Good evening all!
An update from the Milwaukee Road’s electrical department. My scenery is well under way with phase 1 of 3 in this room. I plan to have phase 1 completed with overhead catenary by this fall.
This first photo is from mid 2018. I had just started getting basic terrain finished.
This photo is from this evening and how far I have come. The Milwaukee’s crossing of the Bitter Roots lives again. I am close to finishing this painting.
This photo is from earlier in the week showing my converted to P48 Box cabs descending the long grade from East Portal, MT. The signals were tested after heavily modified to match the US&S R2s used on the Rocky Mountain Division.
A pan shot showing the room that represents the “26 Miles” between Avery, ID and East Portal, MT. As you can see Phase 1 is under way. Phase 2 will be my bridge scene (Center) located at Dick creek approximately 5-6 miles north of Avery. East Portal in the far right corner will be Phase 3 in my scenery and Substation #13 will be located here. Much work to do but when finished will be the pride of the layout.
Note here how I was testing light bulbs. The day light LEDs are so much better than the soft glow and will be changing them out soon.