|The unloading tracks for the covered hoppers
can now host 6 cars, same as the prototype.
|The tail track and the factory siding are now about twice as long as before.
The piece of pink foam is a mock up of the future Borax factory. It will be
18 inches long and 3 stories tall.
|Taskboard paving installed. Now waiting
for patching plaster to harden.
The mock up is the foot print of the next ship. It will be based on this ship, Sir Albert (9173355 ), as shown above. This is a "small" bulk carrier with a DWT of 16,000 Tons. Compare that to some of the monster bulkers that can have DWT of 100,000 to 300,000 tons. Nonetheless, this ship has the "chunky" look (large block coefficient) that I want to capture in this model.