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Old 01-22-2020, 06:47 PM   #1
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Gardena Shortline Switching Layout

I've got a 16x2' shelf layout with a 12' extension for a storage yard. Been building it since spring of 2019. Not based on any prototype but it's inspired by all the industrial spurs around Los Angeles(that are now mostly abandoned). I drive to see a client once a month in Vernon and enjoy seeing all the old rail served warehouses.

I've built most of the turnouts using a #6 fasttracks jig and control the turnouts with servos. TamValleyDepot provides the servo controls and decoders. I'm using an old mac mini to run JMRI and a WiThrottle server.

I use a mac program called Switch List to generate... switch lists. Love the program for making realistic operations on the layout.
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:51 AM   #2
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Nice looking switching layout, some very interesting operations there.
Have fun and enjoy.

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Old 01-23-2020, 10:54 AM   #3
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Very interesting yard. I love the weathering on the Sante Fe diesel.
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:07 PM   #4
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looks like this is going to be a professional level of layout.
very interested to look at your wiring and electronic devices organization
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Old 01-29-2020, 12:08 PM   #5
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Filled in missing ties and painted the track. I love the quicksticks from FastTracks and now they look much better with railroad tie brown on them.

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Old 01-30-2020, 03:13 AM   #6
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Gardena Shortline, you should post your track plan in the Layout design forum.
Here https://www.modeltrainforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18.
It's a very good plan and some others may benefit from it.

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Old 01-30-2020, 07:22 AM   #7
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Very nice.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:46 AM   #8
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Good looking switching layout. Lots of activity possible.

Looks like you've got a good handle on everything with your switch programming and handlaid switches.

Some of your pics make me feel like I'm standing there along the tracks.

Keep pics coming.
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Old 02-01-2020, 01:36 PM   #9
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Very nice work.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:42 AM   #10
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Very interesting yard. I love the weathering on the Sante Fe diesel.
the feeling is mutual!
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