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Layout Plan Revision & Solved a Problem!

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments

This is my latest incarnation of my layout plan, updated with a new loop coming out of the classification yard west end lead track and tying in with the westbound main line. Hurray, I finally figured it out!  It took many months of thought and consideration to bring this idea to fruition. The loop addition will be incorporated into existed track and I will have to cut out two sections to add the switches from the yard lead and the main line track. The other hurdle will be that the main line track coming up from the North side will have to be raised about another 1/2" to 3/4" inch while the start of the loop coming out of the yard lead will have to drop about a 1/2" inch. This will combine for a total +3" clearance from the top of the lower rail to the bottom of the mainline upper rail which will also be replaced with a girder bridge. The loop will have an average 3% grade as it traverses over the stairway and wends its way to the main line about 6" above the other tracks. So far so good, the dream and plan part are done. Now comes the build... <><>Plan facing South:<><>Plan - facing south<><>This is the plan rendered in 3D (facing North):<><>Plan - 3D facing north
Cheers, Ryan

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