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It has been almost three years since my
last update of this website and I would like to apologize for those who
repeatedly came back looking for new info only to find the same old stuff here
time after time. I will endeavor to update more often, but time will tell.
In brief, I have agreed to put the RGW
on two layout tours in the Spring of 2012, first, the National Narrow Gauge
Convention is coming to Seattle, so we agreed to put the railroad on the layout
tour. Second, since we had agreed to the former, what was one more tour,
so we agreed to being a part of the spring layout tour of the local NMRA 4th
So that said, we went to a regular work
night; Tuesdays, and have been fortunate that a number of great guys and quality
model railroaders have agreed to help me get this railroad up to layout tour
quality. We won't be finished, that's for certain, but with the progress
we've made so far, I am very encouraged we will have something to show off come
I can't hardly remember where we left
things on the last update, so a quick tour and some thoughts on where we are
going will do for now. In the early stages of building the RGW we made a
conscious decision to only build about 2/3 of the benchwork. The reasoning
was it would be a royal pain to walk around the front tables while we worked on
the rest of the layout. At this point, that front table
(from the southeast corner to the helix)
remains on the drawing board only. We did insert a temporary return loop
in the SE corner, but that will come out.
So where we stand today is that the
entire trackwork of the rest of the layout is in and working. Electrically
we are sound and the Lenz DCC system works perfectly. We are completing
the installation of the switch controls (all Tortoise switch machines are in)
but otherwise we have a working railroad. The task now is to get item in
their place, scenery, buildings, bridges, etc. The real goal, make the RGW
a railroad and not a glorified Plywood Pacific. Here are some pics, check
the captions for details. Until next time, thanks again for checking in.
More to come soon. I may take the
time to post some layout comparison shots, what it was in the early days of
construction and what it is today. Stay tuned.
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