Monday, December 31, 2007

Bill Yard

Have started on WSS's Bill Yard. It is located behind what was Schlitz and later Stroh's Brewery. A rather small yard with only 7 tracks, it leads to the north across the South Fork Viaduct and into Corn Products.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas is Over...Now The REAL Work Starts

Have started on some landscaping on the upper WSS level. I realized that the upper level needs to be finished before the lower as stuff would be falling and messing up everything below. I enclosed the helix, but is still accessible from underneath and I can stand up inside to clean track, etc.

I suddenly realized that I wouldn't be able to use the ground throws on the upper level and started searching for manual throw options. Robin said he had seen an article where someone used a click ball point pen. That night, I went to the house, found several pens and started experimenting. Yes, they seemed to work. I mounted a few and worked out an adjustment mechanism.