Well, I thought I would take a little time to put up the photo that really started it all. Ironically, it will be quite a while before I have a pair of Delaware Lackawanna RS-3's running about and the first loco will be a CP Rail GP9u. The GP9u's do roam about the area of Scranton, albiet at the west end of the DL and they don't roam onto the DL itself, but they could, and that's the point. I will spend a few minutes tonight working on the ties, undoubtedly, before turning in for 4am tomorrow.
Last night's work included the following:
Not necessarily in the order as shown. The wood filler was put on first because it makes it easier to get a smooth surface on the homasote without tearing it to shreds. It also helps to seal it in addition to the cheap grey paint to keep it from absorbing too much moisture.