A tenacious ground ivy forced me to reconsider some landscaping on the South Bay Railway this month. Once you get started, things just seem to happen. The result is a new river on the layout. The Alan Creek when finished will be about 16 feet long and flow into a wooden sluiceway that is about another 16 feet long and will turn a water wheel on a mill before splashing into the existing St. John River on another part of the layout.
This photo is the headwater of the creek, a place that will be known as Flat Rock Springs where the water bubbles up from inside a piece of shale before running down the creek. I hope to complete the river portion this weekend and replant the construction area.
Needless to say while this is going on the automata work is getting dusty.