|Mock up of train emerging from the new access to staging. The tracks are not yet installed.|
|Using the Kreg jig to add the benchwork|
Armed with a fresh of burst of energy this afternoon, I started the adding the benchwork for the staging connection in the closet. I thought long and hard about whether to use a removable fiddle yard on the right side versus permanent staging in the closet on the left.
The permanent solution won.
That was the easy part. Next was the tough part of building it. I had to cut the holes and build the benchwork in the tight confines under the landing.
I was deep in the construction when Gerry Fitzgerald stopped by for a visit. Gerry's arrival was very handy as he helped with the construction. He also helped me purge a bunch of stuff that was clogging the closet, including about 20-30 railroad VHS tapes. Given that I no longer have a VHS player, it was a no-brainer. Gerry will watch and donate them to charity when he is done with them.
|Checking for clearance and level.|
|Leveling the curved roadbed that extends through the hole took some|
|Foam staging shelf|
|Gerry examines the track plan|