Last week I removed two turnouts and two tracks from the layout. As soon as the last of it was out, I knew down to my DNA it was the right move (see the previous post). Last week I also operated the layout more than I had in the previous year.

Bluntly stated, I had too much track. Over the last year I’ve removed about 15-20% of it that ¬†should have never been built in the first place. This is blasphemy from a heretic, so watch out for the model railroad thought police. You’ve been warned.Removal of the Mill Track

Less track equals more room for effective scenery.

Less Track equals more room for effective scenery.

Less track equals more room for effective scenery.

Saplings will grow anywhere.

Saplings will grow anywhere.

It didn’t take long to repair the scenery scars, which now represent the abandoned overgrown roadbed. The photos show a work in progress. More detailing is to come.

Regards,
Mike