After almost one month of being in construction we now have the layout back for operations. The roof was sagging and they needed to lift the middle up about 5 inches to be sure it did not come down with a heavy snowfall. They needed to protect the layout with wood contruction and plastics tarps to keep the concrete dust off the layout ( and to kkep the beam from crashing the layout. I have been off line for 3 weeks as I had computer problems but I am back now!
This is the front part of the layout where you can see 3 different railroads in one view. The front set of tracks is what we call the Blue main, the second track is where the steam engine is we call the Red Main or our secondary main line. The wood trestle is for the Green Branch and it is for smaller engines as the radius curves are smaller. It's like having a second level but without the overhang issues on double deck layouts.
Mount Whitney was remodeled from a poor job done by me back in the start of the layout some 5 years ago. We revised the track plan from a Wye system to a loop a track that crossed over the trolley line so the trolley line needed a tunnel portal to allow this to happen. I am planning a scenery clinic in the near future to explain how a created the rock formations. Evergreen club is open on Tuesdays from1 pm to 6 pm. We are there on Thursdays from 1 pm to 9 pm with a break for dinner from 5 to 6 pm.