and, a phone-in by Glue Bob who was still on the Cresent returning from New Orleans!
We spent the first part of the evening discussing the expansion track plan and after looking closely at the two plans it was plain that one plan allowed for better following of the trains by operators. I then showed the guys who to make a wire armature tree in the hopes that we could turn out a few before the night was over, but.......
the guys were anxious to put up a little drywall - so that's what we did. I had coved the two corners in the back of the alcove extension and we worked on the one wall.
Pauls is heading up the end on a piece of drywall that will go between the exisiting wall and a new section.
Keith checks the spacing at the top for the next filler piece
Paul handles the 1" screws into the studs. Since the studs were only 1" x 4"s we had to use the short screws.
Keith measures for the stud centers for mid panel screws.
Steve functioned as the measure man/ gopher / cleanup / grip for the guys and looks on here as more screws are added. In this picture you can see the coved (curved) hardboard corner in front of Paul
Here you can get a better view of alcove and the two coved corners. It was decided that the track and benchwork in the foreground will be detached, turned up on end and and hopefully walked out of the doorway to the right of Steve. Once the doorway is closed up, the alcove finished, new benchwork installed, and track added, then the removed benchwork and track can be reattached outside of the room to provide the temporary return loop.
After the drywall work we decided to solve the world's problems with having some drinks and munchies. It was a early night with everybody leaving around 10pm.