Track has made it all the way to the GN cross overs; making progress.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Long time associates of the Richmond Terminal will remember that the old layout was very raw in feel, with a severe lack of finish or expected polish.
On version 2, we are working to produce a higher quality product.
Fascia is reused 1/8" masonite from the previous layout's backdrops, ripped to 5" wide and painted flat black.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
A couple of shots showing the layout, testing and first few stages of the crossover build.
We will start with a low angle shot; the overall design calls for two #10 single crossovers, followed by a single RH #10 to give us a lead into the Amtrak station track.
A higher altitude shot.
Once satisfied with the general layout, a wide angle shot with rail being measured and cut.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
I've mentioned this on the blog and site before, but there is variance in manufactured products.
Homasote seems to be a constant repeat offender.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present exhibit #1 for the prosecution:
A different view of this exhibit:
This shows about 15 or 20 minutes work with surform rasps and coarse sandpaper.
As homasote is a paper based product, dust is absolutely retched.
The prosecution rests.