Thursday, June 16, 2016

And on the other side of the backdrop...

We have more benchwork!
I had a little time on my hands and an inclination. Always a dangerous mix.
So I put up the benchwork that runs along behind the St Thomas yard. Took me about 2 hours to cobble all that together.
At the far end of the room you can see where the stairs to the garage are and there will have to be a liftout section created there. But that's down the road some.
The exterior wall to the right will be where the town of Aylmer will be located, with it's tobacco warehouses, feed mill, milk condensing plant, canning plant and the usual assorted receivers of rail traffic. Coal dealer, stock pens, team track, etc.
The run on the newest bit of benchwork will be mainline only. 35' of glorious mainline. I plan to include a couple of culverts for visual variety and that'll be about it. The Redballs will photograph stunningly through here methinks.


Anonymous said...


Can't wait to see the finished product!


Trevor said...

Too many layout builders forget to leave space for the open runs between towns. They are so intent on cramming in "ops potential", that in the end the layout looks like a toy train display in a department store window. Kudos for devoting 35 feet to the "space between".
- Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)