The Big Shock! – March 26, 2006

What’s the big shock, you ask? We are operating on the new layout less than two months after starting destruction of the old layout. We had the first operating session on the BS&T on March 26, 2006. There’s still lots of things to do, and problems that need to be repaired, but trains are moving. Actually the first several sessions will be “break in” sessions to work out track and operations issues.

Anyway, here is the view looking east to Stevenville. I still have the cheap dollar store CF bulbs. Those will be replaced soon. I have a few of the buildings from the old layout scattered around, but it’s going to take a whole lot more to complete this layout. The few that I do have look pretty measly.

This is a westward view toward Chappellton. Tidewater Yard is on the left. I’m not sure what the scenery will be on this side. The curved section on the right may go around a hill to visually separate Chappellton from Kenville. I wasn’t exactly happy with the track arrangement in Chappellton. I’ll have to work on that.

The Tidewater transfer is arriving in Tidewater Yard. Derwin did a fairly good job of keeping this yard running smoothly through the session – especially considering it’s the first time the yard has been operated. Oh, and the fact that it is Derwin makes it doubly surprising! Ha!

Next time – a few more buildings, the fascia, and a start on “scenery”.

Scott

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