So a mini-milestone on the path to constructing a layout. To celebrate putting on the final pieces of the foam layer on the benchwork, I set up a couple of pieces of track, and got out a locomotive and cars so I could run a first train on the layout.
It’s not fancy, but it is exactly the maximum length of train that can be run on the layout and fit in staging, a short switching locomotive, 3x 40′ freight cars and a caboose!!
Video below of a quick run back and forth, any sound cut outs from the locomotive are the quality of my gator clipped power connection for temporary testing and not the locomotive itself!