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October '17
This page describes work accomplished on the new TMRC layout during the month of October 2017, as taken from the descriptions posted to the club mailing list.
October 28

This shows the state of Progress on the upper level. The metal blocks clamped to the plywood serve to damp the effect of nailing down roadbed.
New roadbed and ties.
A lovely new toy: a 3D printer, all wrapped up for safe shipping.
Alex proudly shows off empty bench space.
There was some doubt about how to install the spool of plastic filament.
Desperation caused perusal of the manual!
The first railroad-related part takes shape: a freight container.
This view compares a commercially made part for a switch machine (the black one--see earlier reports) with one made on our own machine.
Back on the upper level, ties are being stained.
A gray pre-stain helps to give a weathered look.
David Lambeth, having abandoned the West Coast Shops in favor of the Peach Tree Shops, sent some new hopper cars.
Some contain coal, and some gravel. The gravel cars are decaled for "Boston Sand and Gravel"
Tank cars lettered for one of our major industries need a little work.
New member Chris is operating a switcher in F-yard.
And we were favored by a visit from alumnus Brian LaMacchia, who is now the head of the Security and Cryptography Team at Microsoft Research. Another former TMRC member who's succeeding in life! Brian expects more visits to the Boston area "And next time I'll come on a Saturday, so I can have dinner with you guys."



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