|An historic document, the first switch list for PoLA layout next to the Borax silos.|
|Paul and Todd bringing the train onto Fries Ave.|
Since the graphic work needed was very minor, I put them to work doing an op session on PoLA. I made up a quick switch list on a scrap of paper. Paul and Todd then worked for about an hour making pulls and set outs on the layout They used the set of Fox Valley GP60M & GP60B.
|Cutting tubes on the chop saw|
|AW helps sand the lettering off the tubes. Acetone also helped.|
Then I laser cut the roof panels to precisely fit the tubes. The roof panel helped keep the tubes aligned and vertical as the glue dried.
I also had finished putting the paving sheets on the layout. I was in the process of painting and patching seams on the paving when Paul and Todd arrived.
|Silos and laser cut roof|
|First ballast section drying|
After they left I started ballasting the areas that are not paved. I used sifted dirt from Utah. It seems to have the right color and texture.