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Backdrop - Redux

After the recent events in the layout room, I finally have the space put back together and ready for the layout to come back. The only downside is that in the time since the construction has finished, I've come to enjoy the open space down here - especially because it has to serve as an office until things get back to normal. 

I decided that I wanted to keep some of the available floorspace, and elected to adjust the trackplan to keep to the walls. I did this by moving the Spreckels Sugar Factory to the wall that previously held the Corey stop along the Buena Vista Branch Line.  Well, that's the current plan at least. By my guess, the new Factory location will be about 4' x 2', allowing for larger buildings, and possibly an engine services facility. 

Before committing to any of that, however, I wanted to reinstall the backdrop. Originally, this was done by attaching the MDF directly to the wall brackets used to install the benchwork. 

That worked fine, it was a hassle try…

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