I'm still here. I haven't reported in a while as I have been caught up in researching the Rock Island from Bureau to Chicago. I have gone over the entire route via Bing Maps in great detail taking notes. I have watched YouTube videos of cab rides on the RI lines, found tower diagrams, track charts, etc. It has been a pleasure to research the Rock in such detail.
There hasn't been any progress on the layout lately other then working on re-staging for the next session. I plan on operating on my friend's L&HR layout soon. That is always a pleasurable experience and gives me further ideas to enhance operations on the Rock.