Something good always happens.
And today it was track scales!
On occasion Trevor gets inspired to create wonderful models of things that may not be of use on his own layout, but certainly useful on others.
As the design and planning of this layout evolved, it became quickly apparent that 2 track scales were required.
One at Friant, at the end of the branch for weighing the ballast hoppers that were hauled out of the Rockfield quarry, and a scale at Tarpey, right in front of the Italian Swiss Colony Winery. Clearly for weighing the loads of wine being shipped out.
The scale at Friant;
Now it's worth noting that Trevor went to the trouble of making the points work on both scales so that cars can be rolled over the "live" rails, while the locomotives can be kept on the "dead" rails, thus not overloading the scale.
Another smart idea that will add to the work to done by the train crews as the perform their duties moving cars around on the branchline.
Clearly there's much to be done yet for ground cover and ballast, etc.
But with these 2 items installed the last bit of rail can now be laid and test runs of trains can begin up and down the entire branch.
Your help is invaluable.