I have made a decision as to what to do about the destroyed trestle. Though I have been reluctant to head for the basement and view the carnage.
I am going to pull out the remains of the trestle, put in a length of sub-roadbed, and lay track across the valley. I will model a retaining wall on the down slope side of the track.
I want to get trains running again and the thought of spending another six months to a year building a new trestle is not attractive.
But the next big project is my shop. I have acquired a really nice Atlas 618 lathe and I bit the bullet and bought the LittleMachineShop.com vertical mill.
I have a lot of clean up and arranging to do before the shop is functional, but once complete it will give me a lot of great model building space.
Our kitchen project (which has kept me away from modeling) is essentially complete this afternoon, though I need to spend next Saturday finishing up some trim, so I will have more time to devote to modeling.
I apologize for not being around much. And falling down on my duties as a moderator.
We have had a major, and rather frustrating kitchen project going on. The railroad hasn't seen much attention, even though I have some major repair work to do as a result of the dripping plumbing.
I will hang around, but the next big project (after we return from vacation to the east coast) will be my shop. I have acquired a very nice (older) Atlas 618 lathe and a small vertical mill. I have been collecting the smaller pieces for a machine shop for years always hoping to get to the point where I could actually set one up.
I am almost there.