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March 2017 Update

Posted by dalcon@flash.net on March 4, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Over the last few months many improvements have been made on the layout. Some cannot be seen, such as electrical, while other are more visible. Rework of the bus lines under Cimarron have been complete and work has been started under the refinery, steel mill and Port Allen area. The switch panels for Port Allen and Steel mill receiving trackage have been completed and added to the facade. The switch panels for St. Charles yard have been reworked and are now fully functional.


On the scenery side, lots of cardboard webbing and plaster cloth have been added to the layout. The final section of backdrop has been added and clouds have been added to the "sky" on all the backdrop. In the next few months we will start on painting hills, mountains and lakes on the backdrop. Then we will beging added rock castings to sections of the scenery as well as color and texture. (See the March 2017 photos in the gallery.)

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