We have to finish the mountain on the grade out of Milton so Alan and Mike are painting the Scupltamold coat with ground cover before putting the grass coat on.
The ground coat is a latex base color diluted 50/50 with water . Mike is in the hatch we built previously.
Jack is scoping out the electrical work that has to be done.
Phil and Paul are readying themselves for more plaster work.
While the guys are working on the scenery, I have been soldering drops for each of the turnouts in the east end of the yard. There are about 30 turnouts to do here. First, I drill the holes for the wire (I use a 19 gauge solid wire drop) and then I place each wire which I color code by turnout to avoid cross wiring. Then I go along and solder each one to the side of the rail on the other side of the view line.
Wires are now soldered in.
Now the underneath work begins.
Meanwhile, it is all hands as we work on scenery. Gale in the back is putting ground cover in a hard to reach area. Thanks Gale!!
Jack is working with Rich on a project with Ed and Tim to put connectors on tothe Circuitron turnout motors that we installed earlier.
Phil and Paul are laying the paper on to the grid for plastering the grade out of Northumberland. Mike has his back to us as he does the same for the banks of the Susquehanna River.
Rich is watching Tim as he supports Ed who is under the layout. This is a beginning to a big electrical offensive.