So I've taken the last few weeks off from doing anything on, or thinking about the layout, and also the planning of the test section traction layout. In the interim I had a chance to run again after a few month's absence on my friend Ted Pamperin's steam era C&O and I took the hostler's job. I enjoyed doing that as a change from my usual assignment of running the west end of Hinton Yard. I marveled at the steam power big and small and that in turn re-lit a small fire in me to work on the layout as it exists now. So with the small kick in the ass of inspiration Ted's layout gave me along with the deadline of the joint GSD/NJ Division meet coming up this Saturday in Wall NJ (The Ma & Pa will be open from 1-5pm for the layout tour) I actually cleaned up and organized the layout space, and did some scenery work in Yoe.
As you can see I finished the basic ground cover on the helix and hopefully I'll be testing out the static grass gun soon.
If you are free this weekend I suggest heading to Wall and participating in the joint meet. It's usually one of the best meets of the year for both divisions.
GSD Spring MeetMay 14th, 2016
We're having another dual meet with the NJD
and will take place at InfoAge in Camp Evans
2201 Marconi Rd,
Wall Township NJ 07719
This is the location of the Garden State Central Model RR Club.
Clinics & Meeting: 9am to 12 noon