Model Railway

Progress on the reconstruction of my model railway which occupies the majority  our 4 car garage.

When we purchased  this property it is assumed Lynette bought the house and I bought the garage.

Yes I am allowed the sleep in the house.

This picture was taken 24 July 2015


A big gig-saw puzzle hundred of bits of wood from my previous layout table. It is just a matter of matching up the screw holes.


The process seams to be working al the pieces fitting into place.


Mill platform section going together.


Now for the surface panels, some changes underway to take advantage of the new space.


Station area and train workshops areas


Mill platform in place far distance.


View past the station into the mountain areas.


The upper level logging line going into place.


Figure 8 crossover logging line.


At the end of the logging line is the Log Mill surface panels going into place.


Log Mill pond base.


The main line surrounds the Log Mill with the elevated end of the logging line sweeping onto the spiral to the logging camp yet to be assembled.


The space to be occupied by the logging camp.


Upper level track platform for the logging line taking shape.


Upper level logging track platform in place. the mountain trestles seen in the background.


Preparing lower main line track platforms.


The logging camp and yard taking shape.


Looking over the train workshops to the logging camp in the background.


Log Line mountain scenery taking shape the main lower line early stage plaster castings and paper mache`. The line is heading into the mountains.


Buildings and scenery at the Mill progressing.


Looking over the logging yard to the saw mill in the background.


looking over the logging camp with logging yard, Upper level logging line in the background


Logging mill with manual control panel and some of the electronics visible below.


Climax loco pulling a rack of log trucks after discharging logs to the mill pond.


the loco will hook up a water tank and the caboose in the background before returning to the logging yard to load logs before returning to the mill.


The main line passing bay is in the foreground, the passing bay facilitates by-directional train operations.

This Picture was taken 10 June 2016. just on 11 months to this stage


The top line is down grade to the logging camp, the mid-level up grade line exits the mill and on to the upper level and the lower mainline heads into the mountain terrain.

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