More progress on scenery this week. Now, the Black Bridge area.
Many years ago I owned a Volvo 240DL wagon. It was a great car. Eventually, the expected costs of running it caught up with it, and I ended up trading it in for a newer one. When I discovered a model of the car on Shapeways, I had to have one.
I realized that, while I’ve been very busy on the layout, I haven’t posted many updates on it lately, so here’s a big cumulative update on where things sit at the beginning of October 2016.
I’ve had a chance to run the layout through a number of scenarios, and I realized that I did actually need the crossover I had debated putting in coming out of CP LOUCKS at the north end of Windsor St Yard.
This day was a long time in coming, but thanks to the help of my friends, it happened. Trains now can run around the entire layout. I made a Youtube video to document the event.
I successfully hosted my first evening of having people over to run trains. It was great, as long as you were cool with running out of the yard, and then back into the yard… so now that the pressure of having that ready is out of the way, I decided to get moving on getting […]
I’ve long been planning to use photo backgrounds, and now that I’ve gotten my printer running again, I started trying some out.
I’ve realized that I’m applying Agile software development principles to my layout construction: thinking in terms of sprints, and most important, thinking about always having a “shippable” product. That means sometimes spending a bit more time along the way, but it also means having something in my basement I don’t hate until it’s finished. In […]
I know I’ve been quiet since I got things running around the one loop, so here’s a quick recap on where things sit right now.
Over the past few months, I’ve spent a bunch of time looking for good reference photos of York PA in the 80s. While I was doing that, I found a big surprise…