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Old 12-13-2019, 03:18 PM   #11
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So decided AFTER laying the entire interlocking in West West Springfield that I totally dropped the ball in planning! I had intended on 7-8 tracks looping around the back wall as Springfield Yard. Well, that would make my inside radius like... 18in! Duh.

So I scaled back the main “yard” tracks to 5 (2 main, 3 yard) with a new interlocking to feed staging. I will now use staging track 1 as a feeder for a 2-3 track stub end yard on the left side to add additional storage / switching. I may keep it 2 tracks and add an industry.

Any insider knowledge as to yard industry in the 90s? Today there is a small intermodal yard. Maybe this will be the destination for all my intermodal???

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Old 12-13-2019, 11:13 PM   #12
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Question about laying the curves in the yard. My outside radius is 36 1/4 on track 1 and decreasing to 26 1/4 on track 5. Rather than making 5 big sweeping curves across the back, what if I reduced the outside radii to, say 30in each? Made tracks 1-3 all 30in radii. Does this do anything?

Here is a rough sketch of Springfield yard
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:56 AM   #13
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Trying to keep the radius the same on all parallel tracks isn't going to work out for you. The ends of each of the curves are going to cross one another
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:27 PM   #14
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Moving forward with the classification yard. Had some “help” running my district bus
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:54 PM   #15
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They fit under there better than us old guys do! Enjoy the help while you have it. They'll be grown up before you know it.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:39 AM   #16
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Quick update.... moving forward to the east end of West Springfield yard. Also starting to take out some of my locomotives... seems most of my old blue box Athearns have broken axles. Also, I’ve learning how to speed step and consist smoothly. It’s hard to match stuff to these new LokSound engines with momentum, start up delays, etc. Fun!
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