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I just came in from the RGW after
working quite a bit this weekend, We were thrilled when Bill Messecar came
by Saturday morning and pretty much completed the painting of about 90% of the
visible track. In fact, had the Superintendent actually had South Seattle
Yard clean, instead of cluttered with work materials, it would have been done
100%. The next step is the painting of all the turnouts.
There were a couple of milestones this
weekend. Obviously our first scenicked area was a big deal. Wain
Miller designed this rock cut and wanted to give it basic scenery. So he
did. This gave us a 3 foot section to review for colors and textures and
how they look in the provided overhead light. We're proud to graduate from
the Plywood Pacific!
The pictures below include the second
milestone. The second set of pictures shows the Upper Line above Renton
Yard. This is the south wall of the train building. The Renton yard
section is the only section of the original RGW we kept. It was the first
(and for several months only) section we put in. We then painted the
backdrop, starting with Mt. Rainier. In an
earlier update, we had a
picture of this line after it was installed. As a result, to finally put
in scenery substructure on this line, is a personal milestone for me and very
The other two shots are the Transition
level scenery substructure. The land forms here will be varied and
hopefully entertaining to look at when complete. This Transition level is
a long run from the South Seattle yard to Renton. It will provide our
engineers with a pleasant run for upwards of 7 minutes as they climb the three
levels to the Yard.
More to come soon. Heck, Tuesday
is but two days from now and that means more progress!
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