We survived another pandemic year without any serious illness. We are looking forward to a better year in 2022.
As the New Year rolled in, I waxed philosophically about what might be my next layout. You might be happy or shocked to learn that I could not come up with any layout idea that I might like better than the Aquia Line. So the Aquia Line will be staying around. There is still a lot to do on the layout that should keep me busy for a few years. Despite that navel gazing, actual construction on the Aquia Line has been slow as I have been working on several other projects.
The first was a set of shelves for my granddaughter. She is due to arrive some time in early March, though her mom reports she is already sassy. So far mom and daughter are fine. We hope to have a healthy baby to introduce to grandpa's trains. The shelf and coat hook were requested by my son-in-law, who is a LEGO fanatic. My daughter suspects these items will end up in his study. So we are making another set of shelves to hold baby books etc.
|A scene on Mat's layout|
I next operated on Paul Dolkos's Baltimore Harbor District railroad. He too has a industrial switch district. I ran the transfer trains from staging to the various work zones. As everyone knows, Paul's layout is gorgeous. And it's fun to run.