Well that shadow box is complete and the wiring and track are finished. Still have a lot to do. So you think you cannot get anything model railroading complete? Try having 2 layouts in 2 different scales! I think I easily have about 2 dozen different projects to be done on EACH layout!
Here are some pics:
|This is the one end of the layout. The train starts out here with 2-3 cars and switches the 3 industries.|
|From the starting point, we encounter a run-around track. This is a must because all 3 spurs are forward facing spurs and require the run-around track. The mill is one of the industries.|
|Here is the mill spur and the other end of the run-around trackage. The boxcar is a Bachmann frame with wood strips added all the way around. A good but time consuming project! RVR stands for Rapidan River railroad.|
|My creek that will separate the layout. Have not decided on how to scenic this yet. The bridge will be scratch built. Might use stone sides for a canal since this was common in the area.|
|My main work horse on the layout, the Bachmann climax with sound. Perfect for this size layout. I will also use Davenports and a BVM boxcab, with sound.|
|The final two industries are a pulpwood loading spur and a team track.|
Comments and suggestions are welcome!