Friday, June 23, 2017

Lift Out Bridge

I have the lift out bridge is going in.  I have roughed in and now need to reinforce it.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Milk Train

I am just seeing how to get videos loaded on the blog.  Also testing out my St, Jay and LC 70 Tonners.

Monday, June 12, 2017

South End Staging Yard

I have finally gotten started on my south end staging. This will make it possible for trains to actually continue through Norwich like the prototype.  I have to build a lift out section that will care the a 90 degree curve to be able to connect the staging yard with the rest of the layout.  I built the bench work for the yard this past Sunday as it was in the mid 90's out side, so the basement was a cooler alternative.  I basically built a shelf out of three quarter inch plywood on brackets.  I topped it with Homasote.  It is 8 feet by 1 foot long.

Here is the shelf, I will add a basic back drop and and ballast the yard to at
least make it look nicer.

Here is where the lift out section will go.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New England Proto Meet

I was able to attend most of the New England Proto Meet.  It is always a good time, lots of great models, clinics and friends.  If you have not been o a Proto Meet, you should give it a try.  Here are some photos from the meet: