I don’t use spikes, so this will have to suffice.
18 months after the IAIS Grimes Line was dismantled and our basement reconstructed, and a year after the first piece of Ikea Ivar shelving arrived to serve as the base for the new benchwork, track is fully installed and wired on The Hills Line. The last insulation displacement connector installed provides power to a short section of track underneath the IAIS Iowa River Bridge between the former CIC Yard Lead and the switch to City Carton Recycling.
Next steps are a series of shakedown sessions, designed to make sure that the track as built will support the operations as designed. Smart money is that I’ll end up making some subtle adjustments between elements, which are considerably easier to do BEFORE any scenic elements are in place.
So who wants to come operate?