On Friday this week, I came home early and eventually went down to the shed after 4:00pm. I spent some time, laying ballast from the northern end of Fairy Hill Loop to the southern entry into Kyogle Loop. Saturday I got down there after lunch and glued the ballast down that I laid of Friday. I then turned my attention to the main line from Hotham Street level crossing at the northern end of Cassino and started laying ballast into Cassino Down Yard. This ended up being about 2m of ballast that was laid.
Today I went down to the Shed before lunch and ballasted the two sidings in the Cassino Down Yard and the headshunt for the two disabled wagon sidings just off the Up Yard. All up this was about 4metres. After lunch I continued the ballasting of the mainline up Cassino Signal Box for about another 1.5 metres. I also extended the ballast in the Down sidings on by about a metre on each track. I also spread a bit of ballast to tidy up the Cassino Up Yard to the point where all the tracks converge before they diverge again into the Down Yard. I still need to ballast the track from the diverging point to where the sidings near the disabled wagons sidings are and the disabled wagons sidings themselves. This small amount of ballasting will be done in an afternoon if I can get a short day at work this week. That will exhaust my ballast supply for Cassino. I also need to ballast the Down Siding in Cassino outside the Loco, and the whole Cassino loco area. I do not have any ballast left for the Up Siding and the Loco area.
I also have to ballast the southern end of Kyogle. That is from a point half way down the crossing loop and I need to do the Main, the Loop, the Yard Siding, and the two private sidings. I have a feeling that I will just have enough ballast to complete this area.
Hopefully I will pick up some much wanted 12mm track and some second hand HO points at our Club’s Model Train Exhibition next weekend. I might be able to pick up another kilogram or two of ballast to allow completion of the Cassino loco area. That will leave me with only the area through Rappville Loop to do, apart from a couple of sidings here and there.
At our Club's Model Train Exhibition, I will be doing some modelling at a table on the Saturday. I will also have a few NSW and VR wagons and a couple of Lima and Powerline locos for sale. Some even have chips.