Friday, November 14, 2008

Proviso Yard Layout

The track plan is being laid out on the plywood sub-roadbed. I have been using turnout templates from The templates are extremely useful. The yard is laid out with #8 turnouts. There are 10 storage tracks with the longest 8.5 feet long and the shortest 3.75 feet long. The two longest tracks will be used for incoming and outgoing trains. The other 8 tracks will be used for classifying/sorting trains. The two outermost tracks will used used as run around tracks. The double track mainline can be seen to the left of the yard. This weekend I plan to saw the sub-roadbed out of the plywood and permanently attach it to the benchwork.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Progress on Benchwork Proviso/Clinton/Fulton

Basic benchwork for the new layout in the basement family room is underway. Below are pictures of the progress. A picture of the hand drawn trackplan is also included. Good luck figuring out what each pictues is on the trackplan.