2016 National Train Show Prep

Things are really busy around here. I committed to have the Boat Yard operational for the 2016 National Train Show  and things are getting tight. To date I have all module frames completed and more than half of the track completed. All the track that is completed was hand laid. That was a big job. I have gone ahead and purchased the remaining turnouts to save time.

Hand laid #8 double crossover for the Boat Yard
Hand laid #8 double crossover for the Boat Yard

I am scheduled to be on a few business trips in May and will have no time to work on the modules then so I must complete most of the work in April and leave June for touch up and shake down.

Rail barge taking shape that will be part of the Boat Yard
Rail barge taking shape that will be part of the Boat Yard

I am really looking forward to the show this year as my daughter Becky will be joining me as an assistant to help setup the modules and run trains on the Free-mo setup. Becky joined me at a prior train setup and really enjoyed the operation of the layout. She hates to just go and look around.

Becky at a Free-mo event last summer
Becky at a Free-mo event last summer

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