M&K Junction Railroad

M&K Junction Railroad
Another train of eastbound coal crosses the Cheat River

Sunday, January 4, 2015

All Major Backdrops Are In

Yesterday and today were reasonably productive.  In spite of continuous rain for two days, I was able to finish installing Masonite backdrops on Graveyard Curve, which completes all of the major backdrops and you can no longer see basement walls unless you peek-a-boo below track level.

To do this I had to violate my rule of not cutting wood indoors because of the dust that it raises.  Had I not done that, two valuable vacation days would have been lost.

Here's a panoramic photo of Graveyard Curve with it's unpainted backdrops.

While I should have gotten these in before the subroadbed went into place, at least they are up before any of the track structure was laid down - unlike elsewhere on the layout.  With a little bit of stretching into the first 4 days of 2015, all of the backdrops went up in 2014; that's my major accomplishment for the year.

Now comes the really distasteful job of taping the joints!  After that, a coat of sky blue paint (as you see at the two ends) and it will be ready for photo backdrop prints.

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