The New Construction Zone!  Houston N'Crowd's Next New Club Layout

April/May/June 2009

Construction is well under way on the new BC&G at the new Papa Ben's!
Visit us at 4007-E Bellaire Blvd., Houston.
The layout room is open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above and below:  At the April meeting of the N'Crowd, members discuss plans and look over the progress to date.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above: President Ted Davis explains what the heck is going on.

Below: Post-meeting bull session.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above and below: It's May, and things are progressing well! Layout Master Charlie wields a mean drill,
while Tom and Ted discuss details.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Below: Tom and Steve discuss details.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above and below: Brown paper allows people to pencil in their ideas.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Below: Now we're into June and laying out the long staging yard. AJ seems relatively happy about it all.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above: We need trees, and Kirk Poorman has been making some fine ones.

Below: Risers and view blocks are going into place.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above: Bird's eye view.

Below: Tom, Ted and Charlie install more risers.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above: The staging yard takes shape.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above: Late June, and the track gang is installing sub-roadbed.

Below: Ray and Charlie discuss details.

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!

Above and below: Light returns to Bennett!

The new Bayou City & Gulf!
 
    
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    OK, it's not the BC&G, but the shop's demo layout - but we'll have scenes like this soon!