Lots more progress on the installation of the old SFRSD into Johns house.
Backdrops have been added to the room where the old Augusta is to reside along with Augusta East. John and I worked hard early last week to install one of the backdrops that needed to have two curves in it to make the transition around from one wall to another across a heater bulkhead that ran up the corner. Once this was done John did a lot more work to the backdrop that was to go behind Augusta East and tuck into the left hand wall where tracks will go through the wall to new staging. John is thinking about how best to have the staging, open or hidden I guess time will tell.
Here is a few shots of progress in the room.
Once the backdrops were installed then Augusta was easily lifted into place. It fits this room like it was made for it and has made the whole process of the move very easy.
Now Augusta East is temporarily installed into what was a cupboard. Ron and John removed all of the doors last week so this gave a chance to see how it should be orientated and where best to position it before the backdrops where added.
The hole cut in the wall on the left hand side is for the tracks to extend out to the staging area and then onto the old Flynn.
And here is a preliminary track plan that John has drawn of the whole layout once completed. I'm sure there will be some changes cause that's what us modellers do.
Notice all of the towns names have been changed. It might take a while for some of the old operators to get their heads around them however there is good logic in choosing these names.
An additional RR, Mopac, will be included to run from Wichita and on to Belle Plain that will run on SF trackage at South Wichita that should make it a very interesting for the dispatcher once the layout is completed.
Its all coming together very nicely for John.
Stay tuned for more updates.