Keep a lookout for email announcing operating sessions in November and December.
We will probably keep the sessions small due to COVID but the basement is large enough that we can maintain social distance.
The backdrops around the peninsulas are done. Still debating about painting the wall areas - that's more involved as I have to paint primer first (I use Kilz) and then go for blue.
If I can remember and get motivated, I will pull some shots off the camera this week.
|Actual model structures!|
|After some initial paint to prepare for the river scene.|
|If you spy actual scenery, you have a keen eye.|
|Putting in some additional structure|
|It can be rare to get a inside structure shot so figured I should share.|
|Note the pocket screws used to eliminate screwing into end grain|
|The middle of that plat is about 11" or so wide.|
|Note the tweezers!|
|From 6 o'clock clockwise: (on edge) RR-Cirkits Tower-LCC, Nucleo DevKit (green and white PCB combo), Railstars IO (Blue PCB), LCC-Buffer. At center is a TCH Technology USB-Serial to CAN adapter that ended up having a fairly serious hardware bug..|
|You can see the last piece of sub-roadbed hasn't been placed here.|
|A bridge had to be built, just like last time on the small helix. Also note the plywood cut back to give clearance to the tier below.|
|Tomar 3/3 US&S Signal installed alongside Main 2|
|Looking North here|
|Signal LCC at center left, FOBs center and center-right.|
|New homasote down.|
|Painted and ready for roadbed.|
|40" radius curves or larger, as is standard|
|Cork being glued down for the main line here. Track to staging is directly laid on the homasote, to hopefully aid the operator in knowing where they are..|
|Stack ready for some paint.|
|Used benchwork from a 30+ year old layout that wasn't ever built to support painting. Masonite doesn't have a bunch of strength to sit on a set of sawhorses so you have to work out other ways to make it happen.|
|Note my sharpie'd notes on what needs to be done.|
|Note we are having to the use the space for main #2|
|The plywood on top shows the original size of the structure.|
|Curve in and planning out the new industrial spots|
|John V digging through a box looking for electrical supplies.|
|Ken getting the shoo fly track's wiring in to complete the railroad|
|A complete loop.|
|Keith dispatching V1 before I moved the DS office under the stairs.|