A sight line runs a loop through the backyard to test the track
arrangement The shed has yet to be moved across the sidewalk so the
line mysteriously dissapears into its front and side. The final
plan varied a bit from this one. This is early spring 1998.
July 1998, I am in the process of trenching and laying the conduit
under the roadbed. One of the dozen or so junction boxes that feed power
to the track is shown before being burried.
All the conduit has been layed and backfilled, and I am now feeding
in the wiring for the layout. The section this side of the junction
box is done and I am feeding in the next section to the next junction
box visible in the background. The track is test fitted into place
Train on the valley line passing Adams. The giant white cat
is guarding the train from the eveil scrappers.
Overhead view of the layout in the late summer of 1998.
Between Cooks and Rocky Ridge the track is being reagraded to
remove the bumps and maintain a constant grade. This same procedure
was repeated over most of the line.
Looking across Coles Curve towards Fairview, the Bachmann CNJ ten wheeler
emerges from the forest and winds across the curved trestle.
After rounding the curve, the train heads on to Rocky Ridge and
The 'Control Tower'. The spare rolling stock has to be stored on the
ground until I can get a yeard built.
An EBT passenger consist comes down the mountain near Rocky Ridge
approaching Coles Curve. Two 'leased' White pass cars are in the
The same train poses on Coles Curve.
The Alcos are coming off the mountain at Alvan and 'crossing over' to