Construction continues on the Bayou City & Gulf at Papa Ben's Train Place!
Visit us at 4007-E Bellaire Blvd., Houston.
The layout room is open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Above, it's January 2 and the New Year begins with a crowd of visitors checking out progress on the Bayou City & Gulf.
Below, President Ted Davis works the DCC programming track.
Above, Layout Master Charlie Aselin preps on of the dividers.
Below, a little later in January, Steve Redd, Ray Byer and Charlie discuss wiring issues.
Above, it's early February and more work is underway on one of the two scenic dividers.
Below, a refinery eventually will dominate the scene in this area.
Above, the multiple tracks at right will provide hidden passing, staging and reversing loop operations.
Below, Ray and Charlie prepare wire for the hidden loop tracks.
Above and below, Terry Hooks and Kirk Poorman work on scenery.
Above and below, the two peninsulas vary in shape and size, providing visual contrasts.
Layout Master Charlie Aselin, above, and "gandy dancer" Tom Wayburn, below,
seem to be enjoying layout work in these late February photos.
Above and below, trains are running on the BC&G even as the construction continues!
Above, Terry adds more details to one of the scenes in Bennett. This area is always on view to store visitors.
Below, late February found us with some storage issues!
However, early March finds the area clear and Tom Wayburn working on the quarry, above,
while below Eddie Aycock watches as Ray does more electrical work.
Above, the N'Crowd's March membership meeting provided an opportunity for everyone to check on progress.
Below, BC&G locomotives trundle through a rural scene on the railroad.
Watch for our second quarter 2010 update to be posted in July!