State of the Layout - April 2015

Great job, mostly by Luke, of capturing the state of the layout.
Also the latest incarnation of Luke&NickVille.
Looks pretty good!

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A Blank slate, and they're off,…

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Nick's Bridge/Tunnel/Tower.
He's also the master at re-railing loose cars.

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Nick's Inspiration, George Sellios' Franklin and South Manchester.

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Luke quickly assembles a town.
Look at that concentration!

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And Luke moves on to monsters.

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Luke's hand painted Hot rod.
With the local freight thundering by.
The boys do all their work while the trains are running.
Much more exciting that way!

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Meanwhile, Nick reconfigures the Bridge/Tunnel.

Luke captures the layout

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From the river to the mine train.
With the Super Chief traversing the upper tresstle.

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Nice capture of roadhouse corner.

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And the newish tunnel and forest.

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Log pond

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The Dairy behind the log chute to the mill pond.

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Kragle business district, with Nick's majestic purple mountains in the distance.

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And the Super Chief rolls through downtown Kragle.


Spent the whole day accomplishing nothing.

Roadhouse Corner Update 2

The route now goes through the divide and reenters through the main tunnel west of Kragle station.



A little forrest helps mask the passageway through the divide.


Kragle - Seedy Side of Town

Starting to work on the seedy side of town, on "the wrong side of the tracks".