Saturday, September 1, 2012

Progress Report 08.31.12

Since I'm nearly complete with my lengthy Project To Do list that I started back in August, it's time to get back to some fun work on the layout like scenery!

Real Estate Boom
Although 1978 mortgage rates are rising (currently at 10.11%), it doesn't seem to deter consumers from building new houses in Bureau.  New roads and infrastructure are going into place.  Local residents eagerly wait for passenger service to return on September 29th.

Major road infrastructure is also going in Peoria, LaSalle and Ottawa.

Late in the evening, I went through all the locomotives.  I consisted sets and identified locomotives that need coupler height adjustments.  Carrie Ave Shops has been very busy lately.

Pre-Session Project update
1) Install slide switches
2) Re-stage the layout
3) Repair identified rolling stock that doesn't meet code 
(This is complete other than a few random cars that will be need more than a basic fix.  Those have been sent to the car shop for long term repairs).
4) Repair identified motive power that doesn't meet code
5) Construct Hennepin Canal bridge
6) Install LED Lights
7) Test all new trackag

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