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Category: The Layout

  • The beginning of the end of the shelves!

    Last night, Don, Tom, Jim and I did the following: 1) Took down the lumber racks under the new staging area. 2) Moved all the lumber to the front wall of the room with all the other lumber. 3) Made a significant dent in the removal of the boxes from the shelves; repacking boxes to […]

  • Chelmsford Staging Complete (for now)

    Tom and I finished up the remaining cleat connections and tied all the plywood down to the supports. This concludes the benchwork for the Chelmsford staging area. Until we build the final peninsula, there is nothing to tie into the staging area. It will remain without track or spline leads until that construction has taken […]

  • Chelmsford Staging Progress

    Don, Bill and I got the following done on the Chelmsford staging level last night: Added 1×2 supports to duplicate the support structure for Worcester staging. Made all the plywood cuts to complete the track surface. Marked all the cleat screw locations. Fastened about half the cleats until we ran out of 1 1/4″ drywall […]

  • Work Notice: Chelmsford Staging

    Work Notice: Chelmsford Staging

    I’m planning to be at the club this evening 9/26/13, arriving somewhere between 6:30 and 7:00 and staying til somewhere between 9:30 and 10:00. I’m going to work on cutting and cleating the remainder of the Chelmsford staging (which is under the Worcester staging which is under Gardner). I also have brought in 1×2 lumber […]

  • Worcester Staging Progress

    As of 9/15/13, the Worcester Staging is now part of the mainline of the layout. The double-track entrance to the staging area has been temporarily connected into the double-track mainline at Ayer. This makes the staging area the reversing loop for the East end of the layout. Therefore, track 1 (closest to the aisle) should […]

  • Deerfield Yard progress

    As many of you may know Deerfield yard has been operating in a trial configuration for some time now. We have started making the switch installations permanent with insulated gaps, switch machine holes and wiring drops for the West end ladder. The East end ladder has been tentatively installed. Without the drill track it is […]

  • Worcester Staging Progress

    Our new staging area is nearing completion. The plywood is all finished, and track has been laid around about two thirds of the available space. We now have a stub-end yard with 5 tracks available for our operating sessions. We can now hold 40 car trains in each of the tracks!