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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Cutout island

 The outline of the branchline island, elevated town was cut out. As it covered parts of 3 benches, they were removed from the layout, taped and glued together.  It was flipped over and 1 x 4's were glued to the foam, using the lines of the benchwork that had been traced on them. The mainline will be laid and scenery will be applied before the island is put in place. The island will also be finished, wiring and all, before it is permanently put into place.

It was decided that the ore train staging track would be a siding, not a passing track, with the turnout near the throat of the loop. This siding will be electrically separated with an on/off switch, so the engine can be stored there.

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