I have been able to put in quite a bit of time this past 2 weeks, adding overpasses, walkways between station tracks, adding road systems, a scenic divider between Denver and Salt Lake City, more vehicles, added backdrop buildings and a tad bit(that is a little more than a tid bit but not as much as a scosh bit) more of color.
I have been buying figures as decent deals come up but I won’t add them until bigger jobs get done so I don’t damage things with my clumsyness.
The roads I did by painting on the layout base. The fun for me is to figure out how and where to build all the infrastructure to make sense of it all. I will improve these as I move forward.
I am trying to do as much as I can before I am faced with possibly more serious back surgery which may slow things down a bit(probably more than a scosh bit).
In the meantime I am very pleased to report that trains are running well and smoothly over all of the layout track, so I can just sit back at various places to train watch and be surprised by the various train meets that occur.
I repurpose a lot of pieces of “stuff” as much as I can. This time I have some overview pictures of the whole layout, I cannot get it all in one picture. Also including some pictures of each town as I have done some work in each area this past 2 weeks.
I sure do enjoy seeing all the input from the model railroad family.on Al’s site and appreciate all of Al’s work to keep this site up.
I cannot get the layout all in one shot.
Reminding all that the two long walls are each 24 feet long, the Chicago wall is 10.5 feet long. The aisle is 18 feet long.
Thanks ever so much Al for allowing me to be connected with all the fellow railroaders on your site. I hope there are some things of interest for everyone.
Sincerely Dick (little r) Chapple Sr Hardin Mt USA
Be well and safe Al”
A huge thank you to Dick for the update – can’t wait for the next one.
If you want to get up to speed, Dick’s last post is here.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to grab the bull by the horns and start your own layout.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated everyday.