Monday, February 18, 2008

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted, but that's because not much has been happening on the layout.
This weekend I found some time to work on the layout, finally. I added power switching through the Tortoise switch machine for one turnout that was no longer routing power through the points, and generally cleaned up the layout. I vacuumed the tracks and got everything back into running order. I also cut one section of foam for scenery at Glenrock, but I'm thinking I'm might use cardboard and plaster instead, at least in that area.

Friday, February 01, 2008

I finally have a few shots of the work of the past several weeks.

Here's the backdrop and fascia as of the end of December:

And here it as of tonight:

The fascia is painted and the hill profiles are in place in front of the sky. The vertical grey line in the white hills is the puttied splice between two sheets of plastic.

Just for fun, here's an engine-eye view of Minneapolis staging: