It's been about three months since I posted an update because it's been three months since I've worked on the layout.
Why so long?
Because we will soon be leaving New Jersey for Wyoming. Taxes continue to spiral up and up in New Jersey (property taxes on the house here went up nearly $2000 in the last two years!), and they've just gotten to be too much. So we are moving to the land of my birth (and the land of low taxes) - Wyoming. We'll probably wind up in Casper, but Cheyenne isn't out of the question. We're going out soon on a house hunting trip.
The house in NJ is under a sales contract, and is scheduled to close, if no hiccups emerge to slow things down, in late October.
Depending on what sort of basement I find in Wyoming, the layout will either be broken into sections to move, or disassembled completely.
Either way, a new CB&Q in Wyoming, this one version 5, will arise! So stay tuned...