I have totally revamped the trackage in this area that was once complete.
- Gotten rid of a bunch of trackage at the aggregate facility including a run-around track.
- I have also bent the VMID trackage that once went across the bridge to a cassette.
- I have configured the track below without the use of a cassette there.
- Opened the layout up for more scenery.
|Pretty much starting from scratch with this area.|
|Had to add a smaller board up front to aid in accessing the lower level.|
|Mocking up the track work. I use sectional 22 degree curves to plan curvage. The 22 degrees is not to sharp and is usually my smallest radius. This works well for layouts with 4 axle power and no passenger trains.|
|The look towards the door. The trackage on the left is the VMID. I have to move the signal to the mark on the benchwork.|
|The aggregate unloading facility base. It should hold 5-6 cars across the diamond.|
|Glad Walthers finally made one of these. I was close to making my own silos.|
|After today's work. Bench work is just about complete. Got to install the lights underneath for the lower level before I attach the subroadbed.|
|Final view from the door.|
|And finally some bigger horsepower for the VMID. She will be patched and put into service soon.|