Before: May 1, 2013
After: August 19, 2013
Track and roadbed removed from expansion area.
Risers and sub-roadbed in place. I prefer to test fit track components as I go as it prevents surprises down the line.
Some creative imagineering was required for this new bump-out section on the back of the layout. This is the former location of the tunnel access hatch and will now be a scenicked rock wall with cave-holes to view the interior of Rainbow Caverns.
The new layout section with cork roadbed in place. All the holes and gaps in the plywood sub-roadbed were filled with putty and sanded smooth. The turntable pit is from a Walther's N scale kit that I will be converting to On30.
Over on the Caverns side, this wye switch will lead to a new staging area and, eventually, a whole lot more railroad.