Established in the Summer 2001
Construction of the layout started in July of 2001. After
weeks of planning, I borrowed a friend's truck and bought all the lumber and
materials needed for the bench work.
Construction Day One
The construction of the benchwork began on a friday night
Construction Day Two
After a morning of railroad shopping, I got back to the construction of
the benchwork. This photo shows the table top laid prior to installing the
pink foam board. Sometime in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the benchwork
finished, I turned in and got some much needed sleep.
Construction Day Three
In the morning I was refreshed and ready to layout the roadbed and track.
I was eager to run trains, so I decided to put in place the switching area.
By 3 pm sunday afternoon, the first phase of the track was laid. Getting
rid of the itch to run trains right away proved to be a good idea. With
that little bit of working track, I was able to settle down and move at