The layout is slowly progressing. I've continued to add details and weeds and such. I'm also in the middle of kit-bashing the final structure. This is take two on that project after scrapping the first attempt.
I had a gap of a couple months where I didn't operate the layout due to the fact that my Digitrax Zephyr had to go back to the manufacturer for repairs. Lo and behold, a hurricane hit Digitrax down in Florida! Understandably, the repairs to my system are on the back-burner for the folks down there at Digitrax, so I decided to acquire an NCE Power Cab to fill in the gap in the meantime.
The Power Cab will be useful on my upcoming Pennsylvania industrial layout (more on that project in future posts).
Here's some photos of last night's 15 min operating session:
|The Clinton Switcher arrives at the industrial park with a boxcar of drilling mud mix for Rock Creek Environmental and a tank car of hydrochloric acid for Coastal Energy|
|Shuffling cars at Rock Creek Environmental. The multiple car spots there make it more challenging to switch.|
|Spotting the tank car on the unloading track for Coastal Energy. Note the conductor's white pickup. Farmrail uses Dodge Dakotas and Rams, but I have yet to find the right model in HO scale.|
|The crossing bucks and street weathering are new improvements.|