#118 April Status Report

April 6, 2017

In this article, we’ll look at what’s new on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout since the last such report in Part 116.  As usual the order of the items described is as you would encounter them as you proceed along the layout’s aisle.

First, there is now water in the lower part of the canal in the Early Period.  The canal boat, which used to sit in the center of the canal on the dry canal bottom, is now moored on the far side of the canal (Figure 1)

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Figure 1.  Canal Boat in Water in the Canal

Figure 2 is another view of the water-filled canal and the now moored canal boat.

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Figure 2.  Canal Boat Docked


The businesses between the tracks and the canal now have added interior and exterior details and figures as well as new inside lighting (Figure 3 and Figure 4).


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Figure 3.  Lighted Interior 1


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Figure 4.  Lighted Interior 2

Across the aisle from the canal scene, a new business, a doctor’s office, has been added, including interior lighting, exterior details, and patients (Figure 5).

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Figure 5.  Doctor’s Office

In the Middle Period city, a new freight station has been added next to the main line between the railroad-car diner and the stockyard (Figure 6).

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Figure 6.  Freight Station

In the Middle Period engine servicing facility, a fuel pumping station (Figure 7) has been added just to the left of the large fuel storage tank.

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Figure 7.  Fuel Pumping Station


In the industrial area across the aisle from the Modern City, a new job, an old panel truck, is being delivered to the metal-working shop atop a flat-bed truck (Figure 8).

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Figure 8.  Panel Truck on a Flatbed

As is customary for the EJ layout, additional high-quality models have been added periodically to enhance the scenes and make them more interesting to EJ’s customers.  The layout is still not finished and maybe never will be.  There will be more to come.  Stay tuned.

© 2017 Tom Bartsch

MVGRS Big Train Project Coordinator