Friday, May 4, 2012

026 The Utah Night Shift - Changes at the Cement Plant

After the switching test on the layout I decided that the cement plant needed some changes.  It doesn't really feel like it models modern practice, so let's tear up some track.

 Here's what it looked like when I started.  Notice that to switch it you have to interfere with the transloading facility.  The real railroad wouldn't (and didn't) do that.

In order to keep the siding long, we'll have a crossing.  This gives the plant its own isolated siding and even makes it a bit longer.

Probably some more tweaks to come, but we're close to done.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Scott,
    A change for the better that eliminates the pesky switchback and gains extra car space. Reminds me of John Armstrong's Atlas layout "Narrow Switching RR for Tight Spaces."
    Keep up the great work!


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