Clear to Stop, track speed 10

No, I don’t have CTC on my layout, nor has the prototype ever seen any sort of signaling, but I know when I need to slow down. The layout’s kind of on hold while my life does stuff.

This post is about me, not trains.

I’m in school right now, for that whole electrician thing I’m doing. It’s getting progressively harder to keep homework away from home, and I find myself devoting more to it every night – Don’t worry, my grades are at the top of the class.

More than that, my summer is becoming busy in the best way – As some of you know, I’m working on gaining momentum with my photography business, and I have picked up enough business lately to fill a lot of my free time!

Between school and other-work, I have little to no time to spare. In addition, the prospect of moving soon is looming, so I’m scared to do much work anywhere outside of the pulp mill.

So, what has happened? I’m in week 2 of replacing a rail at Castlegar, where I’m throwing a couple more servos onto turnouts.

I’m also starting to work on some of the kits I have. I’ve somehow acquired 5 Kaslo H16-44 kits, two Geoff Gooderham resin kits for a 4700 series baggage and a Cape series observation to complete my Kootenay/Kettle Valley Express, and an old Sylvan Angus caboose, because I love them and rapido hasn’t come out with them yet.

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Hope I get to finish them this summer!

And I bought this, it sounds delicious.

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Can’t pull the full train, but it can manage 16 or so cars – Not bad for such a tiny toy.

Well, I’ll check in later – Doing another 4 day abandoned railway bike ride in 2 weeks!