[DH has progressed with the basement model railway. He modified his previous plan for a folding up base on table legs, to one attached to the concrete bricks and ceiling so that the trailer can be stored under the table. Of course, the project hasn't been totally smooth sailing. He's had issues with trains coming off the rails, switches not working properly and laying the ballast. Fortunately, there are plenty of people online who post Youtube videos and to forums about potential solutions and some progress has been made. The following is Mr8's blog post.]
The track is half-ballasted. Dad has painted the table. He has made an upper level.