|The crew is showing off their service medals.|
(Left to right) (Back row) Joel, Janet, Gerry, Paul, Christian, Jeff, John, Linda,
(Front row) Gabriella, AW, Mark (Missing Marty and Dave)
Today was the last group work session on McCook's Landing. We had a great session and then an amazing dinner with a special cake.
Gerry Fitzgerald and Gabriella Petrick arrived first. They brought a large commemorative cake that required last minute assembly. I won't go into the details of this remarkable cake, as we will have a special post about it later. Let's just say it was scratch built with O Scale track and a life size edible golden spike made from marzipan.
|Busy, busy, busy.....|
|JD working on the barge lines.|
Everyone got to work. Jeff and Christian worked on stacks of lumber. Marty made doors for Paul's barge. Gerry started to make doors for the warehouse but didn't finish. Mark worked on a flagpole and hitch posts, while JD glued the barges down and tied off the lines to the shore. Joel painted a batch of barrels for use in detailing the inside of the warehouse. Jeff also brought over a bunch of crates and bushels that he previously painted. They will be scattered about to detail the layout.
|Yes, that is edible O Scale track.|
All in all it was a fun day.
I want to thank all the folks that helped with this layout. Those of you that missed the dinner today can pick up your medals the next time you are over.
A super big thanks to my wife for her help, work and support not just today but every day while finishing this project.
At the end of the day, Gerry and I loaded Biscuit Run in his car to begin the trip to Atlanta. As we surveyed the section in the back, we realized there is room for another section in his car. Time to start thinking on how to expand. (Actually, we already have a plan for expansion, but more on that later.)
After everyone left I finished most of the partially completed tasks. I added NBW and hand rail details to the barge doors and hatches and then glued it down. I finished the doors on the warehouse. I added the sign to the sutler's store and installed the glazing.
|Gabriela and her masterpiece|
|Serious eating going on|
|Finished doors and interior details|
|The barge is finished, tied down and glued in place.|