Thursday, March 13, 2014

More Progress on the Manitoba & Minnesota Sub.: Getting Close to Done

Things are moving along on the new section of the CP Rail M & M sub.

It's gone from this:

To this:

To This:

Over the past few weeks I've been adding "grass," ballasting and, finally, planting trees.

Of course, there's more to do--add ground cover and switch throws, and I could use about 20-30 more trees. But that will have to wait until after the snow leaves, and I can harvest more weeds for trees.

I still have a bit more ballasting to do, together with some ground cover. But the process of taking down the three-level section of the layout and replacing it with this one level scene is getting close to done. Which is a scary thought: When that happens, what will I have left to do on the layout?

I'll worry about that later. Meantime, below find a few more photos of the newly completed scenery.

For more about this rebuild and redesign process, including photos when it was just benchwork and Styrofoam, click here, click here and click here.

But first, what it looked like at the beginning.

What it looks like now.

And a few more photos.


  1. Looks to me like the accident crew will be on site very soon with those two locos heading for each other... Do get some good pictures of the crash...

  2. You can't see it, but the points are set for the siding--no accident waiting to happen . . . .