Over the past week I have managed to make some progress on the changes just west of North Pierce, WV on the layout. The picture below shows the cardboard webbing in place and ready for the hardshell.
The tunnel has received the first application of weathering and the bridge and abutments are complete.
Yesterday I was able to get the plaster cloth laid on the webbing and it's now ready for the Structolite.
I have also made some progress on the west end staging yard. The benchwork is complete and ready for Homasote.
In the photo above, you can see the Nelsonville Turn staged on the Wilson Bridge Branch in the background. When Anthony Hardy, one of the regular members of the operating crew, saw this photo, he commented that it looked like the same train that was staged there at the last op session. That's because we didn't get to run this train during the last session. Stuart Thayer, the regular yardmaster at Hollister Yard, refused to report for duty because management didn't provide any M&M's to the crew. As a result, we were short-handed. And if the rest of the crew had spent as much time running trains as they did eating chocolate chip cookies...