Layout Update: Trackwork complete on main Western Avenue Yard board

A very productive evening…all the trackwork on the main Western Avenue Yard board is now complete, with feeders added. Now just to connect the feeders to the two bus wires (main line and yard buses) and test. Next up will be the short 3ft board for the west end of the Western Avenue Yard, and then this first part of the main layout level is ready for scenery.

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Western Avenue Yard update

Well, after a few weeks of doing nothing on the layout, finally managed to put aside an hour tonight to continue working on the Western Avenue Yard. I’ve laid all the mainline tracks and am halfway through the yard tracks. Once I’ve done this board, just a short 3ft board to do to finish this yard, then I can start the scenic work for this part of the layout, before I continue with the rest of the layout. I’ve got quite a bit of free time coming up, so hope to get all the trackwork done this week.

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 17 – a Rusty Underpass and Freight Yard Update

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you an update on the Western Avenue yard board and the progress of my road underpass project. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 16 – underpass, MOW truck & trackplan

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I update you on two projects I am working on, as well as my current trackplan of the staging yard and the Western Avenue yard, with a preview of the planned peninsula. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Morning work update

Quick bit of painting done before work today – wanted to get the underpainting done so that I can start painting the models this weekend. First up is putting a layer of undercoat on the underpass. I also took the opportunity of adding a layer of the primer to my Showcase Miniatures MOW truck, while I had the airbrush out. I went through my detail parts drawers and found a selection of grafitti – had no idea I had collected so many! But perfect for the underpass.

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