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Layout expansion

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I've been kicking this idea around for the past couple of months, and I had the space for it so I started the project today.

I added a 75"x 18" extension for a new Deutsche Bahn five track yard. I haven't decided whether to just use it for train staging and storage or whether I'll turn this into a small passenger station.

I don't like the idea of it being a dead-end yard so it may just remain as a staging yard for trains that are still not bought yet.

It will be scenic-ed but like I said, I haven't decided in which direction to take it yet.

The yard lead will come off the outer main on the other side of the layout and the inner track and mountain branch also have access with a couple of switching manuvers.

The outer track will be head-in and the inner track will be tail-in with a dead-end yard and no means to turn the trains around and I will not be fooling around with a reversing wye.

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Could you put a passing siding in the yard? That way you could run a train head in then run around the cars and be able to run the train head out. I don't know if that's prototypical on a German railroad.:dunno:
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