2018 will be a year of exciting changes for the railroad. However, I'm not sure exactly in which direction these changes will occur.
In January 2014, I started working on a 2 x 3 diorama to take to the SER convention in Memphis. It has 5 different elevations on a gator foam base. The main structures are from the South River Model Works "Streeters and Clear Brook" kit. I also used a Bar Mills "Idaho Hotel" and "Gravely Building" kit. A low pile trestle (also from Bar Mills) with a road going under it supports part of the track. It was located so that the diorama could theoretically become part of the layout by removing the television. It was nice to to be building again after a year away from the workbench. Here are a few in-progress photos of the construction and several of the finished product.