Dick’s been back in touch.
And if you want to get up to speed, his last post is here.
An update of the N scale Ca Zephyr Route.
Obviously I have tons of work ahead of me to gain realism.
I am happy that all track is now operational and without derailments and dead electrical spots.
All backdrop panels are up and painted a basic blue for now.
I like the way our famous Dave used trim for his backdrops, so I trimmed the backdrops and painted them gray.
All styrofoam bases have a coat of paint now. Of course there are a few sneaky spots I missed but they will get covered.
Also carved a steep backroad going up the mountain in the river gorge out of Denver.
You will note a school bus sitting up about 2/3rd of the way up.
With the aid of a couple heavy 4 wheel drive vehicles, the bus was helped up to that vista point. The bus driver got cold feet and would not drive it back down, it will have to be air lifted out of there unless a local driver is found with enough nerve to drive it out.
We’re searching for a short 4 wheel drive school bus now, to take the mountain kids to school. My 6 year old grandson likes it, he also planted pine trees on the mountain, he put good thought into where to place them.
My grandson is helping me plan out where roads need to go now. So much to do, it is a joy to have him help Papa.
Closeup of Oakland area
Looking at West end of Denver
Looking down on Denver Colorado
Another look at Denver
River gorge out of Denver
Looking at Salt Lake City
Looking at Chicago
Looking toward mountains from Chicago area
Looking toward Oakland area from West of Denver area
A big thanks to Dick – you all know how much I enjoy an update.
That’s all for this time. Please do keep ’em coming though.
And if you want to make today the day you start on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.