What an action-packed month this has been! As mentioned in the previous post, we are moving. The image above was taken on June 20th at our El Paso home as the household goods were moved out to the driveway before being packed into the moving van for a 1450 mile trip to our new Tennessee home.
The day after the van departed, my wife and I hit the highway with our two loaded vehicles. We had some kitchen goods, plants, computers, clothing, folding chairs, tools, and bedding stowed for use before the van arrives. Nearly all of my completed freight car models and locomotives were also transported in our vehicles. We made the trip in a few days and enjoyed a wonderful first weekend in Murfreesboro, TN.
The van arrived Tuesday morning and all was unpacked by early afternoon. The rental home is a bit smaller than our El Paso abode so many items will remain packed in the garage awaiting a permanent home sometime in the next year.
The layout parts can be seen in the image above and these seem to have made the trip without damage. Nearly all of the sections were the same dimensions. Quarter inch plywood was cut to cover the section bottoms and to make end plates that connected two sections together as one unit. Images and details will be shared in an upcoming blog post and the layout should come together in another week or two. Right now, I have to get the laundry room in order. The kitchen and living rooms are mostly complete and two bedrooms are nearly set up. The laundry is piling up so I need to focus on the washer and dryer hook ups.
It’s great to be in a new place and exploring the local community. The Wheeling Freight Terminal will be set up soon and hopefully have an August operating session to celebrate the fourth anniversary of this project.
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