As far as progress goes,Tom Callan and Ted Pamperin stopped by one night not to long after the open house, and helped me with backdrop trial installation part duex. Prior to them coming over I had installed plywood backing.
|Plywood backdrop support.|
The vinyl flashing that I'm using for the seamless backdrop was then attached to the plywood when the guys stopped by. If you remember my last attempt, I tried just attaching the vinyl to the studs. It was an epic failure because there was to much give in the vinyl and I took it down. This time with the plywood, there is no more give, and I think this will work. The only thing I might change is to go back and glue the vinyl to the plywood, instead of tacking it on with staples like we did.
|Here is what the vinyl flashing installed looks like.|
With summer being here, not much is getting done in the basement on the layout. Not because it's hot down there.. because it's actually the coldest place in the house thanks to the central air. For some reason though the two front bedrooms in the house do not get adequate air conditioning, especially Nick's room, so he migrates down to the basement to sleep and hang out during the summer months. I do get chances here and there to work down there, but I usually work on other things, like building my backlog of kits, and work on my home improvement honey do list during the summer.
During the past week I got laid up with a medical issue that put me in the ER and then required me to stay off my feet for long periods of time. I was out of work for most of the week, and this nixed my plans to attend the NE RPM meet in Collinsville CT where I was supposed to give a clinic. Not being able to go really was depressing. It's one of the things I look forward to attending each year to catch up with old friends. So I worked on a couple of car kits to keep myself occupied, and to cheer me up.
Up next on the layout building agenda is to get some of the guys over again soon to help me with the rest of the backdrop and some of the bulky fascia and valance work.