It’s been a while since I posted an update about our progress down at the local model railroad club, so here goes. This time: More scenery, running trains with cellphones, setting up operations, and more!
I got so excited about posting about operating on Bob Davis’ layout, that I forgot to post an update about the ERRHSI layout last week. So, I’ll try to remember what we did and cover both May 10 and May 17.
This week, Vet and I worked primarily on finishing up the stock yard scene. The gravel lot looks pretty good now that the glue has dried, and Vet added a bit more vegetation to the area (you can see white glue that’s still drying in the pics). I added the HO Scale cattle truck, and put the livestock back in the stockyard.
I have to tell you – I’m having so much fun as a member of the Eagle Rock Railroad Historical Society! I’ve made new friends, we’re having a great time working on the layout, visiting, and laughing and joking. On top of that, I’m learning a lot about what Idaho Falls was like decades before I was born.
This week, Vet continued laying ballast on the yard tracks and the mainline track that runs through the yard, and working on ground cover just south of the stockyard.
This week we pretty-much wrapped up the scenery at the Idaho Falls Stock yards. Alan donated some self-stick grass tufts that finished it off. We’re going to make a gravel lot at the south end (on the right in the photos), and I plan to add some “dirt” inside the corrals/pens, but other than that, I think we’re there.
This week, we worked on finishing up the scenery at the Idaho Falls stock yard.
I applied a light dusting of Woodland Scenics blended earth ground cover, then a really light dusting of Woodland Scenics grass in places. I then scattered small pieces of Woodland Scenics medium turf in a couple of different shades of green to represent weeds. Vet added some of Tim’s scratch-made grass tufts and sagebrush.
The glue was still drying when we left for the evening (you can see white spots at the base of some of the weeds), but here are some updated pics.
Vet and I have really accomplished a lot of work on the Idaho Falls yard on the layout. When I first joined the club in January, Vet was working on re-wiring the I.F. yard for DCC. I jumped in and helped, and we had it done in a couple of evenings.