Monday, July 22, 2013


... has officially been started. Main St grade crossing under construction. I need to complete at least the grade crossings, of not the roads, before ballasting. There's a lot of asphalt and concrete to do. I know how I'm doing the asphalt so that's where I'm starting.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Except for a couple of sidings, all trackwork is in and the helix is reconnected to the layout. Next up, a few more feeders to get all of the new track operational. This includes the Berlin Line industries between Chestnut and Whiting Streets, although I had to change the order in which they appear a bit - more on that later.

After that I can start testing operations on the entire layout, and planning the framing and completion of the old laundry portion of the utility room for the Whiting Street yard and staging beyond. The biggest challenge here, other than just getting the construction done, is the hinged section that will be in front of the stairs.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Mocking up Berlin line industries. There will be about 15 car spotting locations here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Layout construction update

Revised Berlin Line under construction. The held will receive its shroud soon and the backdrop will conceal the pole and the view into the room.