My wife and daughter are out of town on a girl's trip so I have taken some vacation time to be home with my son. This means, of course, layout progress! I purchased another 4x8 sheet of 1/2" Birch Plywood yesterday and cut it to fit the corner piece on the northwest corner of the room. This leaves just two more pieces to go to complete the lower staging level and the first continuous loop.
Joe Scorsone and my father came over to assist which is always nice. Joe came bearing the gift of a loaner DCC system which he had purchased but not used. This is a wonderful gift that will jump-start operations on the Vicksburg Terminal! Thank you Uncle Joe!
With my wife gone for several days her car was kicked out of the garage. The space will be used over the next few days to paint the major components of the layout. Since the railroad is elevated, the underside will be painted white to improve the appearance of the room.