|The staging area in the closet was the first section we removed.|
|Portable staging yard|
|Steak knife cuts though the foam and paving|
|Where did Bernie put those screws?|
The open grid frame was screwed to the walls and legs in a minimal number of places. With those screws removed the sections came right off.
|First layout section|
Tom plans to install the layout on benchwork that he previously bought from a commercial benchwork vendor. He wants to back date the layout in such a way that it could be easily go back to PoLA in the twenty first century.
|All loaded up|
|The new flooring tile|
The next step for me is to continue to clear the basement of as many items as possible. I found a contractor that will repair the walls, install the damaged trim, put ceramic tile on the floor and paint the walls. We chose a medium grey, wood look tile and will have dark blue walls with white trim. It will be a whole new look for the basement. My niece, who is an interior design architect and decorator, suggested the color scheme. She also suggested painting the ceiling in the front room dark blue to match the valance. My wife agreed. So we will do that too.
I am starting to feel better about all this. I am excited to start the Aquia Line expansion, but not until we host the North East Interchange in November. And I have some ideas for a small switch layout in my office too. Finally, some light at the end of the tunnel. I hope it is not an on coming train.