The first cut!

Martin Booker cuts the connection from the cabs to the track
Martin cuts the connection from the cabs to the track

This is it — the point of no return! Okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic, since wire can always be spliced. But we did pass a major milestone on Tuesday, March 1st, when club president Martin Booker cut the wires that connect our analog control system to the track wiring.

Those who saw The Hunt For Red October will remember the scene between Sean Connery and the Master At Arms…

MAA: We could still go back.

RAMIUS: There will be no going back.

We have resisted the urge to talk to each other in Scottish-Russian accents, but the point is still the same: Power is cut to our analog system, and when the railroad comes back online it will be digitial!

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