Work in Progress
We've been keeping track of our work from the empty barn to the present, with many photos and a panorama of the inside of the barn. On Friday January 28th 2011 we received the keys to our new home in the Carpenter's Barn. Our new home is over 100 years old and we are convinced it had been collecting dust and dirt since the day it was first used.
What have we accomplished to date? We have scrubbed our "old lady" from top to toe, installed fans, installed lights, built a new ADA compliant door, installed ADA compliant ramps for access, glazed the broken windows, sealed up where she leaked, added new windows and generally spruced her up. We have built the benchwork for the trains and have virtually all of the track in place. The scenery along the east and north wall are nearly complete. All of the major structures have been built or are in the throes of completion. So not good ….. but not bad either!
Click on the photo of the barn taken on January 28th, 2011 to see a gallery of the photos taken as we built our layout.
We've made a "Virtual Tour" of the inside of the barn. 108 photos were stitched to make a single photo 36,000x14,000 pixels (500 Megapixels). Special software now cuts this into over 3,000 tiles that allow faster downloads with high resolution. Click here for a virtual tour of the barn.