These are "Wide Corners," using R414/381mm superelevated curves.
Apartment Corner - pictures 1-6
The track has power feeds, and is glued/nailed down, awaiting some ballast. The two-lane roadway inside it needs striping. As for the stairway to nowhere, see #5 & 6. I still need to add details indluding figures, shrubs and trees. Note each apartment block is trimmed in a different color. Block numbers will be added. The sidewalks are glued down, but the apartments will wait until I add figures. In #5, the intent is to add a jogging/bikeing trail along the outside ridge. And #6, well, I need to raise the walkway a bit. And, yes, it will get railings.
Hotel Janet - pictures 7-8
#7 and #8 are glimpses of the wide corner named for my sister-in-law. It is in the Payne box while I let various parts thoroughly dry. It just barely fits, but the box is due to be rebuilt a bit larger. In the meantime, the hotel lifts off. There are trees, shrubs, flowers and figures and other details still to add.
In #8, the track is taped in prep of a glue "seal" coat being applied. The blue shrubs look more dark green in 'real life' than the blue seen here.
Not shown is the first wide corner, "MGBI Headquarters." That stands for Mega Greed Banking and Insurance. It needs some figures (they all do!) and the addition of power feeds to the track. Otherwise, it is about finished.
Speaking of power feeds, these are the first modules in which I am soldering all internal joints. All modules Old and new) will eventually be so soldered. In addition, most of my modules, new and old, will get power feeds to a terminal block. That way, depending on the setup configuration, power connections can be easily added where needed.
There is a fourth wide corner, as well as two wide junction modules. So far, various ideas have been considered, but nothing firm has taken shape for them. When these three are "finished" I will have to get something going on them.
Next month, the local railroad club here in the Lubbock area is hosting a convention for the LSR Region of the NMRA. Since, due to a combination of circumstances, we (the TTrak-N modelers) are not able to have a display layout there. The room space is available, the bodies to set up and run are not. Most are tied up with convention tasks, while I will be out of town. Oh, well.
So, some of the group thought that we could substitute a slideshow video display of our recent shows. It seems that a freeware program, IrfanView, has the capability to use both .jpg and .avi files in a screensaver function. From a hint given to me, this is proving to be a most useful program. The trick is to save it as an .exe file, not as a .scr file.
So much for the boring bits. I'm collecting and editing the video files and jpg's. In the end it will be a large file. So, unfortunately, I'm not sure that the result can be shared. Oh, well, my masterpiece (ha!) may forever be mine.
Oh, my, I'm over a year behind. I have GOT to get back to documenting my drivel and misfortunes.
It's not all bad, I've just been busy with TTrak modeling. My total is somewhere the far side of 30 modules, with a few (ha!) more in process. My friends and I have named our local TTrak group "SouthWest Trakers" and there is a blog starting under that name.