I've been getting a lot accomplished as the winter modeling season comes to a close. Since last time I have installed backdrops on the upper display level. I also finished installing the backdrop behind Yeagertown and Burnham.

I'm focusing on Mann's Narrows, with the goal of getting the area fully sceniced by the end of the month. The mountain has received a complement of trees and I have completed the plastering and some of the sculptamodling on the foreground scenery, including some trademark Pennsy retaining walls along the edge of the Kishocoquillas Creek.

Over the next few weeks I hope to complete the ground cover, install the remaining trees and a highway overpass, and "pour" the creek.

I also managed to get one of the Walthers steel plant buildings assembled for part of the Standard Steel complex in Burnham. In addition, about two dozen Bowser kits have hit the rails.

I anticipate starting very limited ops by the end of the year, though it would be limited to a portion of the Milroy Secondary and only involve a couple of people. I foresee full Milroy Secondary operations by the end of next year.

Here's the current view as one enters the train room...

More photos at http://photos.pennsyrr.com/thumbnails.php?album=9.