I thought I'd share with everyone here the fun times our small group has every thursday night. We have been meeting at My Dad's Trains in Wrentham MA for about 9 months now. We spent countless hours cleaning the upstairs of the store just to find the floor. We did this all through the summer while the temperature was high and unbearable. Now temperatures have headed the other direction and life in the layout space is unbearable yet again.
It is no fun having to pick icicles off your locomotive before you run it. Luckily for us one of our new members, Jim Lincoln has offered us the use of his heated/ air condtioned basement. No more suffering thanks to mother nature. However it does mean we are back to cleaning (maybe we ought to change the name of the club to the better late than never cleaning service).
Now the mess here is no where near as bad as it was at MDT but it still mean many hours of picking up and cleaning. I think all of our members would agree that it is worth it just so we can have comfortable meetings. Last night was our second work session there and I was amazed at what I saw when i arrived.
We had a clean corner! It had newly installed drywall! There was even new lighting! It seems Jim had been busy without some of us there. He also had started to build up a section of layout. The section he is building now is going to be permanent. It has been known to take a while to get the engery up to unload the modules after a show and get them standing. This way we will always have something to play with when we jus don't feel up to manual labor. Jim is going all out on this section so far. He has decided to go for all hand laid code 83 tunrouts.
Well thats it for now. I've got to get started today on making up my modules to go over to add in to the new layout. I'll post updates as work continues.
Espen L. Marsh
President of the Better Late than Never Model Railroad Club