Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thank you!

Just a word of thanks to the followers that are watching.

Please bare with me as I'm going through some uneventful phases of the layout that are not very photogenic.

Just tonight I finished tearing out some shelving that I installed several years ago to make room for the layout when I first started.  After the first operating session it was noted that the shelves had to go.  So go they did, I broke the 5-five shelf units down into 10- three shelf units and slide them under the layout.

I've also been working on Speed Matching my locos, working with my wheel report and next I plan to tear out the yard at El Dorado and rebuild it with 2 Arrival / Departure tracks so as to reduce the work load for the yard crews. I hope to have the yard rebuilt by mid to late summer so we can put it to the test with the revamped Wheel Report!

After that, I hope to start on some scenery in Malvern.  I want to start experimenting with the back drop first.

Thanks again for watching along....


  1. Although not photogenic progress, it's progress! Great job! Keep it up!

  2. Any progress is good progess!

  3. Yes it is , little by little.

  4. I have looked at the Wheel Report from the MR article many times. It eliminates the problem of HO modelers not being able to read N scale reporting marks, and saves days of set-up time in paperwork. But say you are working several grain elevators. You pick up grain cars from elevator A, move to elevator B. How does a crew avoid spotting cars that were picked up at A at B? In WR theory it wouldn't matter, but it would cooler to avoid it.

    1. That's a good question. I only have one elevator, but I see what you mean. What I have done since is to use car tabs, which marks the cars from being spotted twice in one session.