This past week great strides happened on the progress of the Gary Conley Building, the Conley Mansion will hold the displays from Gary's HO empire that was in one of the rooms of his house in Joshua Tree. It was quite a layout and the detail of the scenery was the real gem of the layout. The museum is building a structure to house the exhibit, the building will be behind the Moseley Station and below the 7 1/2" loop to the station. A western themed building in lines with the era of the station to blend in with the other buildings nearby. During the last two weeks the area was cleared, compacted and the foundation formed and concrete poured. Bill Shepherd is the lead on this project and he has had help from Bob Whitt on excavating the site, and I'm sure with other things as well. From the pictures we see that Tom Arnold was out to see the progress and John Griffin too. An other interesting addition to the Railroad and Museum.
As always with concrete project around here, Bill tries to make the most of the truck load if it is coming out. Bill excavated for a retaining wall on the South side of the 7 1/2" loading area also. This will allow us to put in another track for parking trains at busy times. Great work all of you. With the Standard Gauge Meet coming up in two weeks you too can come out and see the progress. Here is a link for a few pictures of the pour day.
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