|CALVERT CENTRAL - PAGE 8
CONTINUOUS RUNNING AT LAST
MARCH 3-9, 2008
FRAMING PROGRESS - It's Wednesday and all the 2x4's have been
PLYWOOD COMPLETE - Now the structure is very solid.
FIRST RUN - The trackwork was completed Saturday morning. Of course
The Budd Car was the first train to run on the completed loop.
FIRST FREIGHT TRAIN - The RS-3 pulls a string of hopper cars around
the new section. The complete loop is 167 feet long.
SECOND COAL TRAIN - This one is 17 cars long, all cars having metal
wheels, so it makes a nice sound running around the room.
SURROUND SOUND - Charlotte is inside the loop, where the sound of the
coal train is all around her. She really likes it!
OVERALL VIEW - It's Sunday morning, and here's an overall view of the basement
layout as you enter the room.. There's a lot of work to do yet, but at least the trains are