FEP screen. The test print came out sharp. I have decided to build a craftsman structure kit. That should get the joy back.
I used some of my quarantine time to take Geology 101 online. That is something I wanted to do for a long time.
Bob


It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  08:45:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Welcome back. It’s good to hear from you again.

Do you have a kit picked out?

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  08:52:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geez, Bob, you should get a backup drive. They're cheap. (I spent an hour with a friend configuring his external drive to use Apple TimeMachine, turns out the drive out of the box was formatted for Windows. Mac OS could read/write, but couldn't use that for backups, due to the specialized nature of how TimeMachine works.)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  10:18:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you are back on track again!


Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 02/10/2021 10:18:31 AM

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railman28
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  4:39:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all. Your comments are appreciated.

Dave, you're right I should of. I even have the hardware to do it. just never set it up.

Mike, I bought a couple of kits from Bar Mills. Their Springfield Station being one of them. I'm going to use it as a flag stop station for Coalbank. Bar Mills does an excellent job on their instructions.

To test my 3d printer after the above mentioned maintenance/software update I printed an "N" scale brick walls.

It needs a little finishing but look at the window.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  1:42:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good!


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  6:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob!

Very sorry to hear of your computer issues, but especially saddened to read of your model RR funk you've been in. You seemed to really enjoy the hobby when you're on a roll.

I can relate in one way: I didn't do much model RR stuff over the summer because of being side-tracked with my motorcycle interest. (Got two of my vintage enduro motorcycles running!)

I've been model RR-ing again with a vengeance for about two months now with no sign of let up. Unfortunately, it's been my diesel era stuff that's getting all the attention and $$. My TOC19 stuff is sitting and languishing.

All fer now.

Andre



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  6:58:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Andre,

Diesels? “I’m shocked; shocked!”

Mike



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OK Hogger
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  8:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike:

Yup. I'm struggling with my "dual era" concept. I don't need to hi-jack Rob's thread, so I'll need to dig up my old thread and post an update there.

Andre



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railman28
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Posted - 02/16/2021 :  01:00:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andree, Just have fun with it. If it ain't fun life is too short for it.

a progress Shot;


This is my first Bars Mill Kit. I find it's well engineered. The Instructions are also well written. I'm enjoying the build. This is Their Springfield Station. It will become my Coalbank flagstop. The chosen colors are my road's standard color scheme for stations. I'm building the station pretty much as designed but BM used slate shingles which look great but don't belong in a semi-isolated corner of Oregon. So, I will add a shake or Tin roof.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/16/2021 :  06:11:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Bob. I like your standard RR colors.

Mike



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OK Hogger
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Posted - 02/16/2021 :  7:16:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Loving that station you got going on there, Bob!

Andre



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Carl B
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Posted - 02/16/2021 :  7:37:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Station looks good Bob. The color scheme works well.


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masonamerican
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Posted - 02/27/2021 :  02:28:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That station looks sharp Bob! Welcome back! It has been awhile.

Håkan



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