Friday, June 27, 2008

Layout Progress as of 6/27/2008

The first official benchwork materials for the CSX Dixie Line were purchased from The Home Depot in Lilburn, Georgia on Friday 6/27/2008. Although nothing yet has been assembled, I consider this a significant milestone that represents the first tangible evidence of a layout after 15 years of dreaming and about a year of serious planning.

The lumber shown below is two 15-piece bundles of 1" x 2" x 8' that were acquired for $0.69 a piece or about $21.00 total. The benchwork for all of the shelves and the peninsula--basically everything except the helix--will be constructed with this material.

The first lumber purchase for the CSX Dixie Line benchwork is sitting in the corner under the areas labelled Scene "B" and Scene "G" on version 1.0 of the track plan.