Johnson wants to hand lay with tie plates doing the trackwork. I agreed, I used Monster Model Works per Johnson's request. They had the tie plates that Johnson wants or meets his expectations to his custom made spikes.
I would also like to recommend Right of Way for track spikes and tie plates however Johnson could not find the square opening variety he was after at ROW. Jay Criswell at Right of Way will be supplying us with all the rest of the trackwork detailing. I will be generating a BOM for him this week.
These are the tie plates offered by Monster Model Works:
This is an opportunity for Johnson to bring his enthusiasm with P48 in on this project. When the exhibit is set up the viewer is close enough to the model inches at times that leaving off crucial trackwork detail such as tie plates is blasphemous, for a lack of a better word.
I hope this project will be pleasing to the viewers and history buffs.. oh and the toy train enthusiasts.
I will be back with more, the saga continues.