Referring to my lack of recent blog postings, a few readers have wondered if I’m floating face down in the Calumet River, the victim of a long overdue mob hit. Rest assured progress continues. As I mentioned, postings about the latest few inches of progress land laying code 40 turnouts doesn’t make for the most compelling reading.

At least for now I’ve decided to hold off on the final crossover exiting the float bridge to see if it’s truly needed. If not, then the track aspect of the layout is pretty much done.

For those that model in N scale, decent code 55 track is more than adequate operationally and easily withstands the three foot eyeball test. Unfortunately it doesn’t present well in close up photography which is an aspect of the hobby I particularly enjoy thus the lengths I’ve gone to do things in code 40.