I am happy to report that I have finished laying out the track for the new layout. I will be testing it for a couple of weeks to make sure it is going to work.
After testing, I will begin the process of painting and weathering the ties and the rails.
Here's a very short video clip of the new layout in action!
A new plan! The layout construction phase has begun! This layout build is a variation of the TOMA (The One Module Approach) layout construction philosophy. It's known as the "Flexible" TOMA. The TOMA method is discussed in detail at the MRH Web Site. Future expansion is possible as well.
I will be posting a more detailed account of what is going on with layout construction in the future, but here is a quick overview...
Track is being laid as of July 25, 2017.
Going with Atlas code 100 due to hobby budget and a surplus supply of code 100 track.
Testing of the track arrangement with locomotives and cars is planned for July 29
Updates may be infrequent, but layout work will be progressing over the next several weeks. Stay tuned!