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Month: April 2018

Updated track diagram

Updated track diagram

Sometimes it is easier to see the plan with a “diagram” rather than the layout plan.  This is a diagram showing the layout as a point to point (removing the doorway crossing).  As you can see, you start at the “South yard” and work down the mainline switching various industries until you reach the interchange yard at the other end.  There you can pickup/drop off, run around your train, and head back to the “South Yard”.  I guess I should…

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Track is done!

Track is done!

All of the track has been laid and wired!  This is a fully functioning railroad!   There is possibly one more industry to add if/when I decide where and how it will work.  For now though I am considering it an operating railroad.  I setup an operating scenario tonight and ran thru it.  Works pretty slick! I did make one last minute semi major change.  I never liked the interchange area.  It just always looked odd in my opinion.  I ended…

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Let there be a yard!

Let there be a yard!

And we have a yard!  And its backwards from the plan!  I started to layout the yard and where the operator was going to stand and quickly realized that there was going to be some congestion.  I decided to rework the whole yard by flipping it around and I actually like this better.  Here is the latest plan with the green tracks being the completed portion. It took a bit or ripping up and reworking both corners to make it…

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