Ok...now where were we? Oh yes, entry 46! I don't think I ever posted the cookie cutter roadbed photos, so I'll do that tonight. Spent about two hours cleaning up the basement and putting away stuff from the train show. Lots more room now! I'll work on cleaning the room a little more tomorrow as it doesn't get used much during the summer.
The layout was designed to be changed to On30 should I want to. There is a question about scenery as I love Utah landscapes, so we'll noodle that some more. For now it is still the Augusta railway. All of the pieces are cut out so all I have to do is start elevating and mounting them.
I'll need to saw a small part of the loops to disconnect them. Kept them this way just to make it easier to move. Before I get started, since it has been a while, I need to go back and check the elevations and clearances for On30.
One of the pieces was cut wrong, as I forgot I had made a change and didn't post it to the drawings. Duh. Oh well. I can easily fix it.
If you see the wharf track way down at the end by the stairs you can see that it doesn't parallel the benchwork edge. No worries, I'll just cut it off and manually change it.
Here you can see my mistake a little clearer. I want the river to flow right next to the track along a dock scene. I love for people to see water when they first look at the layout. Somehow, water gives life to the trains.
Lots to do. The goal is to come down here and spend 30 minutes a day. I want trains running for Christmas for my kids. At the train show Taylor went back to the Timesaver switching puzzle at least four times and had a ball, so I have to get a throttle in her hand.