|Joined: ||Thu Aug 21st, 2008|
|Location: ||Colorado USA|
|Thanks for the additional pictures. The scenery in Empalme was fairly close to what I was envisioning. The two things that I noticed that were different was the construction of the building (I can't quite tell if that's metal siding or boards) and the fact that you can't see the ties because they're completely covered over with dirt.
I spent some time yesterday "exploring" Guaymas with google maps to get a sense of what my backdrop might look like, what color the dirt was, etc. I was surprised to see a number of california palms, though I'm assuming those came later and aren't indigenous.
As far as my layout, I finished a lot of small tasks which "feels" like it added up to a lot of progress: Under the table turnout throws, fascia knobs, lots of misc wiring and electrical work, finally mounted the DCC plate, etc. I posted a longer blog post with details about all of the boring parts of building a railroad if you're interested in the nitty gritty. http://somerailroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/lots-of-infrastructure.html