There was some heavy ice/snow while were were gone over Christmas break
Just finished updating this for (hopefully) the last time. This incorporates all the changes from my original plan–the not-a-wye, adding straights to my revers curve, one less siding in town–and shows the current state of the track, at least. Most of the other scenery is there, too. The only big thing left is the mountain.
You can see the modified cars at the front (getting power from the tender) and the bubble-blowing elephant and lighted Christmas tree car at the end. Pretty fun–and the kids loved it.
Those little brushes on older LGB locos, where the spring and brush are loose, are hard to change. If you’re not careful, the spring tension will throw the brushes across the room when you’re trying to get one on the opposite side. I got tired of chasing springs and brushes, so I made up a little tool out of brass sheet.
I’ve finally got my streetcar track down