The track plan is being laid out on the plywood subroadbed. I have been using turnout templates from www.handlaidtrack.com. 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 subroadbed out of the plywood and permanently attach it to the benchwork.
The Gravel Pit
3 years ago