|I managed to add some initial scenery to the front corner by the entry to the layout area prior to our open house. I'm happy to report that the trees that were carefully packed up by my father close to two years ago survived the move and storage.
|I placed the cannery in the front entrance area. The structures, such as the barn in the background and the various buildings visible in the previous photo, are stand-ins.
|The stationary end of the swing gate
showing the slot the gate slides into.
|Action shot! The end of the swing gate. Note the
paint scrapes indicating the friction lock.
|Closed position. I soldered the rail to
some PC board ties on both the gate
and the layout to help keep the rails aligned.
With the mainline in place and operating, I've turned my attention to the two peninsulas - the papermill peninsula and the Richford peninsula.
|A set of Fast Tracks twist ties glued to a piece
of 1/8" plywood to form the lead into the paper mill yard.
peninsula would benefit from a handlaid turnout or two. Besides, I continue to have issues with ME turnouts, meaning I might be handlaying all the turnouts on the two peninsulas.
I also have been laying out the track for the Richford yard. But that deserves it's own blog post.