Part 7 of my Marias Pass project just arrived in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of N Scale Railroading. I cover ballasting techniques and installing the river/water on the Flathead river. It's been a year now since the Marias Pass project debuted in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue. I don't know whether it should feel like just yesterday, or forever ago. Regardless, I hope you are enjoying the series, and we are starting to get into the good stuff in my opinion.