Good news to report today. The N.Y.C.T.L. is back in operation! After a two week hiatus the layout is back together and trains are running on a limited basis. But they are running!
The new main water pipe into the house can be seen in the upper left. The white access panel hides the water pressure reducing valve and the valves for turning off the main and front hose bib. Much neater than having them hanging from the ceiling.
Terminal Yard is now empty of all the boxes, structures and 'stuff' that was being temporarily stored here. Oops, I just remembered I still need to vacuum this portion of the yard.
After the plumbing project I vacuumed the stripped down layout and then vacuumed the individual buildings before placing them back on the layout.
Neat and clean, but eerily bare of 1/87th scale life.
My next assignment is to replace the 1/87th scale figures, vehicles and most importantly the trains. I'll need to consult with the Dispatch Sheet to help remember what is supposed to be where for the Penn Central Car Movements aka the virtual ops.
The greening of the mountain can now resume. Need to get my artist here asap!
Vehicles and more vehicles! 1/87th scale people, cars, trucks and construction equipment fill these boxes.
At the end of the day with the Mets game in the books the first train ran on the layout.
Well how do you like that?! The layout is not even in operation for ten minutes and already we see someone has been whacked. Not sure what happened here yet but the investigation has just begun.
The ceremonial Empire City viaduct publicity photo.
And to those modelers with duplicate numbers on some of their rolling stock I offer this as proof that it is prototypical.