Progress continues to be made on the CSXT Shenandoah Division. Two work sessions
have been held since the last progress report was posted to the web site.
On Thursday, May 16, 2002, Jan and Rich came over for a work session. Jan
arrived early and helped me cut plywood subroadbed. We then installed risers at
the end of the South Salem/Wadesboro peninsula. Once Rich arrived, we continued
installing risers down the Salem side of the peninsula. We also installed the
plywood subroadbed in this area as well. Rich, Cherie, and I discussed the color
of the backdrop, and we settled on Glidden's Azure Afternoon.
Between work sessions, I cut more plywood subroadbed. I also worked on
redesigning the Salem and South Salem portion of the layout. I have completed
this redesign, which enabled us to continue to make progress on the layout. I
will post the new layout design to the web site later this summer as I'd rather
spend the time on the layout right now.
I also printed and assembled templates from 3rd PlanIt which will allow me to
locate the subroadbed, roadbed, and track relatively accurately.
On Thursday, May 30, 2002, Jan and Chuck came over for a work session. Once
again, Jan arrived early, so he helped me disassemble the last of the brackets
from the old V1 layout. We also moved a riser and installed the subroadbed
connecting the Wadesboro area with the Salem area at the end of the peninsula.
After Chuck arrived we discussed several ideas about adding more bracing to
solidify the peninsula.
On Saturday, June 1, 2002, I continued to assemble templates for the
Wadesboro staging yard. Cherie helped me glue the templates to the plywood
subroaded. Cherie and I sanded glue off some of the Vinylbed from the V1 layout,
and I installed the first 3 pieces of Vinylbed roadbed between the throat of the
Wadesboro staging yard and the turnout at SE Cabin in Salem.