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September '14
This page describes work accomplished on the new TMRC layout during the month of September 2014, as taken from the descriptions posted to the club mailing list.
September 03

A praying mantis was observed in the hallway.
Plywood is progressing for the Central Vermont tracks above staging.
Hybrid steel-wood supports.
Threaded rod support for CV tracks.
New track on new plywood.
A question answered. See November 10 2013.


September 06

So much going on in the club room this evening! Edgerton Open house, build session, David visiting us from the west coast shops and even an op session all in one night!

Alex initiated Diego into the mysteries of layout operation.
On the computer and moving actual trains.
David Lambeth visited and worked on a building for the chemical plant.
It has an interior platform for acccessing the tops of tank cars.
Here's a tank car in place.
Photo of 6 (yes 6!) club members hard at work (from left to right) on building up the frame, introducing new members to the layour, staring into the camera and painting a building


September 13

A whole lot of clamping has been going on in the helix area.
The objective has been to set up an anti-plunge barrier, to make life safer for trains.
In fact trains have operated on the upper level under power!
Alex has set up a tank car loading facility at the chemical plant.
Switch 207 is getting a motor and controls.


September 27

Dillon Battaglia at work with plastic glue.
Mark Green and Bill Onorato stiffened the bridge supports on the second level.
Bill Onorato tests the bridge supports on the second level while Mark Green makes adjustments.
Alex Leder and Dillon at the painting table.
With the final position of the bridge support decided, Mark Green "screws it up."



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