Monday, September 14, 2015

West End of Nelsonville

The scenery around the west end of Nelsonville is finally complete. Well, almost. There's still a little work to be done around the pulpwood unloading area, but for the most part, the scenery work here is finished. In the photo below, you can see the signals that are now controlling the west end of Nelsonville Yard.

Signal are now operational from here to Petersburg Junction west of Big Chimney. In the next photo, we see the Summit Springs Shifter as it begins the climb up the two percent grade to Summit Springs.

Last up, we catch a glimpse of the cab on the back end of COXL 351 as it heads up the hill toward Summit Springs.

If you take a look at the free layout tour of the Chesapeake, Wheeling & Erie on TrainMasters.TV (, you can see all of the structures and scenery that has been added since the video was shot. It's fun sometimes to look back and see what progress has been made.


  1. Superb job on the scenery Tom! Very realistic, and your weathering is spot on. Jas...

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jas. I've been following your signal project- you're making great progress!

    2. It's getting there Tom, becoming a little easier to implement everything as I get a grasp on the basics. Still a fair way to go for the install, I didn't realise how much was involved...