There hasn't been much progress on the layout lately as I have family in town. I did manage to get back onto decalling the six Rock Island coal hoppers. The process is slow. I have to be in the right mindset to work on decalling too.
Over the next week, I will work on cleaning locomotive wheels, cleaning track and such to prepare for the op session on the 23rd.
I will be one person short to operate, but I modified the schedule to have a few less trains. I believe it will work out ok.