The PRR Chartiers Branch - Progress Report
2008-07 Report
07/29/2008
Clearing out the room; building the toe-kicks.
2008-08 Report
08/30/2008
Cabinets move in, and module bases are started.
2008-09 Report
09/30/2008
Building the modules' upper structure.
2008-10 Report
10/29/2008
Completing the benchwork, and starting track planning.
2008-11 Report
11/28/2008
Building the sub-roadbed.
2008-12 Report
12/31/2008
Re-doing the sub-roadbed, and starting track laying.
2009-01 Report
01/20/2009
Completing first turnout, continuing track laying.
2009-02 Report
02/23/2009
Installing first bridge and ties in center section.
2009-03 Report
03/30/2009
Completing track in center section.
2009-04 Report
04/20/2009
Installing the second bridge; laying ties on the right side.
2009-07 Report
07/07/2009
Finish ballasting and starting to lay rail on right side.
2009-08 Report
08/27/2009
Continuing to lay rail on the right side.
2009-10 Report
10/26/2009
Finished right side track, continuing with left side's rail.
2009-11 Report
11/02/2009
Ballasting the left side of the layout.
2009-12 Report
12/31/2009
Finalizing all track work, and building a utility panel.
2010-01 Report
01/05/2010
Installing front fascia boards.
2010-03 Report
03/31/2010
Painting front fascia, starting center backdrop.
2010-04 Report
04/22/2010
Creating scenery base for back of center section.
2010-05 Report
05/07/2010
More backdrop painting and scenery progress.
2010-07 Report
07/31/2010
Finishing scenery base and starting the creek.
2010-08 Report
08/26/2010
Completing the creek, and building a mile marker.
2010-09 Report
09/06/2010
Completing backdrop painting.
2010-10 Report
10/30/2010
Building a bridge walkway.
2010-11 Report
11/09/2010
Telephone/telegraph poles arrive.
2011-01 Report
01/26/2011
Some minor scenery additions.
2011-02 Report
02/27/2011
Starting scenery base for the rest of the layout.
2011-03 Report
03/09/2011
Completing scenery base for the entire layout.
2011-05 Report
06/05/2011
Integrating the first structure on the layout.
2011-07 Report
07/02/2011
Some more trees added.
2011-08 Report
08/27/2011
Stringing half of the telephone poles.
2011-09 Report
09/22/2011
Building the closet module's framework.
2011-10 Report
10/02/2011
Much activity on the layout.
2011-11 Report
11/15/2011
Reworking the creek.
2011-12 Report
12/11/2011
Building some foam board mock-up structures.
2012-03 Report
03/26/2012
Installing bridge between layout and closet module.
2012-04 Report
04/21/2012
First road built.
2012-07 Report
07/21/2012
Applying scenery around a spur.
2012-08 Report
08/01/2012
Installing structure #2 on the layout.
2012-10 Report
10/31/2012
Adding a passenger station.
2012-11 Report
11/17/2012
Scratchbuilt foreground tree, and a team track platform.
2013-01 Report
01/27/2013
Another tree, and installing fascia turnout push buttons.
2013-02 Report
02/25/2013
Layout update photos.
2013-03 Report
03/16/2013
More greenery growing.
2013-04 Report
04/27/2013
The layout is growing!
2013-05 Report
05/09/2013
Pulling the plug!
2013-06 Report
06/19/2013
Some updated scenery shots.
2013-09 Report
09/08/2013
Integrating Smitty's Rod-n-Reel.
2013-11 Report
11/28/2013
Re-visiting the Closet Module.
2013-12 Report
12/15/2013
Scenery work starts on the Closet Module.
2014-01 Report
01/30/2014
Washington gets sidewalks. More scenery expansion.
2014-02 Report
02/28/2014
A collection of mini-updates.
2014-06 Report
06/25/2014
Another structure added.
2014-08 Report
08/04/2014
Operational enhancements.
2014-11 Report
11/23/2014
More trees planted.
2015-01 Report
01/13/2015
Layout update photos.
2015-03 Report
03/19/2015
Rebuilding layout extension.
2015-07 Report
07/25/2015
Repair work.
2015-08 Report
08/21/2015
Adding the barber shop.
2015-10 Report
10/16/2015
The End.