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Scroll down for the timeline of the layout.

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 I do have two very tight curves as I made them for the Bachmann engines.  The MMI engines will make it after some fancy rework of the pilot and rear trucks. This picture shows the main line on the bottom. the Logging layout is on the upper level. The larger equipment cannot go there.

Handlaid code 100 track  with all new handmade turnouts and reconfigure of the Yard.

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The Great Railroad Add-on has started.

The back wall was cut thru and the layout chopped in half and extended another 12’. This makes a total  depth of the layout 30’.

An addition of a bigger yard is now possible.  

The logging part of the MR&L has changed its route also.  This means more room for another town and logging mill.

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From the back of the layout to the front door.

Here will be one large trestle on the main line and a smaller one adjacent on the logging route.

February 2013

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Starting the scenery.  A large sandstone hill in the center with two tunnels and a cut on the side.  Here it looks  worse than it really is.

March 2013

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Starting  the mine area  and planning the uphill for the logging are yet to come.

April 2013

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The base for the mine is in and finishing up the track layment up and down from there.

May 2013

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Finally the suspended ceiling is in place.

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And new ceiling over the back of the layout and work bench area.

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