I got back from the Amherst show reinvigorated, and with an armload of goodies for the layouts. I did have a shopping list (a couple of Kato 11-109 N-gauge power chassis and some Peco HOn30 track), and managed to find nothing on it. But, I did find a lot of useful stuff -- a bunch … Continue reading Springfield Spurt
More work today! There's roadbed now all the way around to the Searsport yard throat, and track has been laid or filled in all the way up to that weird, tricky little corner. What's more, a train can run and stay on the track the whole way -- when it doesn't run into a tool... … Continue reading All in Another Day’s Work
It's been a busy couple of days on the railroad! Thursday, Kevin came over again and we got some benchwork in, and yesterday I went down and finished those projects up. There's now continuous benchwork from Corinna all the way around to the upper yard throat at Searsport! Here's a collection of pictures of the … Continue reading Back to Working on the Railroad
Kevin came by today to drop off a large lateral file cabinet and to play the part of Chewbacca to help get the end of the peninsula (which I dubbed the Millennium Falcon because of it shape) back up on legs after its mysterious crash landing a couple of weeks ago. We actually managed to … Continue reading The Millennium Falcon Flies Again!
My, but it's been quiet around here, especially where the layout is concerned. There're a few reasons, but the most important is that I've found that I am just really unhappy with a very large portion of the layout -- the peninsula that encompasses Plymouth, Mount Harris/Common Hill, and Brooks. The shape of the peninsula … Continue reading Big changes coming to the Corinna & Searsport
An unexpected snow day gave me the time to lay down the roadbed for Swanville, and get the main line down. I also prepped the remaining LitCo turnouts by gluing switch ties in place using gap-filling CA, and then trimming the ties to length. It's not exactly a ... normal ... way of doing it, … Continue reading Mainline to Swanville
The track gang (me) was busy earlier this evening, completing track laying through Waldo, including the outbound and powerhouse tracks for the saw mill there. Early last week, the benchwork for the town of Swanville was installed. It's possible that track could be completed that far by this time next week. All new rail is … Continue reading Track to Waldo
Remember the wall and the staging yards? Well, that's just not going to happen the way I thought it was going to. This winter has been brutal, and as a result I've decided that no one should have to go back in the that cold, unfinished part of the basement during an operating session. There's no … Continue reading I Just Couldn’t Leave Well Enough Alone…