Good news, we will have heat soon, a transformer problem should be fixed this week. I had a smile on my face as I typed this, a lot of ballasting was completed, yes we are still ballasting. Some feeder wires were added to the coal mine siding, and a lot of scenery was done to various areas of the layout. Stats about the blog were laid out, in short, it has generated over 25,000 page views and is seen in many countries. Our pictures regularly show up in Internet searches, but we get very little feed back. Only a few of our members regularly visit the blog. The Sunset siding was briefly talked about, it could be used to hold a second passenger train and or have an industry on it. It was decided to keep the area between the tracks in Lincoln low profile, so only the switching tower and some maintenance buildings will be added. Thanks to Jim who brought in some more dirt and Tate who supplied a couple containers of ground foam, that area had scenery applied to it. Mike gave the club a 6 axle diesel and a coaling tower for Wellington.
Mike's coaling tower will be a great addition to the Wellington engine servicing area. Once the sanding racks are done we can start planning changes we want to make to Wellington. We did decide the new factory there will be La France Textiles..
Glen has done a nice job on building the new tunnel portal and adding a rock wall to blend it in. Once scenery is added and the backdrop is repainted it will look like it has always been there.
Jim adds ballast to the new crossover in Valleyview, while Trent works on a secret project, hmm.
NMRA weight standards added to out rolling stock test track. In this case this car should weigh at least 4.5 oz.