After all the years of sponging off my steam friends and
acquaintances, the Sheehans' backyard railroad is finally ready for the
Inaugural Steam-up and Payback.
No brag, just fact: it turned out WAY better than I thought
it would before I actually got started building it; big sweeping curves
(10 and 11 foot radius) dodging around the oak trees, large radius
turnouts to match, both stand-up and sit-down sidings/steam-up
areas----I'm pretty pleased.
Depending on the time of day, at least half of the layout
is heavily shaded by the aforementioned oak trees and what isn't shaded
will be tented. And best of all, at least my trains run nicely on it!