Image above captured on the upper deck of the layout where scenery has progressed to some extent...
Shot with Olympus C-750

Welcome to the SP Oregon Division!

An N Scale RR depicting the good old days along "The Friendly".

Friday, May 20, 2011

Propane Distributor Progress

Had to take a break from installing the wood sleeper ties... so moved on to some on-line industry.
I hate operating on someone's layout where you have to imagine the industry in which you are dropping a car off... as you stare at a piece of raw plywood, so I finally started working on my Cornerstone kit to spare my Springfield Local crews from the same fate. 
This is where we are at so far, and glad this puts things more into perspective on how I will approach scenery in adjacent areas.

Got to laugh that this kit was a bit tedious aligning the fuel lines without the notches I have got spoiled having in some of my later brass kit projects.
A bit more piping to tie in the pump houses to the storage tanks, then back to the yard ladders...

Meanwhile, also been updating the pages here with more links, project pages, and credits under the yellow titles on right.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Yard Ladder Progress

I want to squeeze in one more ops session before tearing into the layout for the new expansion / staging, but waiting for the command station to return from upgrades before we can do that....  So I am using spare time to complete trackwork in Eugene yard for now.  All the trackwork has been laid, but still have to go back and slide wood sleepers in between where the pc ties are, and clean up sprues on the ME code 40 flex track.  Here is a pic of the East End's A/D ladder where I have the ME wood ties set in:
Can't wait to get some ballast and scenery in to get rid of that plywood prairie!
Next I'll move to the opposite side where the classification ladder is:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Espee Oregon Division Blog

Make sure to check out my album for pics and captions of the layout's ongoing progress at: