Work continues…

A short report here on current, ongoing progress on the layout expansion. The long awaited shipment of yard mix ballast has arrived, so some work putting this down was accomplished as shown in the photos below: While waiting for this ballast, I started to work on the area this side of the yard ladder. I … Continue reading

Layout update….

The past several days has seen some scenery work on both sides of the layout. First, all the industries were measured and laid out on the layout in marker as shown below. This is the spot where Davis Wholesale will sit, with the base of the building also in place: Next, the dirt parking lot … Continue reading

Christmas in July….

Yesterday it seemed like Christmas in July with the arrival of a huge box from my favorite shop to do business with, Spring Creek Model Trains. In this shipment were scenery supplies and several building kits. All that was missing were switch stands and ballast, items that I need at this point. Included in the … Continue reading

Layout update…..

Today’s work included extending the gravel road off the original layout into a parking/loading area for Davis Wholesale Company, and a driveway into Holsum Baking Company. The curved area at lower right will be filled with ground cover to continue it off the original layout. Along the front edge of the Holsum siding will also … Continue reading

Today’s update….

Another short update today. More ballast work done over on the left hand side. Over on the right hand side, I’ve placed the train order semaphore where it will sit next to the yard office, which is going where the dirt area is in the one photo below. Still awaiting the rest of the scenery … Continue reading


Just a short update today on expansion progress. Dickinson yard is completed as far as ballast work, and two Walther’s track bumpers are now in place. Since the yard is done, I started on the main over on the left hand side. I’m using NYC limestone ballast from Arizona Rock and Mineral. I’ll run this … Continue reading