Laying the Track and Final Details

To finish up today on my construction of the classic Fine Scale Miniatures kit #155 the Old Time Coal Dock, I laid the tracks across all three substructures, then I hand spiked the rails, and finally I put in the last of the detail castings and signs along with some miniature workers.

I used 2-part 5 minute epoxy to install the wood supports below the rails.  Then I used the same epoxy to glue on the rails.  What you don’t see in the video is me fussing with the HO scale track gauge and repositioning the rails to be sure ore cars can run on these tracks some day.

The next step will be to build and install the hopper roof, but that’s for another weekend.  See you next time.

Here’s what the coal dock looks like so far:

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