Duck-under and water tower

Duck-Under Seismic retrofit

Notched the base to better align (center) with the corner track.
Started leveling the "bridge" then realized its the south bench work that needed to be raised (we're now at a 2x4 + 5/8 plywood).
Added plexiglass sides for the inevitable bumps.
Track should be here tomorrow.


Playing with the weathering powders


Structure Building

Construction Milestone!

Milestone of progress with the construction phase

The "Duck-Under" bridge

Basic structure and functionality is there.
Need to level and position laterally (which will require some tweaking)

An Ebay addition - string of ore cars


The Yard Module

15" x 5'
Need to level the surface (somehow), the track work is designed, but purchse and actual install will be "later".


That polyiso foam is crap.
The covering doesn't remove well, it is not flat (many depressions across surface) and its expensive.


Removed the track and 2 switches from the siding modules. Scraped one module because my attempt to level the surface of the polyiso foam had made it much worse. The original modules, I think we sized wrong. They should be 310 mm. exactly the same as the ballast of the Kato straight + the 62 mm (1/4). One of the T-Trak sources had said 308 mm. I think that's wrong. But, cutting the 2" foam with the sharpened putty knife is not very "accurate" - very diffucult to be precise.


I believe the module constructon phase, and bench work, is complete! Thank gawd. My least favorite part.
Ordered enough track to finish the loop.
I think that's


operational Phase 3 Rev A