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

January/February/March 2010

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.

BCG January 2010

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.

BC&G January 2010

BC&G January 2010

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.

BC&G January 2010

BC&G February 2010

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.

BC&G February 2010

BC&G February 2010

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.

BC&G February 2010

BC&G February 2010

Above and below, Terry Hooks and Kirk Poorman work on scenery.

BC&G February 2010

BC&G February 2010

Above and below, the two peninsulas vary in shape and size, providing visual contrasts.

BC&G February 2010

BC&G February 2010

Layout Master Charlie Aselin, above, and "gandy dancer" Tom Wayburn, below,
seem to be enjoying layout work in these late February photos.

BC&G February 2010

BC&G February 2010

Above and below, trains are running on the BC&G even as the construction continues!

BC&G February 2010

BC&G February 2010

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!

BC&G February 2010

BC&G March 2010

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.

BC&G March 2010

BC&G March 2010

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.

BC&G March 2010

Watch for our second quarter 2010 update to be posted in July!
 
    
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