Continuing an unfortunate trend, no work took place on the layout between April and, well, yesterday. However, I got a gift certificate from M.B. Klein for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and finally got around to putting it to good use at the beginning of last week. While I had not spent much time in the train room, I had spent some time considering the state of the layout. What I realized was that despite the snail's pace of tracklaying I had a functional representation of an actual, if minimally operational, railroad. The existing track allows for a train to be run from one staging location onto the layout, from which it could then run off to a different staging location. Completing a few of the industrial spurs would enable me to drop off and pick up cars.
Stay tuned for more frequent updates as we move into the busy (layout) season!