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Seems way too long since I updated this
webpage, my apologies. I do give more regular updates on
Trainboard if you would like to cross reference our progress with the most
current progress. Hate to say it, bit it is easier for me to upload quick
posts using my phone, versus sitting on here and making all the corrections
required to keep this entire website current.
Our layout tour was a big success.
We had around 50 people go through the layout over two days. IN fact, two
separate groups toured the RGW. We had the Spring Meet of the PNR NMRA go
through over both Saturday and Sunday and the PSMRE guys/gals go through on
Saturday. Plenty of nice things were said, which were good to hear, as
well as some great ideas on the next phases. We thank all who attended.
Construction has been making more
strides on the scenery end of things. We continue to add details to the
North wall area (Black Diamond to Franklin). These included rock
formations, ground covers, trees and some ballast. We also completed the
scenery along the NW Wall, using our version of scotch broom as a means to hide
seams for pull-out sections. I will detail that shortly. In
addition, we tore out the temporary return loops in the Southeast section and
began to build the permanent table sections to complete the railroad.
Here are pictures of where things stand
today (please read captions for more details):
We used plaster patches to straddle
seams in liftout sections, then covered them with lichen and ground foam to
simulate scotch broom:
Scenery in the Franklin area starts to
take shape. This is a rustic industrial area and is not intended to be
serene or pretty. Also added a farm in the NW corner on the run into Franklin.
Black Diamond continues to evolve, In this case we
fill in the area between the industrial tracks. First layer is sand, then
dirt, the ground foam and ballast where applicable. Roads will follow as
will the foundations and sidewalks for the town of Black Diamond.
The next phase of construction will be
an exciting one as we build the last third of the railroad and tie everything
into one working railroad with the helix. Our next update may very well be
the most intense since this webpage started. Join us Tuesday nights if you
wish, just send us an email and I will reply. Thanks for visiting, Michael
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