In October 2010, the active list of freight cars topped the 360 mark. The active locomotive roster now stands at 30 units. Two of these units are used for track maintenance only.
A new addition was started in September. Frame work was added to the south end of the layout. This will allow for a tail track and run around so operators can get their locomotives around their trains. This eliminates the need for the yard switcher to help the road crew from getting trapped in the yard. Some of the yard tracks will also be lengthened for additional car storage.
Operating sessions have begun on the layout. These sessions are scheduled as time permits. We have also hosted two I-80 PA Group meets on the layout as well.
Track work in the Kernville area was completed in April 2010. Currently, I am building the Walther’s Sterling Diary Complex kit (Crystal Springs Diary) which will be located in Kernville.
2011 projects include: Continuing with scenery, adding backdrop photos and scenery panels, adding new buildings to the layout, and improving track work where needed.