The purpose of this site is to share progress on the N Scale Model Railroad Layout that is being built in my basement with the help of some great friends and model railroaders. Comments on techniques we're using are welcome as are questions and critiques.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Rock Carving on the Curve

The latest rock cravings on the hill behind the curve. The tape needs to come off and some final painting and drybrushing to come.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The gang's (almost) all here!

We had a productive session this week, with a pretty good crowd. In addition to making some great progress, we proved that the layout will fit six people reasonably comfortably. Good to know once we get to running trains.
Roughly from bottom to top, here’s what we accomplished.

Leonard finished up the electromagnetic uncoupler (for detaching snappers) on the Tunnelhill module.

Steve continued installation of DCC wiring, running the next-to-last buss wire for track power. We also test-fitted DCC panels to the new fascia.

Mark continued to make progress on the fascia, installing a segment at MG tower.

Bernie carved the rock face at Horseshoe curve, requiring an emergency trip to Home Depot for more Durham’s Water Putty.

On the top of the mountain, JB continued planting trees. We are close to the 100th acre I’m sure.

Much fun and many cookies!