What have you done to improve your Model Railroad Infrastructure?
You can share not only what you did, but how much it cost, and how you were able to negotiate the deal.
As I recently mentioned on another thread, I improved my Model Railroad Infrastructure 2 days ago by hiring a plumber to eliminate a leak near an 031 switch. The leak occurred during the rinse cycle of a washing machine where exiting water emptied into a copper pipe. Here is a photo showing the problem pipe and hose on the upper right .
This infrastructure project was a smashing success, and my wife and I are very happy about it. Now, I no longer have to place, and wring out, towels when the wash is done, and we can do the laundry anytime without puddles accumulating on the floor of the basement, and water splashing onto the 031 switch.
The plumber replaced the hose and pipe with a better hose and wider pipe, and before he did, he removed an accumulation of gunk in another pipe that the copper pipe emptied into.
Another infrastructure project that the plumber did was replace an inoperable sump pump with a new one that works, which is in a hole underneath the washing machine. We also have French drains around the basement walls.
More details: this infrastructure project cost $850, and took about 4 hours of the plumber's time.
It was important for the long term well being of my trains and layout that my basement is as dry as possible with minimal dampness and humidity. I believe that eliminating the leak, the new sump pump, the French drains and the dehumidifier have accomplished this.
Now, its your turn. Tell us about your model railroad infrastructure projects. Arnold