Pembroke on the tour

I’ve signed Pembroke up to be on the tour for the Railway Modellers’ Meet on May 22. This year.

Last time I displayed Pembroke, it was a motionless diorama as #10 had just tied itself in knots. I’m resolved to have a running layout this time, which means the pressure is on to complete not only #10, but also a substantial number of minor of cosmetic and operating upgrades. Here, in no particular order, is the list:

  • Finish #622, at least to get it running so it can pull the train! It may not be painted.
  • Fix the point at the entrance to the engine shed.
  • Fix the point in the staging yard.
  • Get the staging yard turntable operating again.
  • Figure out why that panel on the cupboards above the layout has yellowed slightly and fix it.
  • Cut the slogan in vinyl and replace the paper.
  • Do something about the Muskrat River, which has become permanently dusty.
  • Get some moulding on the edge of the staging yard.
  • Fill in the hole in the fascia that I’ve made for a switch throw. I’ve come up with a new design, which requires simpler holes, and that one is U-G-L-Y!
  • Paint the controls for the turntable along with the one turnout control.
  • Take the boxes of photo albums back out to the garage.
  • Fix the closet door, which swelled with the last flood and doesn’t close properly.
  • Paint the closet and room doors too!

Okay, now that I’ve written that down, it doesn’t seem as daunting. We generally get about 130 people registering for the RMMBC, of which I expect only perhaps 40 to stop by.

Update 2020-04-30: crossed out some items on the list
Update 2020-05-10: crossed out the point in the staging yard

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