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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Into The Fall Season

As noted in the previous blog, the basic layout scenery has been com-pleted and this provides the opportunity to add details to existing scenes or to the making of new scenes. This steam shovel with operating parts was made from the 1950's vintage kit shown by a club member and now resides at Oxford Sand & Gravel on our layout. Nice job, Jim.

This new detail scene depicts a road construc-tion crew taking care of a pot hole or other street surface problem


Summertime offers many distractions and the layout work takes a back seat to other things of the moment. When the fall arrives, serious work resumes.

Here Dave under Prez Don's watchful eye continues the construction of an N gauge layout in the Rec Hall's kitchen area. N gauge is half the size of H.O., the gauge of our main layout. 

In another area of the Rec Hall, Rick is attending to the con-struction of a DC layout that is primarily for kids to run their own or club locomotives and learn how a real railroad operates. 

Tuesday nights year round are for operating sessions and here Colby, son of a new member, is running a train under dad's supervision on a recent Tuesday evening. Other members can be seen in the back ground following their trains around the layout. We sure do appreciate the wider aisles com-pared to those of our previous layout. Control is by Digitrax and allows for both plug in and remote controllers