Sunday, March 27, 2011

Layout Progress - March 27, 2011

I didn't get much more in the way of construction done on the layout, however, after talking with a few guys who have built multi-deck layouts, I decided to paint/prime the 2nd level. I was told that this would help in the lighting of the lower deck by reflecting the light back down. I spent the last few days of the week and some time this weekend priming the second level. Here are some photos:







There are just 2 layers of primer on the plywood but I think that should be good enough. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably prime prior to putting the 2nd level structure up. I also tweaked the 1st level layout design. Here's an updated plan:

I removed the power plant and put in a chemical facility. I also started to cut the hardboard for the backdrop. I'm hopeful to get that done over the course of this week and the upcoming weekend.

4 comments:

Jamie in Lilburn, Georgia, USA said...

I love the smell of fresh benchwork in the morning!

Phil D said...

Yeah, the primer smell is counteracting the smell of the benchwork and the hardboard. I've had the hardboard down there for 2 weeks now and it definitely has a certain odor to it.

NS-CRE said...

Enjoying your progress reports. Your line, based on the West Virginia Secondary, would connect with my CR&E at Charleston, WV. In my world, NS/CR&E has trackage rights over Conrail from Charleston to Columbus. In return, Conrail has trackage rights over the NS/CR&E to Roanoke and beyond.

Phil D said...

Thanks Marcus. I did see that traffic flow on your site. I think I'm going to go from Charleston eastward on a what-if the WV Secondary had actually been built across the mountains to the Shenandoah Valley and reached the Potomac. The C&P was a moniker I was using to reflect my railroading interests, Coal and Pigs, but I can easily turn that into the Charleston and Potomac. I'm just trying to figure out the route and then relay that to a modeled part as it relates to the design.

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