I cut the first stick of lumber for the bench work on February 19th, 2019. By the end of July the same year, I had the railroad 100% functional. The line contains about 135' of mainline, two 7 track stage areas, 55' of mountain grade that ranges between 2.75 to 2.9%, along with track at five small towns, with two having small yards. Since that time, I, and several of my friends, have been enjoying the fruits of my labor. (I love operating a layout in a prototypical fashion.)
In the meantime, I have been building my roster of engines and getting engines and rolling stock into service in order to more fully exploit my theme that I originally envisioned. I'm currently up to about 21 DCC/Sound equipped road units in service, but only about 10 of those are in paint. (The rest are still undecorated.)
As you can see above, I posted the basic trackplan as best I could. I reckon I need to post up some construction pics as well as current pics of the way things be on my Ozark Sub of the Kansas City & Gulf. (Unfortunately it's still pretty much a barren "Plywood Pacific"! I'm hoping to tackle backdrop boards, priming of same, and lighting/valance when the weather gets warmer.)
All fer now!