Latest layout update from the JL&T Railroad, Part 1 & 2...
How do you do all that fantastic modeling with such a shaky hand???
I followed your thread on your trials and tribulations with this particular scene and it looks like the final product is spot on to what you were trying to achieve. That curved turnout really did the trick there and I bet you're more than happy with the results. Also, the buildings look real clean with all the mods you did and can't wait to see them painted and glazed!
Unfortunately, I can't listen to your commentary (I'm at work) but I'll be sure to listen in later this evening to get the full story. Looks like a lot of progress in that section!
Freelancing the Plainville, Pequabuck and New London Railroad
Funny you mention earthquakes we have had two in the last month, I'm sure there are parts of the US that get two a day but Victoria here in Australia is a rare place to be having them at all.
Thanks for the comments on the layout, I am happy with this section of the layout. And yes I think I have got the design the way I originally planned it too, that curved turnout was a good move the whole scene works really well, and the operations are just as good for it.
Nice job on the track changes- the addition of the curved turnout and the longer spur by the appliance factory really improve the look of the area.
Modeling the free-lanced Chesapeake, Wheeling & Erie Railroad, Summer 1976
It was good advice that has worked really well. I'm really happy with the whole area now, and operations are quite enjoyable.
The only thing I'm considering doing now is to add a staging/storage track to the south of the area of the new structure. I have the room and I think it will add a more to the operations of the branch too.
It seems the Earth and its weather are really off the past few years. Earthquakes in Australia is something I've never heard of. They're infrequent here in New England - roughly a tiny one each year - but they freak people out! There was a bad one along the East Coast a year or two ago that hit pretty high on the Richter scale and was felt here in CT. The media couldn't stop talking about it for days! And here I'm thinking all these people in California's earthquake belt must be having a field day laughing at us: what we experienced is like a Sunday afternoon to them!