Several projects have been started since the last progress report and some have
resulted in additional mileposts being
I laid 5 pieces of code 55 flex track in the Arrival/Departure
yard, which completes the track for this portion of the yard in North Salem.
Cherie and I have been priming and painting masonite for use as fascia and
backdrop sections. The masonite soaks up paint, so we've had to use two coats of
primer. One coat of blue seems to be sufficient for the backdrop, but the fascia
is requiring two coats of green.
I have started installing feeders on the layout. The first two sets of were
installed at SE Cabin in Salem, and I have installed feeders on both mainlines
from SE Cabin to the curve in front of the Market Street Station in Salem.
I have installed the risers and plywood subroadbed from SN Cabin to MC Cabin
around the short peninsula coming north out of North Salem. I also installed the
Vinylbed roadbed in this area as well as the start of the code 55 flex track for
the mainline and Mason Creek Lead.
I have also spent time cutting and installing additional fascia support
boards in preparation for installation of the masonite fascia in the near
Rich came over for a work session on Friday, November 1. He and I worked on
installing the Catawba peninsula. We put 3 cleats on the back wall to tie the
peninsula into the wall. We shortened the peninsula supports by 3/4", and then
we installed the first 5 peninsula supports. We tied the supports together at
the top and along the front edges with the fascia support boards (8' on each
level on the Catawba/High Meadow side). We placed the 6th support, but didn't
tie it in because I needed to determine where the plan dimensions were did not
match the actual room dimensions.
Cherie and I installed the first three sections of backdrop at from SE Cabin
in Salem north to SY Cabin in the area behind Salem Stamping & Fabricating.