Now for a trains update. I've completed adding a number of shelves to the layout, for easier handling of car cards and paperwork; I'll have photos of those posted shortly (I hope). I've also completed work on a little 0-6-0 switcher. This is a Walthers Heritage Proto2k model, older (DC, bulbs for lights, no tender pickups).
I added DCC (TCS Kam4 decoder, with built-in keep alive which is great for a loco this small), replaced the bulbs with LEDs, decaled, weathered (mostly Pan Pastels), Kadee couplers, and added as much weight as I could squeeze in (mostly in the smokebox, under the smokebox, and under the firebox on both sides).
So, here's some photos:
The coal is real, and from the RGS itself no less! It's Rico coal, a mix of two sizes. Mike Conder sells (or at least, did sell) this for a very reasonable price. Details about that are on my RGS Kit Listing page.