Went up to Austin to the Great Train Expo, a traveling national show. Was a nice show in the Austin Civic Center. It was the first time the show has come back to Austin in a couple years and was a tad smaller than in other Cities. Nice selection of vendors and some nice layouts on display as well.
Then headed West on Hwy 290 and between Austin and Dripping Springs, is a feed store in an old Santa Fe depot, that I found a few years ago. Well, about 200 yards past it was something new, another Santa Fe depot, and a Texaco freight house, and a old style United Supply warehouse! The depot is from Dumas, Texas, just north of Amarillo (long road trip on a trailer to it get it here). It is very nicely restored and is a gun store now, with a very nice restored interior. The freight area is used for class rooms.
When I get to my friends in Wimberley, I get to see the new mobile layout that Fred has been working on. It's on a 4x8 sheet of foam board with redwood box-frame for support. And is a loop of LGB track, curved down to about 20 inch radius, with two locations, a town and yard, and a mine quarry area (which is a couple inches higher via a grade). A neat track plan and very lite weight so far! Not completed, not a 'snow scene', there is Plaster and scenery, ground cover and scratch building all coming.
Saturday was a
good day trip !
(about 180 miles round trip)