Installed the double crossover in Clinton, IA that are between the west staging and the Mississippi River bridge. The double crossover uses four #10 turnouts and will allow access from all 11 staging tracks to both the #1 and #2 mainlines heading across the Mississippi River and eastward toward Chicago.
Here's an overall view of the west staging throat and the turn to head across the Mississippi River and eastward. I'm not a fan of peninsulas and turn back curves, but there will be a scene divider so only half of the curve will be a part of the modelled layout. Also, the unmodelled portion of the curve is 24" radius while the modelled portion is 36".
The Gravel Pit
2 years ago