This page describes work accomplished on the new TMRC layout during
the month of November 1999, as taken from the descriptions posted to
the club mailing list.
- November 2
Ed Drozd did more work on the parking area around the Coca-Bubblie plant
and built a new base for the building. James Knight refilled the Coke
machine, which is dispensing at a record rate, and did other Treasurer-type
things, like paying Andy Miller for two hotel kits that he is combining
into the 11-story Bassex Hotel. Andy started the assembly this evening.
John McNamara started working on the floor of the machine shop / boiler
room of the roundhouse. John Purbrick worked on the newspaper building that
is next to his produce warehouse and revised the walk-around throttle so
that the speed control knob is more firmly mounted. Alvar Saenz-Otero
started detailing the second side of his Green Building model.
- November 6
Progress continues! Alvar finished the second side of the green building!
The next step is the front... uhhhhh. Bill continued to work on the
vegetable oil facility. John McNamara continued construction of the
boiler room and/or workshop (yet TBD) on the back of the round house.
He installed the floor section today, and finished the junction sections
between the back wall and the little room. Ed extended the street from
the Coca Bubblie factory all the way to the next building (we've better
get a name for this one soon :-). Andy continued to work on the
new hotel building, a kitbashed kit that combines two of the Bachman
Spectrum models in order to make a very impressive structure! Stephano
and Elma (his wife) weathered the cars they finished last week, and
began other projects. Elma helped Andy in getting the railings for
Paulson Blvd. ready. Talking about railings: Alvar and Andy worked on
a scanned image of a brass railing in order to make laser transparencies
out of them, and use them for the stairs down to the Gifford City Station
- November 9
Ed Drozd did yet more work on the parking area around the Coca-Bubblie plant
and built a nifty ladder between the main roof of the building and the
taller part that supports the clock. Andy Miller worked on the ornate first
floor of the Hotel Bassex. John McNamara started working on the interior
walls of the office area of the roundhouse. John Purbrick installed windows
on some of the club locomotives.
- November 20
John Purbrick continued some projects and began other new ones:
he continued to work on the area around the produce terminal; started
to work on one of the many signals into Gifford City, the one into
105th street; then he worked on the walls all the way to the west
of Gifford City station, across the river, and down under the
turntable. Meanwhile Ed worked on many interior details of the
Coca Bubblie plant: interior wall divisions, floors, columns, and even
stairs! Bill continued to work on the vegetable oil facility. Alvar
worked on the Green building detail parts, to have everything ready for
painting (some day :-); he then put together the last building of the
front of Gifford City which was still glued together with tape. Jeff
helped us with the Coke Machine, including replacing several 'product out'
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