I googled how far to space the telephone poles and found this article.
I decided to space mine at a scale 100 feet apart or roughly every 7.5". Between this morning and evening, I installed 15 poles (mostly along the mainline behind Ottawa Yard). They look great (and not even painted yet)!
Ottawa Ave sanded and ready for paint.
A fresh load of frac sand out of Ottawa Silica in a Trainworx RI gon.
The test loading building at Ottawa Silica. Note, this will be raised up above the track using concrete arch supports that come down. The sand hoppers move under the structure to be loaded.
Another view of the loading building
Showcase Miniatures telephone poles spaced a scale 100ft apart (7.5")
Telephone poles added along Ottawa Avenue
A comparison of Atlas and Showcase Miniatures telephone poles.
What the fascia?
Inspired by reports of fascia installation progress on my friend Marcus' Charleston, Roanoke & Eastern (CR&E) layout, I thought maybe I should get busy too. I had all the fascia panels from the old layout. I would simply need to trim them down and install. I only had about 15 to 20 minutes to work this evening, but I managed to install all the fascia in front of Ottawa Yard. 1/3rd of the layout is done.