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. . is that a river runs through Thurmond.” That would be Thurmond, West by thunder Virginia.  A few weeks ago a friend of mine was showing off his T-trak modules at a train show. There is a club in Cincinnati. So I have been thinking about it anyway, and the Challenge pushed me over the edge.

I’m still waiting for my double module kit to come in, but the track did come in this week. This is two nights work so far painting ties. I plan on using the Radical Flats paper kits over 1/16” micro plywood that is also on order. A water tank and a standpipe are also planned.
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If track was Step 1, the module is Step 2. The mailman just arrived.

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Module assembled and ties halfway painted. Once the track is permanently attached to the frame, I will go back and paint the ties at the joints.

Micro plywood for structures and a Plastruct order for the standpipe came in this week.

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Crossing the bridge at Thurmond is a trippy experience, especially when you and the train are going in opposite directions.
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A wee bit of progress. Sky board is next.
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I think all of the tie painting was worth it. Painted concrete ties vs. the wood. I will fix the joint areas.

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I think all of the tie painting was worth it. Painted concrete ties vs. the wood. I will fix the joint areas.

Definitely! 
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