I'm alive, the railroad is alive, and there may be more posts this year?! :)
A few operating sessions per year since the last post, but not much on the layout itself is new. 14th Street switching tracks have been reshuffled to allow for a track to get to the engine house (see below) and US Testing.
|US Testing is almost in the correct orientation. It should be perpendicular to the yard, but there isn't enough room to curve the track properly. More compromise *sigh*, but, it's very, very close...|
Recent activity is turning towards sketch buildings to ensure the track alignments are good. These will also provide good templates for final models.
|Engine house with brakemen waiting for assignments. The shack is the scale house.|
|Engine house (left) and (right) Xzit/Kelly Springfield Tire/National Cleanser|
|Kelly Springfield Tire/National Cleanser (left) and Continental Baking (Hostess Twinkies) (right)|