I have been away again since Saturday afternoon. So many great projects, photographs, videos, and comments, I will just say that if your post got a 'Like' from me, I greatly appreciate what you are doing.
I do need to make a couple comments:
Mike, I think the tunnel under the airport will work out great! Here is your prototype for the tracks tunneling under the airport. Welton Tunnel, Cumberland, Maryland was in use until 1975. http://www.wmwestsub.com/weltontunnel.htm
Tom Jr., That unplanned meet of the two Big Boys was fantastic! I really like the industrial feel of the scene with the oil wells, power transmission towers, harbor, etc. Keep up the great work!!!
Sam, Your collection of logging engines is great. My favorite is the Shay. I like all Shays. Thank you for posting!
Andy, The link to the Horseshoe Curve Cam is great. I see you can go back 4 hours in the past to view what you missed. Ah, I hear someone on the radio right now. I see the camera switches towards Altoona. I see the lights and sunrise right now waiting for a train. This would have been at about 6:54 am. I have been told Cassandra is a great place to watch. I believe so, as I have seen two trains going uphill as I drive down Rt 22 when the leaves are off. I live about 2 hours to the west.
So I was doing something layout related the last couple of days. I have found the need to part with some engines, rolling stock, and accessories because of lack of funds to build the layout! LOL I wasn't expecting the cut to part time then the layoff. I'm supposed to go back to work late this month, but who knows. I may just find myself signing up for Social Security instead. Anyway, in the process I did buy the Premier Western Maryland Shay #6 from a friend on the Forum. I have owned Shays in HO and On30 before moving exclusively to O gauge 3 rail. But all in all, I have cut my 'collection' by about 40%. And do you know what. I'm getting over it just fine!