There's a distinct risk that a low-traffic'd blog would lose its whole readership when 9 months elapses between posts but hopefully my reactivated progress and some new posts will start to reverse this.
I just returned from a visit to the 2017 "March Meet" in Chicago, IL where several new rolling stock acquisitions were made. See the updated Equipment Roster page for the latest updates.
I also acquired a few other smaller items like real limestone loads for delivery to Carthage Marble and the first turnout parts from American Switch & Signal.
While no actual layout construction has begun, I'm embarking on an experiment to try to accelerate the rusting of real steel rail (code 125 as discussed earlier); we shall see what results develop with that.
Hopefully this will mark the start of some more regular postings!