Latest text messages indicate that one third of the layout needs replacing.
That's a massive amount of square footage.
All the affected benchwork and topography has been cut away, and piled in the rear parking lot.
Trackwork has all been saved.
The weight of falling ceiling debris caused a tremendous amount of damage.
Only about four dozen structures are on benches for possible salvage... mostly plastic ones, e.g., Walthers, BLMA, Woodland Scenics, etc.
Nine signal bridges might be salvageable... the other several are not.
ServePro is about done. Light's are back on.
The place is likely cleaner and brighter now than it's ever been.
The old abandoned sheriff's office next door is now scheduled for demolition (the Molotovs did their job).
Fortunately, our walls are 18 inches of reinforced concrete with armored doors, and no lower story windows.
They would've needed a MOAB to get in there.
Murphy was not our friend that night. It was a one in a million shot that it happened the way it did.
The first lumber & hardware delivery is scheduled for Monday.
A member-volunteer rebuilding crew is signing up. They may have to turn down a few, which is a relief for me, because wearing a mask is raising havoc with my asthma. I wear a mask when sawing & sanding at home, but at least I can break for a day and no one notices.
I'm told the new lighting is better and brighter than it's ever been.
I have a feeling the replacement section will outdo the old one... some of the newer members are really good with landscape & scenery.
BTW, on the floor amongst the debris, they found a vintage kit-built Ambroid boxcar that had been left on a track after a photo session. It was completely unharmed (ACL watermelon car).
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The riffraff came for another shot at the area.
Security cam footage shows eight of them with crowbars, sledge hammers, etc.
There's virtually no way they can break in, (the doors are breach-proof) so they sprayed the front and side of the building with stupid vile profanity.
Much of it was misspelled.
I'm sure it won't be claimed...
We'll just 'wait it out' for awhile, and employ a volunteer pressure washer and some discount paint.