Sunday, November 22, 2009

MCIS Engineering Department

Me and my dad - the labor and management behind this project.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Backdrop & Bracket Installation

From the pictures you can see we have been busy mounting the masonite board to the walls of the room for the backdrop along with the brackets for the main layout.

The room pre-layout

As you can see we have got the room painted and ready for the layout. We will be using sturdy shelving brackets anchored to the wall studs topped with 7/16 OSB and 2 inch foam core board.

Friday, November 13, 2009


This is my first post on my blog about the planning, construction, and operation of my model railroad. Over the next few years I will be posting pictures, thoughts, and updates about the progress of the layout.

My focus is on a freelance regional carrier operating throughout Michigan similar to a Wisconsin Southern or Wisconsin Central in operating practices and thought. The scale is HO and will be a around the room shelf layout (no more duckunders.....)