Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club Project Update:
Last year we decided to undertake a major modification to one section of our railroad. This area included the town of Lima; the entire area will now be known as Lima Valley. We reviewed several track designs and chose one we believe will provide us with an enhanced visual effect and increase the number and frequency of consists (trains) transiting the area.
We have installed the cork road bed and have laid the track. The wiring for the track power, turnouts and control panel have been completed. We have been conducting extensive testing using complete consists to assure that the track performs well and all locos and rolling stock transit the area without problems.
We have started to formulate what the general scenery visual will be. Our scenery artists are developing the details of how the scene will look and be built. They will be using cardboard knock-ups to generate the topographical configuration.
We have started to develop several design concepts for the Climax Junction area. Once these are completed, we will choose one and start work on the new track plan and scenery.
The work at Pullman Station is almost finished, with only some minor details to be completed.
The Lake and Ball Park area construction is on hold, awaiting completion of the traction line overhead cable.