Well the big deal is that this is the turnout for the Pinedale branch and the last bit of of track and benchwork required for this layout.
I took the time on the weekend and built the last bits of benchwork for this branch.
And it was quite a large facility in it's day, as can be seen in this wartime era photo;
I've been very fortunate in getting a large number of photos of the buildings from a Jeff Johnston is is modeling the same buildings in a different era. Early in the 20th century the buildings were built to be the sawmills for Sugar Pine Lumber Co.
Here's a view of the exterior of the planing mill;
Big, long, sprawling buildings.
And here's another fun fact I was recently told.
One of these buildings was the first home of Cal-Scale. Cool, no?
Now all I need is half a sheet of Homasote, however due to Covid 19 , the supplier is closed for the duration.