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Posted: Sat 2. May 2020, 09:17
Here is the 4x8 layout in which this design initially started off at. This design might still be the factor if I have the room to do so.
Re: 4x8 layout
Posted: Sun 10. May 2020, 19:22
Here's a better version without the extra small pieces and the curves are not as restrictive as before.
Re: 4x8 layout
Posted: Tue 12. May 2020, 18:30
I did find a happy medium.I did some surgery on the yard of my layout. The top portion will still be the receiving yard. The bottom part I transformed it into a classification yard with two ready tracks next to the main line. Which still cuts through the center of the yard. The last three tracks are for each industry. Yes, I kept the refueling/sanding tracks for the locomotives though I shorten them a little to hold two SD40-2's each. Also I decided whenever I purchase the turntable I'll buy the turntable extension. This will allow me to add more stalls. The top right long spur track is in question, it's about the length. I might reduce one of the 1022's /280mm tracks from this spur and use this as my programing/wheel cleaning/test track to the side. Instead of three of them there will only be two.
With this I am saving $25 on track alone! Plus my wife likes the newer one too. The only electrical switches I will be using is the three triples. The other left and right hand switches throughout the layout will be all manual throws. Yes, I still will have no leftover tracks on this layout.