Battlefield Yard is the name I settled on last week. It's the mainly a classification yard for the Virginia Midland for inbound and outbound freight. It also acts as a staging yard. Yesterday, I got the track painted and then cleaned the rail heads. This is a least favorite task of mine. Needed lots of elbow grease. Hopefully I can get some ballast down today for at least part of it.
|Painted track. I start with a light gray coating and come back hours later with a flat brown. The gray highlights make the track standout. I may come back and touch up the sides of the rail with rust.|
|RF&P #91 tests out the track. Make sure you cover up the contact points on the turnouts.|
|I glued down the switch ties and then painted them when they dried. I just glued down the switch bar which will be under the switch mechanism. Just another detail that should look OK.|