Hand-spiking turnout assemblies to cross-ties is slow going. Gluing three foot sections of prefabricated flex-track goes faster.
There is substantial progress on ten days ago.
I'm also learning about ways to adapt helicopter model controllers to model trains. If that project works out, I don't have to bother with route selection at frogs, or with reversing sections. Might even dispense with the time-sharing problems that arise on layouts with multiple command control throttles in use at the same time.