Construction of the LK&O Railroad
This thread is started to document my progress for those who may be interested in following along. There aren't many AC&Y modelers on the generic forums so it is nice to be amongst "like-minded people" as the banner says.
My work began in Jan 2010 starting with a near empty 2000 sq ft basement. The appropriations council (my wife) granted 1/3 of the space for railroad right-of-way. 2010 and first half 2011 were spent finishing the basement - sheet rock, electrical, paint etc. Q3-Q4 2011 and 2012 thus far were spent on suspended ceiling, building the major backdrop support structure, and a layout lighting system. Hopefully, the remainder of 2012 will see the beginning of bench work. My goal is to be ready for laying the first piece of track by Dec 31.
Here are a few photos of the train room as it exists May 2012. More photos and detailed posts are continuously updated on the LK&O blog site. The most recent post can always be found at http://www.lkorailroad.com. Thanks for following along!