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I don't want to stop running trains to glue down the track I laid! I ran one of my DC K4's at full speed with the same set of rolling stock as well! I tried going full speed with 4 passenger trains but had a few minor problems in a few areas that aren't glued down yet plus the passenger cars haven't been properly weighted yet as well...
 

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Few pictures as well... I only need 5 or 6 more flex track to finish with 3 Peco sections left. I could finish it up with the best pieces of the Atlas flex track I have left since I can't go out and buy more at a local store until Wed... See how I feel after lunch but my Ron medication has been helping!!! Not normally a fan of IPAs but this local one is pretty good!!!
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Got a question.
What is that UFO… I mean weather balloon… in the sky?
Next to the PRR embossed sign.
Whahahahaha... That's the on/off switch to the old laundry hookup that I still use to make RO/DI water for my fish tank!!! Still needed access to it to make water. I have two shut offs under the layout for the tubing but no way I'd trust them 100% which is why I left access to the main valve open and accessible!
 

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Haven't done too much this morning more planning than anything. I get to hopefully go back into the real world tomorrow so I can get some more flex track to finish the rest!

I did use some old Atlas flex track cut up spare pieces to tinker with the connection behind the chimney...
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Also tinkered and planned the inside loop by the stairs as I wanted to use some of my curved turnouts with the yard design. I think I'm going to add a passing loop which will add a 3rd track on the inside of the loop indicated by the tape on the left side with the turnouts...
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Last night when I was running the test trains I thought how my layout will much more be a continuous running layout than switching layout. As I was starting to plan the yard in my head and where to put those curved turnouts by the steps to make the yard someone more realistic instead of just a snub nosed yard that goes to nowhere I went down the turntable rabbit hole thought process.

I have a used large motorized turntable that would fit any of my steamers and I've been wondering if I could fit that and the roundhouse. I figured with my steamers if I wasn't using them on the continuous loop I'd never be able to turn them around realistically and easily for operations without one...

So since I had the ingenious idea of using tape to mark out the yard I busted out the turntable and the frames of one of the roundhouses kits I haven't made and can fit a 6 stall roundhouse and the turntable with room to spare! I feel like this would be way more visually interseting since my layout will be far from a switching layout. I'll still have some small switching in the yard but having the turntable and roundhouse with the High Line going up and over will just look awesome!!!
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